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.
What will I learn?
On a Level 2 course you will learn about BSL grammar, placement, non-manual features and timelines in more detail. Alongside vocabulary you will start to learn about basic linguistics.
As well as classroom hours you will be expected to use resources e.g. online BSL dictionaries and websites, and practise at home. Extra support is given where needed so everyone has the best possible chance of gaining the qualification.
We hope to be back in physical classrooms in Guildford and Woking after Easter. We are working closely with our venues who are following Government guidelines to provide a safe environment for all their user groups.
If we are unable to meet in person, we will teach courses using Zoom until we can.
You will need basic computer skills – Sending / receiving emails, downloading video clips, using Zoom – to be able to join this course.
The Signature course consists of 3 units and 3 different assessments:
- BSL201 BSL Receptive Skills
- BSL202 BSL Productive Skills
- BSL203 BSL Conversational Skills
Qualification: Signature Level 2 Certificate inBritish Sign Language (QCF) BSL Level 2
(Ref: QAN500/6105/7, BSL2)
The total number of credits for this qualification is 15. There are 5 credits for each of the units BSL201, BSL202 and BSL203.
£680.00 (including £155 Signature assessment fees)
Full course fee / first instalment is payable 2 weeks before the start of the course to secure your place.
If you wish to pay in instalments, please complete the instalment form below and return to us.
Please note there will be an additional £10 administration charge for paying by 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!
BSL Level 2 Course, Autumn 2021
Dates: 7th September 2021 – 19th July 2022 (L2 Sept 21 Timetable)
Day & Time: Tuesday evenings, 6.00pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Guildford United Reformed Church, 83 Portsmouth Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 4BS
Online classes on Zoom if we cannot use a physical venue due to Covid restrictions.
Teacher: Paul Dench