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British Sign Language (BSL) courses - Plymouth

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At Complete Communication, we are passionate about British Sign Language (BSL) and the Deaf Community. For us, access to communication is at the core of everything we do and we want to go some way to creating a world where everyone knows BSL.


As an Institute of British Sign Language (IBSL) registered training centre, we have the pleasure of being able to offer the following courses:



We are also offering Bespoke Courses for individuals or organisations who don't need to achieve a formal qualification, but would rather learn specific elements that are pertinent to their life, career or goals.


To find out more about our courses, please look below for more information. Alternatively, feel free to email or call us.

To apply to learn with us, please complete the below application form, completing all sections.

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FREE taster sessions

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Interested in learning British Sign Language (BSL)?

Have you always wanted to learn BSL but never had the chance? Want to try it out before committing to a full course? 


Come to one of our FREE taster sessions held at various locations across Plymouth!!! 


Click below to book on:

Eggbuckland, MountWise, St Budeaux, Plympton, Southway


IBSL Level 1 in British Sign Language (BSL)

BSL Level 1 is aimed at those who would like to begin learning how to communicate with Deaf people on everyday topics.


By the end of the course, learners will be able to demonstrate basic competence in both productive and receptive skills. They will have enough knowledge and understanding to engage in simple conversations, and will be able to use everyday language and finger spelling.


The course will be taught over 16 weeks, including assessments, with a 2-hour lesson, once a week


Upcoming course dates/times: 


Thursday - 17:45pm - 19:45pm starting on the 9th January 2020  and will be completed by 23rd April 2020


Future course dates and times: 


Thursday - 17:45pm - 19:45pm starting on the 30th April 2020 and will be completed by 13th August 2020.


Location: Quaker House, Mutley Plain, Plymouth, PL46LF.

Course fees: £400 (Inclusive of exam fee)

A non-refundable deposit of £75 is required to secure your place. Any retakes of initial exams are not included in the above fee.


(If the above dates are not suitable but you would still like to learn BSL, get in touch as we are happy to organise additional courses.)

IBSL Level 2 in British Sign Language (BSL)

BSL Level 2 is aimed at those who would like to build on the basic skills they have already acquired. It is divided into three units: Productive, Conversational and Receptive Skills. 


On completion of the course, learners will be able to take part in longer, more complex conversations than at Level 1, and will be able to use a wider range of vocabulary.


The course will be taught over 26 weeks, including assessments, with a 2-hour lesson, once a week. 


Upcoming courses start date and time: 


Tuesdays between 17:45 - 19:45 starting on 18th February 2020 and will be completed by 11th August 2020.


Future course dates and times: 


Tuesdays between 17:45 - 19:45 starting on 6th October 2020 and will be completed by 20th April 2021.


Location: Quaker House, Mutley Plain, Plymouth, PL46LF.

Course fees: £600 (Inclusive of exam fee)

A non-refundable deposit of £75 is required to secure your place. Any retakes of initial exams are not included in the above fee.


(If the above dates are not suitable but you would still like to learn BSL, get in touch as we are happy to organise additional courses.)

Deaf Awareness course

When working with Deaf people in either employment or in a voluntary position, it is important that you are aware of the needs of others around you. 


Our Deaf Awareness course is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of Deafness.


Our Deaf Awareness course covers the following topics:


  • What is deafness?
  • Coping with communication difficulties
  • Basic British Sign Language
  • Deaf culture
  • Lip-reading
  • Tips for effective communication


Courses start: TBC


(If the above dates are not suitable but you would still like to learn BSL, get in touch as we are happy to organise additional courses.)


Any retakes of initial exams are not included in the above fee.

Bespoke courses

We are also able to offer bespoke BSL training courses for groups or organisations who would like to learn how to communicate better with family members, deaf members of staff or deaf people who are accessing their services. 


These courses can be tailored around your organisations needs and goals..

Our BSL tutor

Lynn Elson, BSc (Hons)

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British Sign Language & Deaf Awareness tutor


Lynn is a deaf native sign language user and our British Sign Language tutor. She teaches our Introduction to BSL, Level 1, Level 2 and Deaf Awareness courses. 


She is also skilled in providing bespoke courses to meet the needs of an organisation.


Lynn is registered with The Association of Sign Language Teachers and is a strong member of the Deaf Community within Devon and Cornwall.

Application form

To apply for one of our fun and inclusive courses, please complete the below application form.

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