Online BSL courses to suit your needs

Whether you want to learn signing for fun or to change your career, we have

sign language courses to meet your needs. We run BSL courses because we

provide support to our local Deaf community – so you can help yourself and

others by learning BSL!

person learning signs from online BSL Level 1 course

BSL Basics – online
£65.00 £39.00

person learning signs from online BSL Level 1 course

BSL Level 1 – online

person learning signs from online BSL Level 1 course

BSL Level 2 – online

person learning signs from online BSL Level 1 course

BSL Level 3 – online

Online BSL courses – accredited by iBSL

Click on the course links to see the online course content. You can choose to

do each level as a stand-alone course or you can combine your course with

live tutorials (Tuesdays: Level 3, Wednesday: Level 2 or Thursdays: Level 1).

Tutorials are weekly in small groups of no more than six.

We also provide free BSL sessions on Sunday evenings with our BSL course

co-ordinator, Bob Rose. The free online BSL sessions support your learning if

you attend a BSL course elsewhere.

Online BSL courses – which one is right for you?

If you are comparing our offer with another provider, you might like to check

out our post on the things you need to consider before buying an online BSL

course. Click on the course links to get further details of your chosen course.

If you have any general questions about BSL, why not check out our BSL

FAQs. We also have free resources and links to further information about BSL

across our site.

Who are Access Ambassadors?

We are a non profit organisation based in Milton Keynes. Our tutors have run

BSL courses for nearly 20 years. Our course are usually classroom-based

courses. However, due to Covid-19, we now offer accredited BSL courses

online. We are trying ‘blended learning’ which is something new for us.

Blended learning means you get the best of both worlds – online resources

accessible 24/7 and live tutorials via Zoom with a qualified tutor. Our courses

are accredited by iBSL; an awarding body that is regulated by Ofsted and is

one of the two awarding bodies that delivers recognised BSL qualifications.

Milton Keynes Deaf Community

Did you know we are a non-profit organisation? Your course fees help us

support Milton Keynes Deaf Community. We have a significant number of

deaf people of all ages who are native sign language users. At the last count,

we had over 1,000 BSL users within a 50-mile radius of Milton Keynes.

With your course fees, we are able to provide communication support to

individual BSL users. The range of support includes providing interpreting

support, translating letters (English to BSL), signposting to services (e.g. the

Citizens Advice Bureau) and benefit enquiries.

We also do more focussed activities by running grant funded programmes

such as employability courses. To date, we have put an additional £200,000

into the local economy by supporting over 30 profoundly deaf people into


BSL courses – enhancing your career prospects

BSL qualifications enhance your career prospects. By learning BSL, you

immediately make any employer accessible to a wider audience.

There are also a number of careers you can go into with an additional

language. BSL is particularly useful for the following careers:

  • SEN teacher
  • Teacher of the Deaf
  • Audiologist
  • Speech and language therapist
  • Communication Support Worker
  • Care assistant
  • BSL interpeter

Online BSL courses are a great step to a more fulfilling career. Our online

courses enable you to go from complete beginner to a fluent BSL user. We

also offer free opportunities to practise in groups.

BSL learners based in and around Milton Keynes can also participate in

community activities. You can find out more about participating in social

activities by looking at our Facebook page.