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.
The course consists of 3 units and 3 different assessments:
- BSL201 BSL Receptive Skills
- BSL202 BSL Productive Skills
- BSL203 BSL Conversational Skills
The total number of credits for this qualification is 15. There are 5 credits for each of the units BSL201, BSL202 and BSL203.
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.
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!
Dates & Time: September 2019 TBC
Venue: At Guildford United Reformed Church, 83 Portsmouth Road, Guildford, Surrey
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