British Sign Language: Beginners (LDB254CA22)


The Arena Skills Centre, Bognor Regis


18:30 - 20:00


1.5 hours x 10 sessions

Tricia Johnson

03456 01 01 61

Cost breakdown

Tuition fee£97.50
Total cost£97.50


Concessions available if you are: 65 or over or on a means tested benefit (evidence required)

What is the course about?

You will begin each session by being introduced to basic BSL;

Deaf awareness, fingerspelling, basic greetings and everyday conversational signs.

You will learn to fingerspell names and places. Identify the sign name of your local town (if it has one), give and receive information about how you are feeling, where you live and use the local number system.

Towards the end of the session each week you will be joined by Improver students. You will then have an opportunity to practise together and discuss the use of your BSL skills.

What previous experience, knowledge or qualifications do I need for this course?

This course is suitable for those with no knowledge of British Sign Language.

What do I need to bring with me?

You may wish to have a pen and note book or folder to store weekly course handouts.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs to attend this course.

You may wish to purchase a dictionary (

or down load a BSL dictionary app (free -

You can speak to your tutor about this during the first session.

What can I do next?

Your next step would be to continue on to the Improvers course at the later time slot.

You might also like to progress to other Aspire Sussex courses developed to improve your skills for everyday life, employment, health and wellbeing or to explore a personal interest, see below.

Learning for Life: Develop your skills to support greater independence, including digital skills and skills to support family learning. Courses available include: Computer Skills for Beginners and Improvers, Microsoft packages, Creative Writing and British Sign Language.

Learning for Work: Develop your skills for the workplace, including to improve the chance of getting a job or to progress at work. Courses available include; Level 1 and 2 Functional Skills English and Maths, Digital Skills qualifications, and GCSE English and Maths.

Learning for Health & Wellbeing: Develop your skills to support personal wellbeing including confidence and independence through healthy body and mind and improved nutrition. Courses available include: Yoga, Mindfulness, Cooking/Nutrition and Art for Wellbeing.

Learning for Personal Interest: Develop skills to support your quality of life, gain cultural enrichment and personal fulfilment, encourage social interaction. Courses available include: Textiles, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Drawing and Painting, Pottery, Photography and many more.

Detailed information on or all these courses and many more can be found online or in our brochure. If you have any questions, please ask your tutor or contact aspire on 0345 601 01 61 or visit our website at

Course Location

The Arena Skills Centre
The Regis School Campus
Westloats Lane
Bognor Regis
West Sussex
PO21 5LH