Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
sarah roo

Online classes vs Evening classes

Recommended Posts

Hi all,

 

I am really interested in learning BSL however I have looked at some of the Level 1 courses available and most start in September meaning I would have to wait a whole year to enroll and they are also really expensive. 

Has anyone learnt purely from the Online Courses and is it possible to self teach? I just wondered then if I wanted to progress to a course at Level 2 and gain the accredation for this does anyone know if this is possible without doing an evening level 1 course but by doing the online course? 

I would be grateful of any advice and suggestions – happy signing :-) 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Sarah,

I have only just started bsl learning, about 4 weeks in now, and doing a purely online course. I get videos each week to watch and go away and practice, and then I book a tutorial and have a skype tutorial where I am asked questions and I sign. It is all signing, which is great practice. The website is bslcourses.co.uk 

You can choose to not do the actual qualifications and just do the training. Because a tutor works with you, they agree that you can go onto the next one. I’ve decided to just do this and eventually go onto the nvq level 6 where I then would do the assignments. It is cheaper not having to do the qualifications in between. I guess if I decided to stop for any reason, I would probably do the exams at whatever level I was at.

Anyway, I am really loving it. I hope that helped!

 

Bec :-)

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Latest Posts

    • Hi All,  My name is Sam Murphy and I work in the Holidays and Volunteering team at Sense. I just wanted to get in touch to share an opportunity for any members of this forum to get involved and practice their BSL skills on the way. Sense Holidays are for groups of disabled children, young people and adults who are deafblind, have multi-sensory impairments or other complex communication needs. Each holiday experience is unique as they are planned around the needs and interests of the holidaymakers. Sense Holidays take place throughout England and this year there are volunteering opportunities from July until November Sense Holidays couldn’t happen without our fantastic volunteers! As a volunteer you will be supporting a child, young person or adult as they try new things, make new connections, create memories and have fun! You’ll be part of a team making sure each break is the very best experience it can be for everyone involved. Each break is different, and could include swimming, drumming, visits to local attractions, canoeing, dry slope skiing, meals out, or nights in the pub! Volunteering on a Sense Holiday is completely free of charge and all your accommodation, food and activity expenses will be covered. If you’d be interested in volunteering on our 2019 Holidays then please complete our application form by clicking Apply Now.  Here you can let us know which weeks you’re available, what kind of age group you’d like to work with and what you’d like to get out of volunteering. For our summer holidays, we will invite you to a Preparation Day on May 18th at Touchbase Pears in Selly Oak, Birmingham. It is vital that you can attend this day if you want to volunteer on a summer holiday. We can reimburse travel for this day. As a Sense Holidays volunteer you will - - Develop existing skills or learn new ones.
      - Learn about complex communication needs
      - Have an amazing experience supporting a child, young person or adult as they create great memories!
      - Plus it’s free – full training and support is provided Volunteering on a Sense Holiday is a great way to meet people, try new challenges, explore new ways of communicating and visit new places, all while experiencing a huge sense of achievement. As a Sense volunteer you are valued  for your time and energy, and for the unique contribution you bring.
    • Hi, my name's Lynn. I did BSL Level 1 many years ago so very very rusty, if you don't use it you lose it lol. My friend is stone deaf, was brought up oral but is now learning BSL so in order to communicate even better, I'm brushing off my skills. At the snail pace at the mo but hope to improve. Any help much appreciated. I'm also moderately deaf and my hearing is deteriorating as each yearly audio test goes by, so I really need to do BSL in order to communicate, just need to encourage my family and friends to join me lol. 
    • Hey my names Phoenix and I’m new here. I’m just starting to learn bsl and I’m really exited for this course 
    • Anyone wishing to practise BSL level 1 please join
    • Hi.. I am currently studying BSL level 1 and would like someone to practice with. Please message if interested 😁
    • Hi Tals, I am also looking for someone to practice with, I have recently started BSL level 2 and have realised I really need to practice my receptive skills! Let me know if you want to set something up.
    • Hey there,  Anyone looking to practice on here? If so happy to make a time and day to come practice 😊
    • Hello All ... I am hearing but have been BSL Signing for about 6 years now but only get to use it a few times in the week or once a month at DeafVibes, Newcastle-under-Lyme where I volunteer. My call name is either ‘Tiger Lady’ or ‘Diva’. I am 53, I am Disabled, I work, I am a  Lesbian married to a woman, we have 3 dogs & 2 cats. i joined the group as I need to practice BSL signing more. Hope to sign with you soon and might do a. Video soon 👍🏽💋
  • Fingerspelling Scoreboard

    (top 10 - past 24hrs)

  • Fingerspelling Animation Maker

×