Students during British Sign Language (BSL) lesson

What our learners say

We pride ourselves on the achievements of our learners and their enjoyment of our courses.

With years of experience and our passion for teaching, we know that our learners enjoy our courses and achieve their goals. But don't just take our word for it! Below are a selection of recent testimonials from our learners.

"I am currently studying for BSL Level 1 and must say that, though I was nervous at first, I am thoroughly enjoying it. Our teacher, Robin, imparts his wealth of knowledge with good grace and humour, and the atmosphere in class is very supportive. I have recently found out I passed my first module with top marks, so am keen to carry on!"
Jo Lavender

"I started my BSL Level 1 in February 2013 and was extremely nervous as languages were never my thing. Robin put me at ease straight away and I'm sure this was the same for my fellow students. His relaxed but methodical approach makes learning BSL easy and enjoyable. I've passed my BSL101 with flying colours and I'm thoroughly enjoying learning BSL, thanks to Robin."
Simon Frances

"I have studied BSL level 1 and am coming to the end of level 2, with Tutor, Robin Herdman and have found both courses to be very enjoyable. Learning BSL is not easy and takes a lot of commitment and effort. However, Robin teaches in such a way that the lessons are interesting and diverse. I must admit that I was a little nervous when I first realised that my teacher was profoundly deaf with no speach and I did worry how we would be able to communicate. I shouldn't have worried though as Robin is so animated, even if you don't understand the sign initially, you will have no difficulty understanding each other. I really look forward to my Wednesday afternoon lessons and learning a new language has never been so much fun!"
Jane Mcgee

"I have achieved my 101 unit, along with my work colleagues and we're all working towards our 102 unit now. I was very nervous when doing my 101 assessment but Robin put me at ease, to me, that's a sign of a good teacher. Robin is an excellent teacher, he makes the classes enjoyable, fun and interesting and has the ability to somehow know what you're going to sign/say before saying it."
Lynn Vest

"I have found Robin to be a good and fair teacher who seems to have infinite patience, is very easy to ask questions of and always ready to help, no matter how daft you think the questions are. I can't imagine how difficult it must be to take absolute beginners through level 1 BSL. Well done Robin!"

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A British Sign Language (BSL) class

We offer professional training in Deaf Awareness and British Sign Language across the North East of England.

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British Sign Language courses

A British Sign Language (BSL) class

We offer beginner, intermediate and advanced accredited British Sign Language courses.

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Deaf Awareness course

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Our Deaf Awareness course provides an insight into deaf issues and the methods used to support communication.

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