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iBSL Training Courses

If you are applying for a Level 3, 4 or 6 course including the Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting Studies and are aged 19 or over on the first day of the course, you may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help towards payment of your course fees. The following links give more information: http://ibsl.org.uk/student-funding/ and  https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan/overview.

Introduction to British Sign Language

Commencing 18th September 2017 for 10 sessions on Thursdays, 6.00pm – 8.00pm

Fee - £85.00

Venue: 22 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA

Suitable for anyone who is interested to gain some basic skills in British Sign Language. Come and join us for these fun and practical sessions where you will learn vocabulary, fingerspelling and some simple everyday language. This is a stand-alone course but will also give you the option to progress to the Level 1 Award in BSL Studies.


iBSL Level 1 Award in BSL Studies

Commencing   19th September 2017 for 26 sessions on Tuesdays, 6.30pm - 9.00pm

Fee - £360 plus £87 for assessment

Venue: 22 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA

When completed, this qualification, accredited by iBSL, will enable learners to understand simple information in BSL and to describe and discuss basic events in social and work situations. Suitable for those wishing to acquire basic BSL for personal and professional development and to communicate with Deaf family, friends and colleagues.


iBSL Level 2 Certificate in BSL Studies

Commencing 21st September 2017 for 23 sessions on Thursdays, 6.30pm - 9.00pm

Fee - £510 plus assessment fees TBC

Venue: 22 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA

This iBSL qualification will build on skills learnt at Level 1 and is divided into four units to cover receptive and productive skills. Learners will develop sufficient language to present personal, social and work related information in BSL, to exchange advice and give and receive instructions in educational, work and social environments. 

Suitable for those wishing to acquire extended BSL skills for personal and professional development.


iBSL Level 2 Award in Deafblind Communication

Course runs over two weekends on a Friday evening, all day Saturday and Sunday plus an assessment weekend covering Saturday and Sunday

Course dates: 15th – 17th September, 24th – 26th November and 9th – 10th December 2017

Time: Friday, 6.00pm – 8.30pm, Saturday and Sunday, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Fee: £510 inclusive of the iBSL Learner Registration Fee * Payment by instalments can be arranged, if required.

Venue: 22 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA

This qualification aims to further learners experiences and development in communication awareness through British Sign Language (BSL) with Deafblind people in everyday life socially or at work, in school or college.

This qualification has been developed in accordance with the National Language Standards at Level 2.

The course is delivered by an experienced Deafblind teacher/assessor, Debra Wherret and offers a taught programme of study over two weekends and a designated preparation and assessment weekend.

It is recommended that applicants have achieved the Level 1 Award in Deafblind Awareness and have BSL skills at Level 2 standard or above.

For further details and a registration form, please email training@bsl-link4comm.co.uk


iBSL Level 3 Certificate in BSL Studies

Commencing October, 2017 - date TBC, for 20 sessions on Saturdays, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Fee - £950.00 plus assessment fees TBC

Venue: 22 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA

This qualification will build on skills learnt at Level 2 to develop more in depth, functional communication in BSL using social and work registers. The course will enhance the ability to exchange, present and understand information, ideas, advice and opinions at normal speed in work, educational and social settings, to use and understand varied language and to develop cultural awareness through interactive communication with Deaf people with potentially differing cultural experiences and perspectives. Suitable for those who wish to acquire BSL skills to communicate at normal speed in varying registers in a variety of settings.


iBSL Level 4 Certificate in BSL Studies

Commencing October 2017 - date to be confirmed

Fee - £1,295 plus assessment fees TBC

Venue: 22 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA

This qualification will further develop BSL language skills to enable learners to communicate most aspects of their day to day work, understand and use relevant technical vocabulary, distinguish and understand regional differences and manage in depth discussion, opinions, instructions and advice in a variety of settings, including non-routine phone and video calls. Suitable for those who wish to work towards a Communication Support Worker role and those who wish to communicate in BSL at normal speed in a variety of settings on a daily basis.


iBSL Level 6 Certificate in British Sign Language Studies

Commencing November 2017 – date TBC, Saturday, 10:00 to 16:00 - 16 sessions, including assessments 

Fee: £1,595.00 inclusive of VAT plus assessment fees.  An instalment plan can be offered, if required. 

Venue: 22 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA. 

This qualification is aimed at those who have already acquired competence at Level 4 in British Sign Language.  Upon completion, learners will be able to follow and formulate presentations, debate, understand and use colloquialisms, maintain fluent and accurate BSL in their area of interest or expertise and understand a range of BSL vocabulary and technical language in a wide variety of work and social situations. Learners will evidence both their understanding and use of complex BSL and will develop knowledge of BSL linguistic theory. 

In addition to the workshops, learners will be required to commit to 20 hrs of independent study, including research and project work. 

For further details and a registration form, please email: training@bsl-link4comm.co.uk 

iBSL Level 6 Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting Studies

Commencing October 2017 until April 2019. Interviews to be held on 30th September 2017, the deadline for applications is 25th August 2017.

The course will run once a month for 18 weekends, to include a two hour activity on Saturday evening.

Fees: Course - £4,950.00.

iBSL Learner registration fee - £486.00

Interviews fee – £80.00

Venue: 22 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA

This course is suitable for Deaf and Hearing participants who have achieved Level 6 Language from either iBSL or Signature.

Participants must be able to commit to one full weekend a month for 18 months and enjoy an academic, university style course that requires independent study.

The course will offer:

A taught programme of study with monthly tuition, peer support and one to one tutorials.

A core team of Deaf and Hearing, qualified teaching professionals; three are native BSL users, all are qualified interpreters/translators.

Guest speakers and tutors to ensure and provide a range of experience and specialisms during the taught sessions.

Theory based and practical sessions in; advanced BSL, Linguistics, Translation, Principles and Theories of Interpreting, the use of Technology and Co-working.

Tutorials are part of the course but can also be used as sessions for support and reflection after qualification.

Participants will be able to register as an RSLI following successful completion of the course.


iBSL Level 6 Certificate in British Sign Language Studies (Fast Track)

Do you have a high Level of BSL?

Do you wish to join the iBSL Level 6 Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting Studies in November 2017 BUT do not have a Level 6 BSL Language qualification?

Do you wish to achieve the iBSL Level 6 BSL Language qualification for your own professional development?

If so, the fast track is for you. During the course, students will cover all aspects of iBSL Level 6 including taught sessions, linguistics and the actual assessments. You will need to attend all three days to successfully pass the course.

Delivered by Linda Day, MSc, Director of Signworld

Interviews will be held on 30th September 2017 and will cost £80, including VAT.  The deadline for applications is 25th August 2017.

Course dates: 1st, 21st October and 19th November 2017

Time: to be confirmed

Fee: £498 plus £213 for the iBSL Learner Registration Fee * Payment by instalments can be arranged, if required.

Venue: 22 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA

For further details and a registration form, please email training@bsl-link4comm.co.uk


iBSL Level 6 Certificate in British Sign Language Studies

Commencing November 2017 – date TBC, Saturday, 10:00 to 16:00 - 16 sessions, including assessments

Fee: £1,595.00 inclusive of VAT plus assessment fees. An instalment plan can be offered, if required.

Venue: 22 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA.

This qualification is aimed at those who have already acquired competence at Level 4 in British Sign Language. Upon completion, learners will be able to follow and formulate presentations, debate, understand and use colloquialisms, maintain fluent and accurate BSL in their area of interest or expertise and understand a range of BSL vocabulary and technical language in a wide variety of work and social situations. Learners will evidence both their understanding and use of complex BSL and will develop knowledge of BSL linguistic theory.

In addition to the workshops, learners will be required to commit to 20 hrs of independent study, including research and project work.

For further details and a registration form, please email: training@bsl-link4comm.co.uk


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