DFBS – Bringing you and the Deaf Community together

Online Learning

Learn BSL Online!

PremierBSL’s online BSL course provides top quality teaching and allows you to learn at your own pace and convenience. For those who say you can’t learn BSL online, just look at our learners with their formal certificates.

If you can’t attend a weekly face to face class, but desperately want to learn, you can, all from the comfort of your own sofa, desk or iPhone.

Translation Services


A highly experienced and respected BSL translator, you will recognise Sarah from her work on TV and in translating numerous public service information leaflets. If you are looking to give equal access to the Deaf community to any information, through the provision of a BSL video, then DFBS can translate it, and produce a finished video for you.
Premier BSL

PremierBSL Courses

PremierBSL offers courses that are the pinnacle of BSL tuition; they are fully accredited sign language courses awarded by the Institute of BSL and taught by expert teachers.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never signed before or you’re already proficient – PremierBSL has plenty to teach you.

Premier BSL Online Learning

Deaf Awareness

DFBS exists because of the lack of knowledge and understanding of deafness, and the adverse impact that had on our Director’s life and the lives of many of the 10 million people in the UK who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Determined to turn bad experiences to good ones, DFBS started delivering Deaf Awareness training more than 25 years ago. Deaf led, our training is comprehensive, fun and enjoyable, but most of all it is life enhancing.
Workplace Support

Workplace Support

Over the last 25 years, DFBS has helped numerous organisations integrate Deaf or Hard of Hearing people into the workplace. We help ensure you are providing good access for deaf clients/customers/staff, and can provide expert advice for you and your staff on any workplace issues, so that you comply with Equality law and get the best out of all your resources.
Accredited Training

Accredited Training

Highly competent and annually assessed teachers deliver our certified courses, from the Introductory Level Award, to the advanced Level 6 qualification. Priced to allow everyone to progress to the highest levels of qualification, our students also get free access to sector leading online resources. If you are looking for a certified course, please get in touch.
Bespoke BSL Training

Bespoke BSL

DFBS is able to offer you completely bespoke BSL training sessions; whether you work in a police station, coffee shop or Local Authority, we can train your staff in the language used by them in their work place. For example, working with Wales’ biggest building society, DFBS trained Principality’s frontline staff with BSL specific to the customer and cashier interaction.
BSL Taster Sessions

BSL Taster Course

A BSL Taster course is the most basic sign language course. It offers complete novices the chance to try out the language. Delivered in a fun but meaningful way, people have a laugh whilst learning. One young farmers’ group from West Wales recently commented that this was the best course they had ever been on!
Private Tuition & Learner Support

Private Tuition

DFBS offers tailored one-to-one sessions for those at any stage of their BSL learning; looking to get advice, extra practice or work on difficulties together. Drawing on over 20 years of BSL teaching, our Deaf teachers can help you throughout your studies, and make sure you are best placed to do well at the exams.

DFBS: Bringing the deaf and hearing worlds together

Let us help you to promote equality and integration for all Deaf, Hard of Hearing and otherwise disabled people.

About DFBS

Deaf owned and run, Deaf Friendly Business Solutions (DFBS) is one of the oldest established deaf friendly consultancies in the world. A training and translation provider based in South Wales, we service the whole of the UK and wider afield, focussing on all issues around deafness.

Our training will always be led by a Deaf trainer, utilising detailed knowledge of deaf people’s experiences to deliver the most appropriate training available.

Our reputation is unrivalled and that is why we still exist 25 years after the business was first launched.

Sarah Lawrence, Owner of DFBS