The Language Centre

British Sign Language Evening Classes

British Sign Language (BSL) is an incredibly useful language to learn. Whether you hope to use it at work or at home, these evening classes will help you become a better, and more inclusive, communicator.

Level 1

This course is designed to teach learners to communicate using British Sign Language (BSL) on a range of topics that involve simple, everyday language use.

Previous knowledge required?

  • None. Aimed at complete beginners

Day and time

  • Group 1 - Tuesdays, 6.30-8.30pm 
  • Group 2 - Thursdays, 6.30-8.30pm

Teaching dates (30 weeks)

Term 1: week commencing 3 October 2022 - week commencing 12 December 2022 (11 weeks) 

Term 2: week commencing 16 January 2023 - week commencing 27 March 2023 (11 weeks) 

Term 3: week commencing 1 May 2023 - week commencing 19 June 2023 (8 weeks)

Course fee

Early bird rate (for bookings until 14 September 2022) - £535 

UoN staff and student rate - £535 

Members of the public (bookings made after 14 September) - £580 

Course fees are payable in three instalments and includes registration and exam entry fees for the Signature BSL level 1 qualification. 


Students who successfully complete this course will reach the standard of the full level 1 Signature award in British Sign Language.

 Discover more information the Signature exams.


A brightly coloured wall of graffiti depicting hands doing sign language. copy; Jeremy Segrott


The Language Centre

University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 74 86500