NEW: BSL Pre-Level 6

This will be a relaxed course running over an academic year. It is designed for learners who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in British Sign Language before deciding whether to start BSL Level 6 in September 2020.

It will incorporate the option to take the Signature Level 4 Linguistics assessment. This is optional.

For learners who have passed BSL Level 3. If you are waiting for Level 3 results or need to re-sit assessments you are welcome to apply.

Also suitable for Deaf BSL users wishing to study their own language.




Information Afternoon

We will be holding an information afternoon for anyone interested in Level 6 or Pre-Level 6 on June 22nd, 1.30 – 4.00pm, at The University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7XH.

Kathleen Grehan – Director of Dot Sign Language, and team will explain the aim, course content and assessment methods of these courses. It is an opportunity for you to ask any questions. Kathleen will be able to assess your signing through an informal BSL conversation and advise you on which course is better for you.

There is no charge for this event, but please contact us to let us know you are coming. On the day text 07989 017945 when you arrive at the University for assistance finding the room!

What will I learn?

The course will cover a wide range of topics to increase your knowledge of Deaf issues, and to help you prepare for a Level 6 course in the future.

BSL linguistics will also be included to give you a solid foundation in the language. Please attend our information day or arrange a meeting so Kathleen can assess your signing through an informal conversation.

You must be age 19+ to take the Level 4 linguistics assessment.

See Qualification Specification for full details of Level 4 linguistics assessments. (Please note that this is not the full BSL Level 4 qualification.)


Course Dates

20 Saturday classes September 2019 – July 2020

TIME: Alternate Saturday afternoons, 1.30 – 4.30pm


TEACHER:  Kathleen Grehan

VENUE: University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XH

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Course Pricing


£600 course fee, excluding the assessment fee.

Please note when you pay by instalments there is an additional admin charge.

Optional Level 4 linguistics assessment fee: £45.

Pre-Level 6 Instalment Plan

Fees are payable two weeks before the start of the course.

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!