Level 2 Sign Language Diploma

Level 2 Sign Language Diploma
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With statistics for the number of deaf adults and children in the UK rising every year, it is becoming more apparent for us to grasp at least the basics of British sign language, especially if it means being able to communicate with our loved ones or if our chosen career paths call for the use of sign. Hearing and speech disabilities among the UK population have without a doubt paved the way for diversification, so whether you're already a member of the sign community or are seeking to begin learning the language from scratch, there's never been a better time to take up such an in-demand, specialist form of communication.

Made up of hand gestures, movements, body language and various facial expressions, it takes time and practice to be able to master British sign language and more importantly, learn how to communicate effectively with a person who is either completely deaf or has any degree of hearing impairment.

The Sign Language Diploma course is ideal for students who require this particular method of communication for personal or business use. It might be that one of your relatives or close friends suffers from deafness or hearing impairment and your goal is to engage with them. Alternatively, this learning structure is highly informative to those who need a strong foundation of British sign language knowledge for employment purposes. There are many jobs across both the public and private sector that require a detailed understanding of sign language, from interpreting and teaching to social support work and care.

Key Learning Points

Small changes make a big impact, and this statement can certainly be applied to the needs of sign communities across the UK. This course will enable you to further any basic sign language you may know already, but it is equally perfect for absolute beginners. Expect to study many interesting angles of British sign language, including the following areas:

  • Explore the basics of British sign language (BSL) such as how to begin a conversation with a deaf person, how BSL differs to the English language and the various dialects it has.
  • Learn how sign language is used all over the world along with why there are so many different sign language systems being practised today.
  • Understand what it means to be deaf aware and how to positively encourage deaf awareness.
  • Discover many different sign language words, numbers, questions, descriptions and phrases which are commonly used within British sign language communication.

Advantages of This Course

  • You will increase your understanding of how British sign language differs from other types of sign language and become an expert at communicating this way.
  • Stand out to prospective employers when they need to head-hunt only the best sign language professionals for reputable job opportunities.
  • Communication that involves using hand gestures, body language and facial expressions will become simple to you upon completion of this challenging yet enjoyable learning program.
  • Learn valuable insights into alternative means of British language communication for personal or business use.
  • Prepare your skill set for further sign language training or volunteering opportunities, as well as for exciting employment possibilities.

Now is the perfect time to learn! Choose this remarkable online course if you want to study sign language in your own time, at a pace that fits around your busy lifestyle.

Introduction to the British Sign Language Course
  • To learn where British Sign Language is utilised, and where it is not.
  • To learn why British Sign Language is unintelligible to many others who use sign language.
  • To understand how British Sign Language is used throughout the region.
  • To learn how people learn British Sign Language.
Sign Language Around the World: Different Types of Signing
  • To understand why there are so many sign language systems in the world
  • To understand why many sign language systems are interconnected
  • To learn about the major sign language systems in the world
  • To learn about the alternative sign language systems
Deaf Awareness
  • To understand what it means to be deaf aware
  • To understand the varying degrees of hearing impairment
  • To understand the public and private resources available for promoting deaf awareness
  • To learn the importance of being deaf aware both at home and in the wider community
Job and Career Opportunities for Those Who Know Sign Language
  • To learn how certain careers help and support the deaf community
  • To learn where opportunities can be found to work with or teach the deaf
  • To understand what training requirements are needed for each career path
  • To learn how volunteering with the deaf community can enhance any job
Kids and Sign Language
  • To learn when to teach children sign language
  • To learn about the history of children learning sign language
  • To understand the benefits of sign language in hearing children
  • To understand the benefits of sign language in children with special needs
British Sign Language Basics
  • To learn what makes British Sign Language Different from English
  • To understand that there are different dialects of British Sign Language
  • To learn the ideal settings for using sign language
  • To learn how to begin a conversation using sign language
Before you Begin
  • To understand how facial expression plays a vital role in British Sign Language
  • To understand that facial expression is different to miming
  • To learn the hand shapes that you will need in order to communicate effectively
  • To learn about the various classifiers used in BSL
Learn to Sign Common Words
  • Learn some of the most commonly used words in sign language
  • Learn how to sign words such as: "Please", "Thank you", "Yes" and "No"
  • You will have access to over 10 instructional videos
Learn to Sign Numbers and the Alphabet
  • Learn how to sign numbers and the alphabet
  • Learn how to sign numbers from one to one million
  • You also get access to 9 detailed instructional videos
Learn to Sign People & Family
  • To learn how to sign words associated with people and family
  • To learn how to sign words such as “You”, “Baby” and “Nephew”
  • You will also get access to 28 detailed instructional videos
Learn to Sign Questions
  • To learn how to sign the words that help you form questions
  • To learn how to sign words such as “Who”, “What” and “Where”
  • You will get access to 6 detailed instructional videos
Learn to Sign School
  • To learn how to sign the words associated with education
  • To learn how to sign words such as “Teacher”, “Learn” and “Book”
  • You will get access to 10 detailed instructional videos
Learn to Sign Home
  • To learn how to sign the words associated with the home
  • To learn how to sign words such as “House”, “Bathroom” and “Telephone”
  • You will get access to 7 detailed instructional videos
Learn to Sign Time
  • To learn how to sign the words associated with time and the days of the week
  • To learn how to sign words such as: “Hour”, “Month” and “Morning”
  • You will get access to 21 detailed instructional videos
Learn to Sign Food & Drink
  • To learn how to sign the words associated with the food and drink
  • To learn how to sign words such as: “Apples”, “Tea” and “Coffee”
  • You will get access to 20 detailed instructional videos
Learn to Sign Descriptions
  • To learn how to sign common descriptive words
  • To learn how to sign words such as: “Cold”, “Sad” and “Slow”
  • You will get access to 13 detailed instructional videos
Learn to Sign Colours
  • To learn how to sign common colours
  • To learn how to sign words such as: “Black”, “White” and “Red”
  • You will get access to 9 detailed instructional videos
Learn to Sign Animals
  • To learn how to sign the words for commonly found animals
  • To learn how to sign words such as: “Cat”, “Horse” and “Monkey”
  • Get access to detailed instructional videos
Learn to Sign Sports and Hobbies
  • To learn how to sign the words for some of the most popular sports and hobbies
  • To learn how to sign words such as: “Football”, “Tennis” and “Dancing”
  • You will get access to 19 detailed instructional videos
Learn to Sign Transport
  • To learn how to sign the words for some of the common modes of transport
  • To learn how to sign words such as: “Train”, “Car” and “Helicopter”
  • You will get access to 9 detailed instructional videos
Learn to Sign Money
  • To learn how to sign the words associated with money
  • To learn how to sign words such as: “Bank”, “Pay” and “Pounds”
  • To get access to 18 detailed instructional videos
Learn to Sign Weather & Seasons
  • To learn how to sign the words associated with the weather and seasons
  • To learn how to sign words such as: “Rain”, “Warm” and “Summer”
  • You will get access to over 15 detailed instructional videos
Learn to Sign Employment / Careers
  • To learn how to sign the words associated with careers
  • To learn how to sign words such as: “Salary”, “Tax” and “Job”
  • You will get access to 15 detailed instructional videos
Learn to Sign Phrases
  • To learn how to sign sentences that form questions
  • To learn how to sign phrases such as: “How are you?”
  • Have access to 20 detailed instructional videos
Course Code
EC112535
Type
Online Course
Course Access
1 Year
Exams Included
No
Processor
1 gigahertz (GHz)
RAM
1 GB
Operating Systems
Windows 7
Windows 8
Windows 10
iOS
Browsers
Internet Explorer 8 or above
Google Chrome
Safari 8
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