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British Sign Language


 This module aims to provide students with an introduction to British Sign Language (BSL), concentrating on its communicative use in everyday situations. It will develop the two key skills of signing (in lieu of speaking) and understanding (in lieu of listening).

This course is aimed at beginners with little or no knowledge of BSL. On successful completion of the course students will have achieved CEF (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) Level A1/A1+   Find out more


Taking British Sign Language with IWLP as part of your degree (for 20 credits)?

  • If you are in the first year of your course (Part 1 or PGT) - select through online module selection as you do for your other modules. If the selection window has closed go to module surgeries or support centres.
  • Returning students (Parts 2/3 and 4) - please discuss with a support centre how to change/add your module choices.
  • During the enrolment process you may be asked to complete a placement test.


Taking the language with IWLP but not as part of your degree (as non-credit)?

Complete the Application form


NB:  Those needing a placement test will be contacted soon to complete one.


If you are unsure or have any further queries please contact the ISLI Admin Office on ; 0118 378 7318; or in person, Room 224 Edith Morley Building (formerly HumSS).



Classes are 3 hours a week split into one 2 hour session and one 1hour session on different days.  You must attend all 3 hours.



No additional fees are required for IWLP modules if you are:

- A current Undergraduate/Postgraduate Taught student taking IWLP modules as part of your

120/180 credits for the year (with permission by your School in your module specifications).

For other students:

- Non-credit fees will be £325 for the year. This will be billed to your student account during



- PGR students: If your School is going to fund your IWLP module please get the agreement form  signed by your School Director of Teaching & Learning. Those not being funded will be charged £325 to their student account in November.


- Staff: All staff are required to pay for their IWLP module. The fee is £325. If your School/Dept are willing to fund your module, please complete and return the agreement form.

 All forms can either be handed in to Edith Morley (formerly known as Humss) 224 or emailed to



We hope you will enjoy your IWLP module. If however there is a reason you need to withdraw, you will need to complete a withdrawal form.   We cannot remove you from our records until we have received this form, even if you have told your home department/tutor. Refunds are given up to the end of Week 4 of the autumn term.

NB:  All withdrawals once you have applied will incur an administrative fee of £30.


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