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ABC Sign Language Level 1

  • Overview of the course

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    The course is for anyone interested in sign language with a commitment to learn a new language. This qualification is designed to enable learners to communicate with deaf people in sign language on a range of topics that involve simple, everyday language use.
  • What you'll learn

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    You will study: Meeting people, Exchanging personal information, Describing objects and information, Getting around, People and their lives, Goods and services, Food and drink, Numbers and quantity, Calendar, Feelings and weather, Directions, Animals, Interests and activities.
  • Entry requirements

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    Good reading and writing skills. You do not need to complete an Introduction to Sign Language course first.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    You will be assessed using a 4-unit structure which will benefit you by allowing you to gain the qualification in `bite-sized’ chunks.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    Enrichment will be part of the course such as seeing and interpreter at the theatre, a visit to the Deaf club for Sing and Sign, visits from Hearing Dogs for the Deaf and Music and the Deaf.
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    In the first instance please send a message to
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    Due to the current lockdown restrictions we are reviewing which courses we are able to offer and how each course will be taught. Please bear with us and check back here after the Monday 11th January for an update on this particular course. If we are able to run this course online, you will see the yellow 'enrol' button to allow you to start the enrolment process.
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £390.00
    Other fees: £50.00
  • Future opportunities

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    On successful completion of the Level 1 you may wish to consider progressing to the ABC level 2 Award in Sign Language.
  • Additional Information

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    Coronavirus Update

    In response to the COVID-19 situation we have made a number of changes to our traditional admissions and enrolment processes.
    All conditional offers and enrolments are currently being processed based on the information available to us at the time of a telephone interview and/or online enrolment.
    Once a course starts and we are able to meet with learners in person we may need to alter the class an individual attends if they do not meet the course entry requirements. We will keep learners informed of any decision to alter their class and support them through any changes necessary.
    Thank you for your understanding and co-operation in these unprecedented times.


    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, pleasecontact us via our Live Chat service available on any page of our website.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must provide evidence of their existing qualification at enrolment. Learners may not be able to enrol if this information is not provided when requested. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one applies to the exams you took):


    Whilst Coronavirus restrictions are in place, the best way to contact us is via our Live Chat service available from any page of our website. We will endeavor to staff this service from 10am – 3.30pm, Monday to Fridays.
    Bolton College works hard to ensure that the information provided is accurate.
    All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Studying at College

    The health and safety of our learners and staff is very important to us and with the continued situation, related to the coronavirus outbreak, there will be an increased emphasis on study outside the classroom during the 2020/21 academic year. The proportion of these hours will depend on the individual qualification(s) being undertaken. You must do the work set during directed study or it will impact your progress on the course and therefore your achievement.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact the Recruitment & Relations Manager at

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, a member of the Reception Team or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or via
  • Disclaimer

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    You may be aware that Bolton College currently has some limitations on the way it works, due to COVID-19. Although every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within this document is accurate, due to the changeable nature of the situation and updates to government guidance, there may be changes to this programme and provision. We will endeavour to keep prospective and current students updated where appropriate and when the information becomes available.
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  • Time:

    18:00 - 20:00
    2.00 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    30 weeks

  • Venue:

    Deane Road Campus

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