BSL Courses

BSL Level 1 Award »

This course is designed to give students a basic ability to communicate with Deaf people using BSL in familiar day-to-day environments such as work, school or college, and social occasions.

Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language »

The Level 2 Certificate follows on from Level 1 and develops further the ability to communicate using BSL in a range of social and school, college or work-related contexts. Students will be expected to participate in longer and more open-ended exchanges than in Level 1.

Level 2 will be of interest to those wanting to progress onto higher BSL qualifications which are required for certain careers and roles such as a BSL/English Interpreter, Communication Support Worker, Teacher of the Deaf and other jobs working with the Deaf.

Qualification: Signature Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language (QCF) BSL Level 2
(Ref: QAN500/6105/7, BSL2)

This qualification has been developed in accordance with the National Language Standards at Level 2.

BSL Pre-Level 3 »

Our Pre-Level 3 course is designed to be a ‘bridging’ course for those who have passed BSL Level 2 and want to go on to achieve the Level 3 Certificate but feel that they need more practise and experience. It is also useful for students who wish to continue learning sign language but do not wish to take an assessment.

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

 

Level 4 Certificate in British Sign Language »

This Level 4 Certificate in BSL was introduced and developed to bridge the gap between Level 3 and the Level 6 qualifications.

This course caters for the learning needs of those who are already competent in BSL at Level 3 and are interested in developing their skills and knowledge. It is designed to give students an advanced knowledge of BSL and the ability to communicate with Deaf BSL users in a range of work and social situations. It will also give a greater understanding of the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture. The Level 4 is also suitable for Deaf people who would like to achieve a qualification in their own language.

Qualification: Signature: BSL4, QAN: 601/3423/9

This qualification uses the National Language Standards at Level 4. The assessment criteria for units 421 and 422 are taken from the UK Occupational Language Standards at Level 4 (extended language use). The qualification is at Level 4 on the Qualifications & Credit Framework (QCF), Extended Level on the Language Ladder and Level B2/C1 on the Common European Framework.

New iBSL Level 6 course »

Qualified Teacher Kathleen Grehan is excited to announce the introduction of the iBSL Level 6 course. The course is open to students who have successfully completed BSL Level 3 and above. Preference will be given to candidates with Level 4 but Level 3 students with strong BSL skills should also apply. full course details see iBSL Level 6 currently considering applications for the course. Please complete a booking form to express your interest. Interviews will take place between 2nd October  and 22nd December 2017.