About

Join an amazing community of 150,000 BSL users by taking this self-paced British Sign Language course. 

In this video course, you will meet YouTuber and Deaf role model, Jazzy. Watch and copy each sign, body movement and facial expression perfectly to hold meaningful conversations with the Deaf community.  Filled with instructional videos, you can practice alongside a native BSL user to explore Deaf culture, quickly learn everyday phrases and gain confidence in your signing abilities.

Learn BSL in no time by delving into:

  • British Sign Language alphabet and fingerspelling
  • Important grammar and syntax rules, including how to form a sentence in BSL
  • Common phrases that will come in handy while shopping, traveling and introducing yourself
  • How to use facial expressions, body language and handshapes to convey meaning
  • Deaf etiquette, community and culture

Requirements

Trendimi courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

Lessons

Module 1: Introduction
  • Meet your tutor, Jazzy Whipps, YouTuber and native BSL speaker
  • Course overview: How will learning BSL help me?
  • What is British Sign Language?
  • What hearing people get wrong: Deaf culture and etiquette
  • How to form a sentence in BSL
  • Grammar basics: Past, future and present
Module 2: Let’s Get Started
  • Facial expressions
  • British Sign Language alphabet and fingerspelling
  • Handshapes
  • British Sign Language introductions and greetings
Module 3: The Basic Building Blocks
  • Numbers
  • Colors
  • Days of the week
  • Months
Module 4: Family And Home
  • Talking about family members
  • Pets and other animals
  • Describing people
  • Social occasions and invitations
  • Jobs and school
Module 5: Further Essentials
  • Talking about clothes
  • Vehicles and transport
  • How do you feel?
  • Travel and vacations
  • How’s the weather?
Module 6: Out And About
  • Places around town
  • How do I get to the post office?
  • I like spaghetti
  • Time for a drink
  • Let’s go shopping
  • Thanks and goodbye

Career

Who is this course for?

  • Everyone who has to communicate at work. Whether you are a social worker, retail employee or sales person, you will be able to better understand Deaf customers and clients
  • Anyone with Deaf family members, friends or colleagues 
  • People who are hard of hearing or suffering from hearing loss and are finding it harder to communicate
  • First responders and other medical professionals who need to communicate with everyone, especially during emergencies 

Career path

  • Explore being an advocate for and working with the Deaf community
  • Become a translator or interpreter in the classroom, government agencies, museums, hospitals or even on television 
  • Teachers and classroom assistants who learn British Sign Language will be a great asset to any school

Certification

To receive certification, you must:

  • Complete every page of the course
  • Pass the exams with a minimum score of 55% for each (each module includes a test based on key learning objectives in that study topic)

If you meet this criteria, your certificate of successful completion will be emailed to you immediately after you finish the course

You will also have the option to order a hard copy certificate directly from ICOES. (www.icoes.org)

This course is CPD/CE accredited. Our CPD accredited courses count towards the total of CPD hours to submit for your job role. CPD points are accepted and recognized by employers from both the public and private sectors, and academic institutions across the UK and internationally.

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    About

    Join an amazing community of 150,000 BSL users by taking this self-paced British Sign Language course. 

    In this video course, you will meet YouTuber and Deaf role model, Jazzy. Watch and copy each sign, body movement and facial expression perfectly to hold meaningful conversations with the Deaf community.  Filled with instructional videos, you can practice alongside a native BSL user to explore Deaf culture, quickly learn everyday phrases and gain confidence in your signing abilities.

    Learn BSL in no time by delving into:

    • British Sign Language alphabet and fingerspelling
    • Important grammar and syntax rules, including how to form a sentence in BSL
    • Common phrases that will come in handy while shopping, traveling and introducing yourself
    • How to use facial expressions, body language and handshapes to convey meaning
    • Deaf etiquette, community and culture

    Requirements

    Trendimi courses are designed for anyone with an interest in learning. No formal qualifications are required. Our courses are suitable if you want to learn new skills, start a new career, or if you’re already working in a particular industry and wish to upgrade your talents and enhance your resume.

    Lessons

    Module 1: Introduction
    • Meet your tutor, Jazzy Whipps, YouTuber and native BSL speaker
    • Course overview: How will learning BSL help me?
    • What is British Sign Language?
    • What hearing people get wrong: Deaf culture and etiquette
    • How to form a sentence in BSL
    • Grammar basics: Past, future and present
    Module 2: Let’s Get Started
    • Facial expressions
    • British Sign Language alphabet and fingerspelling
    • Handshapes
    • British Sign Language introductions and greetings
    Module 3: The Basic Building Blocks
    • Numbers
    • Colors
    • Days of the week
    • Months
    Module 4: Family And Home
    • Talking about family members
    • Pets and other animals
    • Describing people
    • Social occasions and invitations
    • Jobs and school
    Module 5: Further Essentials
    • Talking about clothes
    • Vehicles and transport
    • How do you feel?
    • Travel and vacations
    • How’s the weather?
    Module 6: Out And About
    • Places around town
    • How do I get to the post office?
    • I like spaghetti
    • Time for a drink
    • Let’s go shopping
    • Thanks and goodbye

    Career

    Who is this course for?

    • Everyone who has to communicate at work. Whether you are a social worker, retail employee or sales person, you will be able to better understand Deaf customers and clients
    • Anyone with Deaf family members, friends or colleagues 
    • People who are hard of hearing or suffering from hearing loss and are finding it harder to communicate
    • First responders and other medical professionals who need to communicate with everyone, especially during emergencies 

    Career path

    • Explore being an advocate for and working with the Deaf community
    • Become a translator or interpreter in the classroom, government agencies, museums, hospitals or even on television 
    • Teachers and classroom assistants who learn British Sign Language will be a great asset to any school

    Certification

    To receive certification, you must:

    • Complete every page of the course
    • Pass the exams with a minimum score of 55% for each (each module includes a test based on key learning objectives in that study topic)

    If you meet this criteria, your certificate of successful completion will be emailed to you immediately after you finish the course

    You will also have the option to order a hard copy certificate directly from ICOES. (www.icoes.org)

    This course is CPD/CE accredited. Our CPD accredited courses count towards the total of CPD hours to submit for your job role. CPD points are accepted and recognized by employers from both the public and private sectors, and academic institutions across the UK and internationally.

    highlight

    151 Students

    highlight

    Guarantee

    highlight

    Accredited