Learn. Communicate. Inclusion.

Welcome to WealdBSL

As a deaf-owned company, we deliver a wide range of services including delivering British Sign Language courses, BSL translation, Deaf Awareness training and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (E,D&I) training. We work with a great team of professionals to provide a very high standard of teaching, workshops, translation and editing. Please get in touch if you have a project you would like to discuss, no matter how big or small.
Learn BSL
Anyone, at any age, can learn British Sign Language.

We offer Sign Language courses from introductory level up to level 6.
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Remove barriers and make your workplace inclusive.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing people face many social barriers
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Need your content to be accessible by providing BSL translation?

We can help you make your content accessible to Deaf people
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Deaf interpreting
Need a Deaf qualified Interpreter (BSL Relay/Intralingual)?

Make sure there is accessibility and inclusion for the deaf community
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Established in 2015 as a training provider, we have successfully delivered British Sign Language courses and workshops in East Sussex, Kent and the South East, as well as online. We are also an accredited centre with Signature and iBSL, which enables us to provide recognised certification of British Sign Language for those wishing to learn the language.
Who Are We?
Our Testimonials

Outside In

Working with Marcel is great, he’s incredibly professional and his work is always high quality and delivered promptly

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Mayfield School

Marcel has been a fantastic teacher. When Mayfield School wanted to introduce BSL as an after-school activity for the girls, we contacted Marcel who came highly recommended by people who are active within the Deaf community. After a successful introduction to BSL, he has offered us a 20-week course to learn one Unit of the accredited Level 1 BSL course with Signature. The course has been such a success that we are continuing next year with both Units 2 and 3. He has provided a fun and relaxed environment, enabling our pupils to chat with Deaf people about everyday topics



I booked Marcel to provide Deaf Awareness training for my organisation at Amazon. The training was a huge success, participants loved the training and commented on how entertaining Marcel was. Several were inspired to continue learning sign language. I personally was impressed by Marcel’s thoroughness – he developed the training specifically for the audience, taking into account my communication needs and role within the team and so on.


Richmond and Wandsworth Council

I have commissioned Marcel Hirshman to deliver our basic sign languages course for over 16 years. The courses he has delivered for us have always been well received and getting fantastic feedback. Participants quickly warmed warm to his friendly and engaging personality. He creates learning environments that are comfortable and fun - ideal for learning.


Clarion UK

Marcel is a highly experienced and qualified BSL translator. He is very adaptable to the needs of our clients and customers with his expertise and advice on preparation, translation and editing. We look forward to working with WealdBSL more in the future.

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Arts Council England

We have commissioned WealdBSL and Marcel to run both deaf awareness and BSL training (Introductory and Level 1 Refresher) for our London Theatre team. The training was excellent; relevant and tailored to suit the needs of the team and the organisation. Everyone who took part said how positive and useful the sessions were. We look forward to working with Marcel again soon.

“Marcel the trainer was absolutely excellent, clear, firm but really fun. It is such a positive experience and as well as help us individually to learn BSL it has helped the team work together and support each other. More please!” (Introduction to BSL participant, MAY 2022)

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Marcel is always a pleasure to work with. He is a careful, accurate translator; reliable and professional with a good sense of humour too!

BSL Zone


Marcel provides an excellent, professional, quick and reliable translation service. We also highly recommend his BSL courses and Deaf Awareness training which he tailors to each organisation's needs and particular area of work.


The Economist

Marcel developed and ran half-day workshops with key business stakeholders to help eliminate any preconceptions and questions people may have about working with a Deaf person. The workshops were high energy, interactive, informative and useful for the teams. The feedback has been positive and we are now working with Marcel to develop further workshops and as well as BSL sign language courses.

The Economist
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As a deaf-owned business, we work in partnership with a fantastic team of professionals allowing us to offer the highest standards in our translation, teaching, workshops and editing
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