Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language

This course is appropriate for those who wish to study BSL to an advanced level. Reasons for taking the course include: to help communication with family and friend or for other social reasons or simply out of interest. The reasons may be work-related, for example, if a student is dealing with Deaf customers or clients or working with Deaf colleagues.The qualifications is also suitable for Deaf people who would like to achieve a qualification in their own language.

The Level 3 is a nationally-recognised qualification equivalent in standard to a GCE Advanced Level and Level B2 on the common European Framework. It allows access to further studies such as a degree in Deaf Studies or an interpreter qualification etc.

Qualification: Signature Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language (QCF)  BSL Level 3

Ref: QAN: 601/1116/1, Signature: BSL32 BSL Level 3

This qualification has been developed in accordance with the National Language Standards at Level 3 (2010)

Find out more: BSL Level 3


Finished Level 2 – Ready for the next step?

Dot Sign Language runs FREE Information Days during the Summer months to enable students to find out about our BSL Level 3 course on Saturday, 4th August 2018 from 10am to 1pm.
The sessions are fun and informative and enable us to assess your BSL skills in an informal setting.

VENUE: The Trinity Methodist Church, Brewery Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4LH

Please contact us to book a session, if you are interested.

Our Saturday BSL Level 3 course will be held at the University of Surrey starting on 22nd September 2018.  More details: TBC

If you are interested in the Level 3 course but are unable to attend on these dates please let us know using the Get in Touch button below. If there is enough interest we may be able to run another Level 3 course on a different day..

Why learn BSL Level 3 with Dot?

Our Level 3 teachers are committed to delivering stimulating and enjoyable lessons tailored to meet the needs of all students. You will first study linguistics to gain an understanding of BSL as a language. Then you will learn about Deaf culture, education, issues affecting Deaf people at work and home. Extra support is given where needed so everyone has the best possible chance of gaining the qualification.

Course Structure

The course consists of 3 units which will be assessed separately:

  • BSL320   Sign Linguistics Knowledge
  • BSL321   Understand varied BSL in a range of work and social situations
  • BSL322   Use varied BSL in a range of work and social situations

Find out more: Signature BSL Level 3



Course Dates

University of Surrey, Guildford

Saturday –  22nd September 2018 – July 2019

TIME:  Alternate Saturdays starting 22nd September,  1.30-5pm

TEACHER: Kathleen Grehan/Freelance Teachers/Deaf Models

15 AC 03, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH

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 University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Course Pricing

The BSL320 is worth 4 credits and consists of 20 guided learning hours. BSL321 and BSL322 are worth 12 credits each and consist of 65 guided learning hours each. Students are expected to do another 150 hours of additional study.

Early Bird: £950.00 including assessment fees. This only applies to bookings made prior to 1st September 2018.

Standard Fee: £980.00 including assessment fees.

Employer funded Fee
£1200 including assessment fees

Fees are payable 2 weeks before the start of the course but we do offer the option of paying in instalments.



Dot Sign Language makes every effort to ensure that courses are run as advertised. However, a course may be cancelled if insufficient students enrol, so please do not delay in signing up!

What our students say

When I joined the Dot team as Marketing & Strategic Planning Officer I had been volunteering in a school with deaf children (which I still do) and had completed a pre-level 3 BSL course a couple of years ago.

Now part way through Level 3, we have just finished linguistics. I’ve found it really clear how the linguistics have been taught, very thorough with great take-away notes. We’ve also had plenty of receptive and productive signing practice so we can see why we are learning all about the different verbs, classifiers, timelines etc. Kathleen has been very encouraging which has helped me feel much more confident. I am really enjoying learning and meeting the other students. – Clair.