Signature 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.


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.

Course Structure

The Signature course consists of 3 units and 3 different assessments:

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

BSL Level 2 Course Full Specification

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.

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 and intensive training.


£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.

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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!


Course Dates Guildford

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.

How To Find Us

Teacher: Paul Dench


Course Dates Woking

BSL Level 2 Course, Autumn 2021

Dates:  11th September 2021

Day & Time: Saturday Afternoons, 1pm – 3pm

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* Additional class dates to be added for June/July 2022

Venue:  Trinity Methodist Church, Brewery Rd, Woking, Surrey  GU21 4LH

Online classes on Zoom if we cannot use a physical venue due to Covid restrictions.

Teacher: Paul Dench