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 by Autumn 2020. 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

Level 2 Qualification Specification

Qualification: Signature Level 2 Certificate in British 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.

Fees: £675 (including Signature assessment fees.)

Please note there will be an additional £10 administration charge for paying by instalments.

Fees are payable 1 month before the start of the course but we do offer the option of paying in instalments.

Instalment Plan Level 2 – September 2020

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


Dates: 6th October 2020 – 20th July 2021

Day & Time: Tuesday evenings, 6.00 – 8.30pm (See Timetable.)

Venue: Guildford United Reformed Church, 83 Portsmouth Road, Guildford, Surrey GU2 4BS

Online classes on Zoom if we cannot use a physical venue.

How To Find Us



Dates: 1st October 2020 – 15th July 2021

Day & Time: Thursday evenings, 6.00 – 8.30pm (See Timetable.)

Venue: Currently online via Zoom due to new lock down restrictions


Dates: 3rd October 2020 – 17th July 2021

Day & Time: Saturday mornings, 10 – 1pm (See Timetable).

Venue: Currently online via Zoom due to new lock down restrictions