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Sign Language (Level 1B) - October 2019 | PFC-02-025 | Thursday, 10. October 2019

Signature Level 1 Award in BSL (Level 1B):  
Thursday 17:00 - 19:00 
Duration: 64 hours
The Language Centre currently run a Sign Language programme which includes classes at beginner and post-beginner levels.  Sign Language Classes which begin in October will run for the full academic year, including some Saturdays.  Saturday classes will take place in the same room.

NOTE: If you prefer to take this class at an alternative time, link below to the other Sign Language Level 1 class on offer:

Level 1 [A]     Tuesday 18:00 - 18:00

Level 1 [B]     Thursday 17:00 - 19:00

See course timetable for Level 1B below:
Semester 1  Thursday 11, 18, 25 October; 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November; 6, 13, 20 December 2018
Semester 2  Thursday 10, 17, 24, 31 January; 7, 14, 21, 28 February; 7, 14, 21 28 March; 4 April 2019
plus Saturday 17 November; 8 December 2018; 9 February and 30 March 2019.

The Qualification is split into three units.

BSL101: Introduction to BSL: Topics covered include; at home, people, animals and objects, using numbers, interests and activities, and weather.
BSL102: Conversational BSL: Topics covered include; at home, people, animals and objects, using numbers, interests and activities, and weather.
BSL103: BSL at School, College or Work: Topics covered include; getting around, exchanging information, refreshments and using numbers.

Each unit is assessed individually by having a conversation with your BSL teacher. For units 102 and 103 the exam is video recorded and sent to Signature for marking. Unit 101 is assessed by your class tutor. 

Please note: Examination Dates:

BSL101   Thursday 13 December 2018
BSL102  Thursday 07 March 2019
BSL103  Thursday 04 April 2019

Is there a minimum age to register for a Language Centre course?
You must be over 18 to attend any Language Centre course.
What are the course fees?
There are different fees depending upon your registration type, QUB student, staff or members of the public. Please note that there is no concession fee available with our Sign Language courses.

QUB Students and Staff £160
Members of the Public £235

Are there examination fees?
Your examination fees are included in your course fee.  You can have one attempt at BSL101, 102 and 103.  Students will have to pay for any resits.  Resits will be organised by the Language Centre and will take place Monday to Friday during normal office hours.  
Are these courses accredited?
Upon successful completion of all 3 modules students are awarded a Signature Certificate in British Sign Language (level 1).  In addition QUB Students can use Sign Language Level 1 to apply for the Degree Plus Award, Route A.  To qualify students must attend a minimum of 70% of classes and pass a minimum of 2 out of 3 modules.  
Degree Plus is a new award for Queen’s students designed to provide official recognition of extra-curricular activities including Language Centre language courses which are open to all students whatever their degree subject. Employers are looking for graduates who can demonstrate that they have the skills needed for workplace success – the Degree Plus Award will help you do this!
How often do I attend?  
Students attend a weekly 2 hour class on Thursday evenings (class 1B).  In addition students are required to attend several Saturday classes throughout the year.  These classes are for 4 hours from 10am-2pm.  Sign Language is a very intensive class and full attendance is required.
What's the refund policy?
All refunds before the start of the course must be requested in writing.   Refunds are paid as follows:
Semester 1
For QUB students and staff Before 30 September – full refund 1 October to 7 October – 50% refund No refunds available from 8 October
For members of the general public Before 30 September – full refund  1 October to 7 October – 50% refund No refunds available from 8 October
Refunds are not normally paid after the beginning of classes. Any such request must be made in writing to the Language Centre Manager and must be related to reasons beyond your control and supported by written evidence. These refunds will be at the Language Centre Manager’s discretion.  All refunds, where agreed, will be subject to an administrative fee of £10.00 for QUB staff and students and £40 for members of the public.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can email any queries you have to language@