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Certificate in British Sign Language Level 1 & 2 Online Course for £12.80 (with code) @ Groupon
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Certificate in British Sign Language Level 1 & 2 Online Course for £12.80 (with code) @ Groupon

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Certificate in British Sign Language Level 1 & 2 Online Course, for £12.80 with code UK98HD2G at Alpha Academy via Groupon website

Could be perfect for those looking to start a sign language course online

Validity: Must redeem by 28 Feb 2020. Course content available for a lifetime from registration date.

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Covering all the topics of basic communication, this online course is ideal for complete beginners or those looking to brush up their skills

Level 1 British Sign Language

  • Alphabet finger spelling and names practice
  • Greetings
  • Family, question forms and family story
  • Rooms in the house vocabulary
  • Colours
  • Questions and statements about the home
  • Animals
  • Numbers and money
  • Time and months of the year
  • Describing ages
  • Weather
  • Transport
  • Directions
  • Hobbies
  • Work
  • Food and drink
  • Dialogues: no voice, no subtitles
  • Dialogues: with voice and subtitles
  • Bonus five stories with voice and subtitles
  • Bonus five stories with no voiceover

Level 2 British Sign Language

  • Family vocabulary
  • Describing people and animals
  • Activities at school
  • Jobs and activities at work
  • Time
  • Activities in the home
  • Leisure activities
  • Opinions, likes and dislikes
  • Illnesses and health
  • Eating and drinking
  • Shopping and spending
  • Travel and holidays
  • Level 2 dialogues without voiceover and subtitles
  • Level 2 dialogues with voiceover and subtitles
  • Five stories with no voice over and no subtitles
  • Five stories with voice over and subtitles
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This won’t be an accredited course but it’ll be a good starting platform.
It says Accredited Certificate on completion
merb078614/01/2020 23:29

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Oh ok, so where do you take the exam and have the one to one conversation video’d and is it sent off for verification by an exam board ?
Seems like a good deal but Groupon reviews are completely unreliable. You can only leave a review if the service provider informs Groupon that you redeemed it.
I've often wondered if deaf people watching TV prefer to have the on screen person signing or just use the subtitles. I'm sure I'd rather the subtitles as surely signing isn't doing every word and must miss a lot of subtle things.
I'm not knocking signing though as obviously very useful for communication in person.
Winniethemini14/01/2020 23:26

It says Accredited Certificate on completion



But by whom? This course is accredited by CPD which seems to be an organization which just hands out certificates to companies which join its organization. So meaningless
It’s not officially accredited. Yes if you went somewhere they May say you’ve got some training but they would make you re sit it. That’s the only issue with these type of courses. Your better looking at night courses at a local college.
Sounds good enough as a starter.

As for accreditation, it's not whether it's accredited but rather who it's accredited by. However, there's also the issue of whether or not the recruiter knows a good accreditor from a poor one. Or even that poor ones exist...

Edited by: "repouk" 15th Jan
Jimmyboy15/01/2020 00:55

I've often wondered if deaf people watching TV prefer to have the on …I've often wondered if deaf people watching TV prefer to have the on screen person signing or just use the subtitles. I'm sure I'd rather the subtitles as surely signing isn't doing every word and must miss a lot of subtle things. I'm not knocking signing though as obviously very useful for communication in person.



A lot of deaf people struggle with written english, english isn't their first language BSL is, therefore it's better to have the interpreter giving the info in their first language rather than subtitles. But each person has their own preference of course - Subtitles have to do because not all programs have the interpreter.

My older sister is profoundly deaf and i grew up with subtitles on every programme, I can't watch without them now and I'm 32!!
Edited by: "Smaybelline" 15th Jan
Good for a starter course, please don't believe this leads to anything. Seek a BSL Level one course in your local area if you want an accredited qualificiation which you can then put on your CV.
Jimmyboy15/01/2020 00:55

I've often wondered if deaf people watching TV prefer to have the on …I've often wondered if deaf people watching TV prefer to have the on screen person signing or just use the subtitles. I'm sure I'd rather the subtitles as surely signing isn't doing every word and must miss a lot of subtle things. I'm not knocking signing though as obviously very useful for communication in person.


Sign language is a language of its own, not just an interpretation of English, so it's not the same thing.
Thank you that makes sense. I never thought of it like that.
I'm just saying what it says in black & white on the groupon deal
No idea I'm just reading what it says on the fine print like anyone else would reading up on the deal
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