The Level 4 Certificate in British Sign Language (BSL) meets the learning needs of those who already have competence in British Sign Language at Level 3 and are interested in developing their skills and knowledge.
It is designed for those who work with, or want to work with, Deaf people (e.g. social workers, teachers of the Deaf, voluntary workers, workers within Deaf organisations, schools, etc.), and those who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in British Sign Language.
In order to be entered for a course and assessment leading to this qualification, learners
must be able to demonstrate competence in BSL at Level 3. You must be age 19+ to take this qualification.
We hope to be back in a physical classroom in Guildford by Autumn 2020. We are working closely with our venue who is following Government guidelines to provide a safe environment for all their user groups. The course will be supplemented with Zoom online sessions. If we are unable to meet in person, we will teach courses entirely using Zoom until we can.
You will need basic computer skills to join this course – Sending / receiving emails, downloading / uploading videos, ability to use Zoom.
Course Information & Informal Interview – Saturday August 1st
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 4 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.
The course information and interviews will be by Zoom video conferencing. (Do not worry if you have not used this yet, it is very simple and we can advise.)
The session and interview is free of charge. Please complete a Booking Form – tick ‘Information Day’ and let us know your current BSL standard / qualifications.
Date: Saturday August 1st. (If you cannot attend on this date, we can arrange a meeting mid-week instead.)
Zoom timeslot to be arranged on booking.
What will I learn?
Candidates must demonstrate both receptive and productive BSL skills at level 4, and in all of the six topics that make up this qualification.
To achieve the full Level 4 Certificate in British Sign Language, candidates are required to achieve all units.
Employment and Business
Health and Wellbeing
Society and Politics
Science and Technology
Media and Culture
The course will include classroom teaching, Zoom online sessions, feedback and 1:1 tuition as required.
Dates: 15th September 2020 – 20th July 2021
Day & Time: Tuesday, 6.00 – 8.30pm (See Timetable.)
Venue: United Reformed Church, 83 Portsmouth Road, GU2 4BS
Additional sessions online using Zoom.
Assessments must be face to face – we are not able to offer these online for Level 4.
Teacher: Kathleen Grehan
£1,400 (includes Signature assessment fees.)
Please note there is an additional £40 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!