BSL First Manchester

BSL First Manchester

2nd Floor, Upper East,
835 Wilmslow Road,
Didsbury,
Manchester

Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 9.00am-5.:00pm || Saturday-Sunday Closed

BSL First is a family run business based in Didsbury, Manchester. It is one of the market leaders in British Sign Language courses, training and translation services in the UK. The company has a clear social mission to benefit the deaf community at large by producing highly skilled BSL users.

Why study British Sign Language with BSL First?

BSL First has had a 100% pass rate for NVQ courses for the past 4 years and a 95% average pass rate for all other BSL courses. In 2014, they were nominated for the Signature Centre of the Year Award. In 2015, they were nominated for the Signature Deaf Entrepreneur Award.

BSL First is an approved examination centre for both Signature and IBSL qualifications in British Sign Language and is the only centre in Manchester approved to deliver all of the Signature qualifications in British Sign Language, from Level 1 to Level 6.

The staff at BSL First work closely with awarding bodies on issues such as standard setting, qualification writing and quality assurance, so they know the BSL qualifications and assessments inside out – in some cases, they actually wrote them.

Courses and Training at BSL First

BSL First offers the following accredited courses to organisations and members of the public. Visit www.bslfirst.com for more information or to apply for a course.

• Introduction to BSL

• Signature Level 1 Award in British Sign Language

• Signature Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language

• Signature Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language

• Signature Level 4 Certificate in British Sign Language

• Signature Level 6 NVQ Certificate in British Sign Language

• Signature Level 3 Certificate in Modifying Written English Texts for Deaf People

• IBSL Level 1 Award in Deaf Awareness

• IBSL Level 1 Award in Deaf Studies

• IBSL Level 2 Award in Deaf Studies

• IBSL Level 2 Award in BSL Awareness and Heritage

Room Hire at BSL First

BSL First has a fully equipped training and meeting room available for hire. The room can comfortably accommodate up to 15 people and would be suitable for any kind of meeting or training event. Lunch can be provided on request.

Interpreting and Translation Services

BSL First passionately believes that all deaf and hard of hearing people are entitled to highly skilled communication professionals. As a result, all of its interpreters and translators are Level 6 qualified and registered with the NRCPD.

Contact BSL First if you require any of the following services:

• Face-to-face interpreting

• Conference interpreting

• Document translation

• Website translation and localisation

• Subtitling and voice-over

• Note-taking

• Language modification

• Specialist language support

• Access to Work management


BSL First Manchester in brief: british sign language courses • training services • translation services • deaf awareness training • face to face interpretation services • website translation work • document translation • family signing services