Who is BSLworks?

SD I love BSL mug closeup Sandra Duguid Director 2015
I founded BSLworks in 2007 and have over 20 years of teaching experience. There have been highs and lows, particularly during the recent financial crisis and government cuts, but I am delighted to say that, despite challenges, we’ve kept going. BSLworks has survived and continued to deliver high quality sign language training and I put this down to my genuine passion for teaching and enabling people in BSL. As a native Deaf British Sign Language user, I ensure the training and courses I develop are continually reviewed to match the changing qualification specifications as well as be relevant to current news and Deaf culture. At BSLworks we take a personal approach, each BSL learner receives up to date information, emails and teaching sessions which are relevant to their level and interests as well as broadening their knowledge in all aspects of BSL, from linguistics in the classroom, to discussing relevant news or social experiences. We pride ourselves at BSLworks for taking a holistic approach, studying and adopting behaviours, body language and culture as part of the whole learning process.

Our teaching staff and assessors are all Deaf native BSL users, we believe the most successful way to teach BSL is in an enjoyable and positive environment. We have an extensive library of resources including books, DVD’s, archives of magazines and publications, all made available for BSL learners to borrow.

We offer bite-sized workshops focusing on specific topics. We also offer online webcam sessions if you can’t always find the time to travel. You might be desperate to pass your assessment but can’t find a centre that can match your needs, we can support you to ensure you are successful. Our ‘One Language’ thinking means that you get the benefit of our expertise and our flexibility. We do offer approved courses for those of you who want a certificated course, but this also comes with a difference! Our on-going support and attention to each student and candidate is unrivalled elsewhere.

And of course, very importantly we laugh, enjoy and relax while we learn.

Let us help you perfect your BSL!

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7 Sandra Duguid Director 2007