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  • Are your courses online or face-to-face?
    All of our BSL courses are face-to-face which is the preferable way to learn BSL. However, we appreciate it isn't always possible for everyone to attend a face-to-face course for a number of reasons. If you don't think you can enrol for a face-to-face course, please still get in touch as we can make some suggestions for how you can start to learn BSL in other ways. Get in touch - hello@famlingo.co.uk
  • How much do the BSL courses cost?
    BSL training starts from £10 per hour and can be booked as a full course that can be paid in instalments. Full course prices will depend on the course you are enrolling for. For updated course prices for the next academic year, please contact hello@famlingo.co.uk
  • How often are BSL classes and how long for?
    Level 1 sessions are once per week during term-time and are 1.5 hours in duration. Level 2 sessions are once per week during term-time and are 2 hours in duration. Our BSL students are given access to resources to supplement their self-study hours. Our Student Support Assistants also offer in-classroom support to support the BSL teacher during BSL activities and practice.
  • Do these BSL courses give me a qualification?
    The assessments for accreditation by the Awarding Body Signature are optional. Some students wish to enrol onto a BSL course without the pressure of assessments which is fine. To gain the qualifications, candidates must sit and pass three module assessments. All assessments are carried out at our venue with your BSL teacher. We do lots of practice before your assessments are booked and we work with the students to ensure they feel confident before taking their exams.
  • When do your new BSL courses start?
    Our courses run from September to June and follow the school academic calendar.
  • What days are your BSL courses?
    We currently offer the following evening courses: Tuesday Level 1 (5pm-6:30pm) Wednesday Level 1 (5pm-6:30pm) Level 2 (6pm-8pm)
  • Which BSL Levels do you offer and who are you accredited by?
    We offer levels 1 to 3 and are accredited by Signature.
  • I want to learn BSL for a deaf family member. Is there any financial support for me to learn BSL?
    The Birkdale Trust charity exists to provide financial support to children and young people who have a hearing impairment with their first objective being "to advance the education of children and young people, with particular reference to those with hearing impairments." Guidance on the application process can be found here. The Birkdale Trust offers grants to those up to the age of their mid-twenties. For individuals above this age, there may be local funding available. If you would like some tips on how to start learning BSL for free, please get in touch - hello@famlingo.co.uk
  • I am deaf myself, is there any financial support for me to learn BSL?
    The Birkdale Trust charity exists to provide financial support to children and young people who have a hearing impairment with their first objective being "to advance the education of children and young people, with particular reference to those with hearing impairments." Guidance on the application process can be found here. The Birkdale Trust offers grants to those up to the age of their mid-twenties. For individuals above this age, there may be local funding available. If you would like some tips on how to start learning BSL for free, please get in touch - hello@famlingo.co.uk
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