British Sign Language: Beginners (B12093CA21)

This course has already started but spaces might still be available. Please call us on 03456 01 01 61 or email [email protected] for more information.


The Arena Skills Centre, Bognor Regis


19:00 - 20:30


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.
Half way through the session each week you will be joined by the intermediate 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 little or no knowledge of British Sign Language. Suitable for complete beginners only.
Students who have completed a previous term or would like to re-cap previous vocabulary should enrol on the Intermediate course.

What do I need to bring with me?

You may wish to have a pen and note book, plus any previous vocabulary handouts to hand throughout the course/session.

Are there any additional costs?

There are no additional costs to attend this course. You may wish to purchase a dictionary or download a BSL dictionary app.

What can I do next?

You might also like to progress to the BSL Intermediate course with Aspire or 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; Money Management, Computers Skills Beginners, Personal Development and Microsoft packages.
Learning for Work: Develop your skills for the workplace, including improving 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, Back to Work 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, Cooking/Nutrition and Art courses.
Learning for Personal Interest: Develop skills to support your quality of life, gain cultural enrichment, creative stimulation and personal fulfilment. Courses available include; French, Spanish, Italian, German, Drawing and Painting, Pottery, Photography.

Detailed information on or all these courses and many more can be found online. 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