Signalong Foundation Course – Starts – 22.04.2020 ends 17.06.2020

  • Location Yeovil, South Somerset
  • Venue Nine Springs Natural Health Centre, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1UR
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Course name:
Signalong Foundation course (summer 2020).

About Signalong:


Over the last 25 years, Signalong The Communication Charity has published the widest range of signs in Britain. Each sign is drawn and described using a consistent method that enables people to look-up and perform new signs independently, without expert support. Signalong is key-word signing using the signs from British Sign Language (BSL). The signs are used in spoken word order and only the most important words (which express the meaning) are signed.

Signalong enables communication for people of all ages who have Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) or learning disabilities. The charity is committed to empowering all people to understand and express their needs, choices and options by providing vocabulary for life and learning. Signalong courses are only delivered by Signalong Tutors who are trained and registered by the charity, and who attend regular conferences to ensure their continuing professional development.

For more information about Signalong, please visit the Signalong website.

Course description:
The Foundation Course is the most popular Signalong course. Over 300 signs are explicitly taught and practised, with the focus on increasing participants’ confidence to sign as they speak with the people they support. The course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to use key-word signing within their own environments, and the tools to independently locate, learn and use any sign from the Signalong database. This course includes elements of communication theory and is certificated by Signalong The Communication Charity. Full certification requires participants to attend every session and pass a short assessment.
This course is appropriate for:

  • Parents.
  • Teachers, tutors and staff teams from mainstream and special education organisations.
  • NHS and private health care staff.
  • Social workers.
  • People who support individuals with Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) or learning disabilities.
  • People who wish to begin key-word signing, or to maintain and develop their existing skills.

Please click here for a list of the vocabulary that will be taught during this course.
Please click here to request a course focusing on different vocabulary.

Number of sessions:
8 x 2hr sessions.

Wednesday evenings, 7pm – 9pm.
Session 1: 22nd April 2020
Session 2:   29th April 2020

Session 3:   6th May 2020
Session 4:   13th May 2020
Session 5:   20th May 2020
*** week off to coincide with Somerset/Dorset school holiday (half term). ***
Session 6:   3rd June 2020
Session 7:   10th June 2020
Session 8:   17th June 2020
Nine Springs Natural Health Centre, Yeovil.

Nine Springs Natural Health Centre, Yeovil, BA20 1UR
Click here to visit the Nine Springs website.
Click here for a map of the location.

Jennifer Law, Speech and Language Therapist.
Signalong tutor number: 2014/01/20/165F

£160 per person, including course manual and certificate.

How to reserve a place:
Maximum number of people per course: 12
Reserve a place or request additional information here.

Additional information:
Participants must attend every session and pass the assessment in order to receive full certification.

Useful links:
Signalong website.
Course location: Nine Springs Natural Health Centre website and map.

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