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Short British Sign Language Courses for personal and professional development

Introduction to BLS

A short course for people who want to learn a few basic signs, have an understanding of how to communicate with a deaf person and find out about deaf culture.

5 sessions of 2 hours, Fridays 5.45pm to 7.45pm

Next courses:

Spring course: Friday 18 January to Friday 15 February 2013

Summer course: Friday 26 April to Friday 24 May 2013

Course fees: £85.00

Introduction to BLS for Healthcare Staff

A basic course for people who work in healthcare services and may come into contact with deaf colleagues, patients, service users, friends or relatives of patients. The course also gives an understanding of how to communicate with a deaf person and an insight into deaf culture.

Accreditation: Unit BSL 101 Introduction to British Sign Language (Healthcare)

10 sessions of 2 hours, Tuesdays 5.45pm to 7.45pm

Next course: 15 January to 26 March 2013

Course Fees: £200.00 plus approximately £40.00 for accreditation

Introduction to BLS for FrontlineStaff

A basic course for people who work in frontline services and may come into contact with deaf colleagues, customers, clients, service users or any member of the general public. The course also gives an understanding of how to communicate with a deaf person and an insight into deaf culture.

Accreditation: Signature Unit BSL 101 Introduction to British Sign Language (Frontline)

10 sessions of 2 hours, Tuesdays 5.45pm to 7.45pm

Next course: 16 April to 25 June 2013

Course fees: £180.00, plus approximately £40.00 for accreditation

For further details and a registration form contact

Brasshouse Language Services/BLS

Direct lines: 0121 303 1639 or 0121 464 6804

E-mail:marie_pringle@birmingham.gov.uk