Interpreting & Translation

We are specialists in sign language interpreting and translation services, and offer professional qualifications in sign language interpreting, translation and communication support.

MyBSLFirst Online Learning

MyBSLFirst is a powerful online learning course designed to complement your accredited BSL or interpreting course.
LEARN MORE

British Sign Language Courses

Learn from anywhere and at your own pace with our Signature-accredited online Level 1 to Level 6 BSL courses.
LEARN MORE

Interpreter
Training

One of a kind interpreter training courses. Start training from Level 3. All courses lead to NRCPD registration

LEARN MORE

Interpreting & Translation Services

Specialist services in sign language interpreting, translation, subtitling, localisation and more. Contact us for a quote.
LEARN MORE

Level 1 BSL (online)

Upcoming courses:
Wednesdays 14:30-17:30, 1 September 2021 - 15 December 2021
15 weeks
3 hours/week
Online course
£460 (inc. VAT and exam fees)

Level 2 BSL (online)

Upcoming courses:
Tuesdays 18:00-21:00, 7 September 2021 - 12 April 2022
30 weeks
3 hours/week
Online course
£700 (inc. VAT and exam fees)

Level 3 BSL (online)

Upcoming courses:
Wednesdays 18:00-21:00, 1 September 2021 - 6 July 2022
40 weeks
3 hours/week
Online course
£990 (inc. VAT and exam fees)

Level 6 BSL (online)

Upcoming courses:
Thursdays 18:00-21:00, 2 September 2021 - 30 June 2022
40 weeks
3 hours/week
Online course
£1,350 (inc. VAT and exam fees)

Interpreting Foundations (INTF)

Upcoming courses:
One weekend a month, 4 September 2021 - 5 June 2022
One weekend a month, 10 September 2022 - 11 June 2023
1 year
1 weekend per month
London venue
£2,500 per year (inc. VAT and exam fees)

Interpreter Development Programme for Heritage Signers (IDP-HS)

Upcoming courses:
One weekend a month, 25 September 2021 - 22 June 2024
One weekend a month, 9 September 2023 - 28 June 2026
3 years
1 weekend per month
London venue
£3,000 per year (inc. VAT and exam fees)

Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting (INT)

Upcoming courses:
One weekend a month, 25 September 2021 - 22 June 2024
One weekend a month, 9 September 2023 - 28 June 2026
2 years
1 weekend per month
London venue
£3,325 per year (inc. VAT and exam fees)

Deaf Interpreter Development Programme (DIDP)

Upcoming courses:
One weekend a month, 10 September 2021 - 18 June 2023
One weekend a month, 16 September 2022 - 23 June 2024
One weekend a month, 8 September 2023 - 8 June 2025
2 years
1 weekend per month
London venue
From £2,750 per year (inc. VAT and exam fees)

TSLI supervision


Open to candidates looking to rejoin the NRCPD register. Apply any time.
12 months development plan
1 hour/month meetings
From £50 per hour (inc. VAT)

Our Interpreting and Translation Services

BSL interpreting

Make your event accessible by booking a BSL/English interpreter. We offer face-to-face and remote interpreting services. All our interpreters are registered with NRCPD and specialise in a wide range of areas.
More information

BSL Translation

Make your content accessible with BSL translations. We specialise in a wide range of areas and can translate documents, websites, pre-recorded videos and more. All our translators are registered with NRCPD.
More information

Deaf Relay Interpreting

Communicate with deaf people with additional language needs by booking a deaf relay interpreter. All our deaf relay interpreters are registered with NRCPD and specialise in a wide range of areas.
More information

Subtitling and Transcription

Make your content accessible by adding subtitles or captions to your spoken or signed language videos, or produce written transcripts of your spoken language videos.
More information

Sign Language Localisation

Reach out to new audiences by translating your content into national signed languages. We work with an international network of interpreters and translators to translate your content into several national signed languages.
More information

International Sign

Speak to an international audience by providing interpreting or translation services in International Sign.
More information

Deaf-blind Interpreting

Communicate with deaf-blind people in their preferred method of communication by booking a deaf blind interpreter. All our interpreters are registered with NRCPD and specialise in a wide range of areas.
More information

Communication Support

Book a Communication Support Worker or Specialist Language Support Tutor to support you with your work or studies. Make your content accessible to a wide range of audiences with modified written language documents.
More information

We work with

Rinkoo

“Thank you for the BSL Level 6 you arranged, and to especially thank you for sending Alan Murray to be our leading instructor. He did his a very helpful attitude, and was more aware of my needed. I appreciate the time he took to work samples of my study in advance so his comments were immediately applicable. BSL First always find a way to get it done – and done well! Thank you.”

Iona

"I feel that finding this course and being with other CODAs was fate for me. I have wanted to do a course like this for a while, but being in a group with the people I am with now is better than I had imagined. With great tutors and leadership along the way, I look forward to what the future brings!"

Kerri

Being with BSLFirst has probably been THE Best learning experience I've had. I've met many wonderful people, there has been so much support and never been more comfortable in a learning environment, either classroom based or online (blended). Would do it all over again!"

Sophie

"I am really enjoying my course with BSL First, Akbar and his team have a wealth of knowledge and I really trust that I’m in good hands. The teaching is varied and there are always opportunities to feedback on any area of the course as well."
BSL First LTD | Company number: 12860304 | VAT number: 379905441
Designed & Development by Ridge Digital