Deaf Business Academy
Since 2007, we have helped many students achieve their goals. From learning the basics of British Sign Language (BSL) on our Foundation course, continuing up to a Level 6 NVQ Certificate in BSL. We also work in partnership with BSL interpretations to offer interpreter training.
British Sign Language (BSL) is one of Britain’s approved languages and is used by around 125,000 people using it on a daily basis, whether at home in family units or at work. Learning the basics of BSL should be interesting and fun, but if you are serious about the language, you can go on and obtain higher qualifications – perhaps for work, or perhaps you have a Deaf family. This often needs dedication but can be very rewarding.
Our courses are run in a relaxed, friendly and encouraging environment where the length of the courses range from one day (Basic Deaf Awareness) to one year in duration.
We keep the size of all classes small and intimate in order to provide maximum support and as much individual tutor attention as possible. As well as teaching a range of courses at the centre, we also provide training to schools and to public service personnel at a time and venue to suit the company.
news & events
In 2018 we… Held 14 examinations in total across student on level 1, 2, and 3 courses. Had 15 students pass their BSL NVQ level 6 course! Welcomed 19 new BSL NVQ level 6 students. Introduced many new students to BSL on our Foundation courses. We also were excited to see students return to Read more about Centre News Update[…]
Huge congratulation to our Managing Director Janice Crossland-Jones for winning the Professional Contribution Award 2018 at Signatures Annual Awards, 10 year anniversary. Well done also to Stephen Ellis-Menton from our partnership company BSL Interpretations for being nominated for the Excellent Teacher Award. For more photos from the awards check out our gallery!
Everyone at the centre would like to say a massive congratulations to the students who completed our 5 week foundation course. Hope to see you again for level 1 very soon! Our next Foundation course will be starting on the 21st November.
Our BSL Level 2 Course starting on the 29th November is now fully booked. The next course date will be in September 2019. Good luck to all the students starting soon!
Interested in learning some basic British sign language? Looking to get involved in the Deaf community? Want to learn a new skill? Completed in just 5 weeks Learn in a relax and fun environment Then why not enrol on a Foundation course with The Fylde Coast BSL Centre! Course start date: 21st November Duration: 5 Read more about New Foundation Course date available[…]
25/09/2018 Last week at The Fylde Coast BSL Centre; Janice completed an interview with Signature for inspire magazine which will be printed in November issue. Keep a look out. We welcomed new students on our Foundation course. Our level 1 students returned for week 2 and our NVQ level 6 course started in Preston. This Read more about Centre New Update[…]
13/09/18 This week at the Fylde Coast BSL Centre we have; Completed another 5 week Foundation Course. We hope all the students enjoyed and found the course informative and useful. Welcomed a full class of 14 students to our BSL level 1 course. We would like to thank you for choosing to study with us Read more about Centre News Update[…]
22/08/18 We are having another busy week here at the Fylde Coast BSL Centre. Our very own Janice Crossland-Jones was featured in an article in the local Gazette. The story was shared by Signature after her nomination for Professorial Contributions Award was relieved last week. Janice is off to Scotland to deliver NVQ level 6 Read more about Centre News Update[…]
Our very own Janice Crossland-Jones was featured in an article in the local Gazette. The story was shared by Signature after her nomination for Professorial Contributions Award was relieved last week. Read the full story here Signature Annual Awards The Signature Annual Awards are a cornerstone in our work to recognise people who are going above Read more about Award news in the local Gazette[…]