Our Courses

The following BSL courses are currently available; click the ‘See more’ button to see the course homepage and details or scroll down for a brief summary of each course.


Get a small taste of BSL - for free, online and at your own pace
2 short lessons - Colours and Animals
2 quick quizzes,
and a Certificate of Completion

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2 Lessons

An introduction to the wonderful world of British Sign Language.
9 abbreviated lessons,
12 quizzes,
Sign sheets with pictures and descriptions,
Printable practise sheets
and a Certificate of Completion when you finish the course.

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9 Lessons

Everything you need to learn to succeed at BSL Level 1 - and beyond!
35 in depth video lessons, covering over 750 signs
45+ quizzes, testing vocabulary and signing in context,
Access to the Online BSL Dictionary with over 750 signs and regional variations,
Extended BSL descriptions and stories,
Examples of BSL sign order and placement,
Sign sheets with pictures and descriptions,
Printable practise sheets,
and a Certificate of Completion when you finish the course.

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35 Lessons

This course is designed to give you a taste of the signing courses here at BSL Online. We hope that you enjoy it.
There are 2 taster lessons; Colours and Animals. Each has a quiz and also printable sheets showing the signs, to remind you how to sign them.

This course is an introduction to the fascinating world of communicating in BSL – British Sign Language.
It covers fingerspelling, greetings, asking and answering questions, colours and more, including the weather (well, it is British sign language).

There are videos for you to watch, reference sheets to remind you of the signs, printables to help you practise and online quizzes to help you check your understanding.
There are 9 abridged lessons, containing similar resources to the full level 1 course.

The Level 1 support course covers has 35 lessons, including extended videos and example conversations. It develops to include much more complex situational and extended signing, including concepts such as placement and sign order. There are over 750 items of vocabulary covered in the lesson videos, as well as printable resources to help you practise and reference sheets giving signs in words and pictures.

This course also includes access to the online searchable BSL Dictionary, containing over 750 signs including regional variations and additional signs to supplement the signs covered in the video lessons. Each dictionary entry shows the presenter signing and has a written description of the sign.

The level 1 support course is designed to cover the full range and complexity of signing needed to achieve a level 1 qualification and beyond.