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Introduction to British Sign Language and Deaf Awareness - A Peep into the Deaf World

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Course Title:

Introduction to British Sign Language and Deaf Awareness - A Peep into the Deaf World

Course Number:

CZNO L21157


Distance Learning Course

Learning Area:



Level 1 (Mixed)


Sally Petch

Start Date:

11 May 2021

End Date:

11 May 2021

Session Time(s):

Tuesday between 10:30 and 12:00

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

Between 8 and 20 learners.


NOTE: This course has already finished.

Course Information

This is an online course taught via Zoom

Total Hours: 1 1/2 hours online with the tutor Sally Petch.

What will I be learning?

You will learn:

  • About deaf people in the UK.
  • The main aim of the course is:

- To raise awareness of the variety of deaf people that live in the UK.

- To signpost where further information can be found.

Does the course lead to a qualification?

No. It doesn’t lead to a qualification but learners who complete the course will be given a certificate of attendance on request.

What does the course involve?

A one and half hours session over Zoom. There will be a demonstration of fingerspelling, a short online quiz, a short lecture, and a final Question & Answer session.

Who is the course for?

The course is aimed at anyone would is curious about the Deaf.

What do I need?

You may want pen and paper if you want to take any notes, although the slides will be sent to participants after the event. Please have the Kahoot! App ready on a separate mobile device to be able to play the online quiz.

To connect to your online course via Zoom, you will need: 

  • An electronic device of your choice connected to the Internet 
  • An email address  
  • Headphones or speakers and microphone (these can be built into your device) 

Are there any additional costs?

This is a free course. There are no additional costs.

Progression within DALS

We have lots of courses planned to ensure you have a variety of progression routes.  If you are interested in another course, please ask for more information or telephone our helpline on Derby (01332) 956565 or

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

  • Basic British Sign Language (BSL) - First Steps Online
  • Basic British Sign Language (BSL) - Second Steps Online
  • Understanding the different methods for teaching Deaf children in the UK

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This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement. That's got to make you feel good!

Venue Information

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Derby Adult Learning Service, Online Learning Course, DE0 0NA


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