This 6 week course is a great introduction to sign language.

Start: 27th January 2021

End: 10th March 2021

Day: Wednesday


Course contents are:

• Introduce BSL as language
• How to fingerspell
• Introduce family signs, i.e. mother, father, sister, brother, friend etc.
• Introduce and practice using signed numbers and quantities
• Basic deaf awareness
• Basic signed conversations including above topics and vocabulary

This course is free to those unemployed and in receipt of a means tested benefit. To be eligible for funding you must be 19 or over and have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years as of August 1st 2019. Otherwise course fees are £67.50

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements, however you must have a good standard of written and spoken English.


Tutors will give regular verbal and written feedback. You will be required to complete an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and encouraged to set your own personal targets as part of this course.


There may be opportunities to progress onto other courses both in the community and at Nottingham College sites.

The course tutor can discuss appropriate opportunities if you wish to further your learning in this subject area.

Additional information

You can read more about community courses and your individual Learning Plan in our Guidance for Community Learners booklet.

To find out more please contact Lisa on 0115 884 2389 or email

Alternatively, you can enrol direct at a college site. Proof of benefit (dated within the last 3 months) and ID must be provided at the time of enrolment.


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