Signature Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language

Updated by Signature for 2020 – The Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language meets the learning needs of those who already have competence in BSL at Level 2 and are interested in developing their skills and knowledge.

The learner will be able to understand and use varied BSL in a range of work and social situations, as well as developing an advanced knowledge of the structure and function of BSL and an understanding of the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture.

This qualification is also suitable for Deaf people who would like to achieve a qualification in their own language.

Information Day & Informal Interview – Saturday May 30th

Kathleen Grehan – Director of Dot Sign Language,  will explain the aim, content and assessment methods of this course. It is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions.

If you are not a current Dot Sign Language student and are interested in joining our September 2020 Level 3 course you will need an interview with Kathleen to assess your signing and receptive skills. This is a requirement of all BSL teaching centres by Signature. Interviews will be held at the Information Day.

The Information Day is free of charge. Please complete a Booking Form – tick ‘Information Day’ and let us know your current BSL standard / qualifications.

Date: Saturday May 30th 2020

Time: 10am – 1pm

Venue: The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH

Why learn BSL Level 3 with Dot?


“Studying BSL Level 3 (Signature) with DotSignLanguage was a highly enjoyable and enriching experience for me. Though a challenging step up, it was great to gain more in depth knowledge about the Deaf community, it’s culture and history. Especially interesting for me personally was the linguistics part, which helped me to get a better theoretical understanding for the structure of this beautiful language. The passion and patience of my teacher Kathleen helped and encouraged me throughout the year immensely. I can wholeheartedly recommend this course.” Daniela Totten – Dot Sign Language Level 3 and Level 6 graduate.

Course Structure

Candidates must demonstrate both receptive and productive BSL skills at level 3, and in all of the six topics that make up this qualification. Assessments may cover any of the topics listed in
this qualification.

Home Life
Social/Recreational Activities
Education and Training
Consumer Issues and Daily Living
Deaf History and Culture

Level 3 Qualification Specification



Course Dates


Dates: September 19th 2020 – July 10th 2021

Alternate weeks    Timetable

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Host venue: University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH

Teacher: Kathleen Grehan

Free Car Parking


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Level 3 Timetable 2019-2020

Course Pricing


£970 (includes Signature assessment fees.)

Please note there is an additional £30 administration fee to pay 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!



For Level 3 and above we recommend

The Linguistics of British Sign language: An Introduction, by Rachel Sutton Spence.

ISBN-13: 978-0521637183 / ISBN-10: 052163718X