iBSL Level 6 Certificate in British Sign Language

Due to the success of our current iBSL Level 6 course, Dot Sign Language Director and qualified teacher Kathleen Grehan is excited that it will run again from September 2019.

This qualification is equivalent to those for Modern Foreign Languages at Honours Degree level. It is the penultimate qualification required before a learner can take the Level 6 Interpreting qualifications required to become a registered British Sign Language interpreter.


Course Information

Focusing on fluent BSL skills and knowledge of Deaf culture, you will learn to understand and present information, ideas, advice and opinions at an extended level in a range of work and social situations. You will also develop an understanding of the linguistic structure of the language.

The course is open to students who have successfully completed BSL Level 3 and above. Preference will be given to candidates with Level 4, but Level 3 students with strong BSL skills should also apply. This course is also suitable for Deaf BSL users wanting to gain a qualification in their own language.

For full course details see iBSL Level 6  Please complete a booking form to express your interest.

Qualification Structure

The qualification is divided into three units as follows:

IBSL6AUN: Understand complex BSL in a wide range of work situations
(Unit Number: D/505/2884)

IBSL6ASN : Use complex BSL in a wide range of work situations
(Unit Number: H/505/2885)

IBSL6ALN : BSL Linguistics Theory & Practice
(Unit Number: K/505/2886)

All three units can be achieved separately, but the full Level 6 Certificate in British Sign Language Studies can only be given if there is a PASS in each unit.


Course Schedule

20 Saturday classes starting September 2019



TEACHERS:  Kathleen Grehan/ Terry Edwards / Freelance Teachers

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

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Course Pricing

The Level 6 Certificate in BSL consists of a total qualification time of 100 hours with a guided learning element of 40 hours. This is made up of classroom/teaching time, individual or group tutorials and feedback on observed practice and assessment.  In addition it is expected that students will spend at least 60 hours doing individual study/practice.



£1600 (including £213 iBSL fee for assessments.)


£1800 (including £213 iBSL fee for assessments.)

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

Level 6 Sep 2019 Instalment-Plan

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!



Your Tutors

A graduate of Social Science and a qualified British Sign Language tutor, Kathleen Grehan brings enthusiasm and humour to her classes. With many years experience campaigning, Kathleen understands the cultural differences experienced by the Deaf Community in the UK. She is a passionate teacher of BSL and Deaf Awareness, with a particular interest in linguistics.


Terry Edwards is a highly qualified and extremely experienced BSL teacher. For more than 25 years he has taught all levels of BSL for a number of training schools as well as in the workplace. In addition, Terry has examined over 200 exams for CACDP and worked as an In-Vision signer for BBC/ Red Bee Media. In 2014 Terry won the Signature Annual Award for London Regional Teacher of the Year. At Deaffest – The Deaf Film Festival Awards he was nominated Best Actor for the film ‘The End.’