Introduction to Fingerspelling

We have created a free resource for those brand new to fingerspelling.

Beginner Level

Learn the fundamentals of fingerspelling right here in the Beginner's section which contains nearly 600 names in 5 different categories. Check how well you can understand by using our multiple choice test.
There is an Introduction to fingerspelling to find out the rules and features of fingerspelling.

Intermediate Level

This will build on the skills you’ve developed in beginners, preparing you to fingerspell longer names of people and places in the everyday world. Also useful for those working with Deaf people, those who have Deaf children or if you are just looking to improve your receptive skills.
Also suitable for trainee interpreters, in readiness for moving onto a qualification route.

Advanced Level

Our Advanced level fingerspelling will equip you to deal with any of the variety of names people can throw at you in everyday situations.

As of August 2015, we are pleased to announce that NRCPD has endorsed the Advanced Fingerspelling as appropriate for qualified BSL/English Interpreters in their continuing professional practice (CPD). If you wish to use this package towards your CPD (a maximum of 6 points) then please contact us to provide you with a certificate for your portfolio.