BSL - Find courses in your area

BSL in your area...

You can search for courses in your area on the Signature website using their ‘Find a centre’ search facility. Please click on the link below and enter your postcode to search for courses in your area:

Signature is the UK awarding body and registered charity, who aims to improve communication between deaf and hearing people. Courses leading to Signature qualifications are provided at over 850 colleges and other centres around the UK. For further information about Signature please use the contact details below:

Mersey House
Mandale Business Park

Telephone: 0191 383 1155
Textphone: 0191 383 7915
Fax: 0191 383 7914

You may also be interested to receive a copy of our sign language pack that includes the following resources:

• Sign language leaflet (Sign Here)
• Communication tips (Miscommunication)
• Fingerspelling bookmark
• Fingerspelling card
• Fingerspelling poster

If you would like to receive a copy of the sign language pack please email - with your full name and address details and we will arrange for one to be sent out to you.

All the best from the helpline

  • Our company One to One Support Services will be running BSL Level 1 & 2 courses throughout September, get in touch to book your place

    We will be running our highly successful BSL Training Courses both Level 1 and 2 starting this September. The courses are run during term times in the evenings.

    Level 1 Units covered are as follows:
    BSL101 - Introduction to BSL
    BSL102 - Conversational BSL
    BSL103 - Using BSL in everyday life

    Level 2 Units covered are as follows:
    BSL201 - BSL Receptive Skills
    BSL202 - BSL Productive Skills
    BSL303 - BSL Conversational Skills

    For more information, or to book a place on the course, please call 01246 235 208 or email The courses will be held at our Training Academy in Chesterfield, with future courses being held in Sheffield
  • Dear all,

    I’m a geography student from Durham University and I’m currently conducting research for my dissertation into how people with disabilities cope with living in urban spaces.

    I was wondering whether you could share the link to my online anonymous questionnaire (on accessibility and public space in London):

    It would be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks,

    Alexandra Bamford
  • MORE sign language classes are to be held in Moffat due to demand.

    Resident Fiona Stewart, who is herself deaf, will lead the four sessions, starting on the evening of

    Dates: Wednesday 17th, 24th , 31th May and June 7.

    During the course, students also learn about deaf awareness, including other means of supporting the deaf community, such as use of subtitles and being face to face.

    To find out more about the forthcoming sessions, search for the ‘BSL in Moffat’ group on Facebook.
  • Hi, I'm new to this forum but I just wanted to introduce myself, as I think the company I work for may be able to help some of the people on this forum,

    One to One Support Services was established in January 2006. Based in Chesterfield, we are specialists in dual sensory impairment. We provide high calibre support to children, adults and older people with special needs, sensory impairments and disabilities at a time and place to suit you.

    Our company offers a range of training and courses, from Level 1-3 British Sign Language Classes to Sensory Impairment Awareness full or half day training courses, as well as many others!

    Please feel free to browse our website, or contact me directly for more information and I will be happy to assist with any queries you may have
  • New sign language course set up in Middlesbrough

    A course to learn sign language with Makaton sign and symbols – used in schools to support children with communication difficulties – has been set up in Middlesbrough.

    Makaton is used to help communication with young people with autism, speech delay, learning difficulties and Down’s Syndrome.

    The course will be held over 11 weeks at Grove Hill Community Hub on Bishopton Road, every Wednesday from 10am-noon beginning on Wednesday, April 26.

    Topics will include signing your:

    food and drink;
    and clothes.

    Participants will also learn to sign songs and sign games.