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.

What our Level 2 students say:

“I enjoyed the challenge and have learnt lots. I have a new job in September as a CSW – so thank you!” Michele Warburton.

“Well organised and delivered. To have come so far in a year is a big thanks to Dot. People at work have been amazed at my progress.” Jamie Hill – Teacher of the Deaf.

“Had such an amazing time learning at Dot Sign Language! Both Kathleen and Paul are easy to learn from and make you feel at ease. Professional, friendly and warming.” Kimberley Mc Gregor.


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.

Course Structure

The course consists of 3 units and 3 different assessments:

  • BSL201  BSL Receptive Skills
  • BSL202 BSL Productive Skills
  • BSL203 BSL Conversational Skills

Find out more about BSL Level 2

The total number of credits for this qualification is 15. There are 5 credits for each of the units BSL201, BSL202 and BSL203.

Course Pricing

The Level 2 course consist of 90 hours of guided learning time (including assessment time) and 50 hours of additional study which includes private study, homework and practice etc. For smaller groups we will condense the course as you will receive more individual attention within class.


For individuals: £660 (including £143 Signature fee for assessments)

For employer funded places: £755 (including £143 Signature fee for assessments)

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

Level 2 Feb 2019 Instalment Plan

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!


Course Dates

Current Level 2 Timetable – Tuesday Evenings


Dates & Time: September 2019 TBC

Venue: At Guildford United Reformed Church, 83 Portsmouth Road, Guildford, Surrey

How To Find Us

Woking February 2019

Saturday mornings: 9.30am – 12.30pm. February 2nd 2019 – July 2019

Venue: 187 Send Road, Send, GU23 7ET or The Trinity Methodist Church, Brewery Road, Woking, Surrey, GU21 4LH