NEW: Signature Level 6 Certificate in British Sign Language

Dot Sign Language Director and qualified teacher Kathleen Grehan is extremely excited to be teaching the NEW Signature Level 6 qualification from September 2019. This course has been completely updated with new content.

Upon successful completion of this qualification, learners will be able to demonstrate language skills equivalent to an undergraduate degree in Modern Languages. If they wish they can then progress to interpreter training.

You must be age 19+ to take this qualification.


Informal Interview

If you are interested in joining our September 2020 course you will need an interview with Kathleen Grehan – Director of Dot Sign Language to assess your signing, receptive skills and linguistic knowledge. This is a requirement by Signature.

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

There is no charge for this. Please contact us to arrange an interview.

Course Information

Focusing on fluent BSL skills and knowledge of Deaf culture, the learner will be able to use and understand complex BSL in all types of social and professional interaction. You will participate in discussions, conversations and debates as well as prepare monologues and presentations. understanding of the linguistic structure of the language.

The course is open to students who have successfully completed BSL Level 3 and above at the Director’s discretion. Please note – this course does not incorporate teaching of BSL linguistics; candidates are required to have understanding of the linguistic structure of the language equivalent to Level 4.

This course is also suitable for Deaf BSL users wanting to gain a qualification in their own language.

Please attend our information day or arrange a meeting so Kathleen can assess your signing through an informal interview.

Please complete a booking form to express your interest.

Qualification Structure

In addition to guided learning hour you will be expected to do at least 180 hours of home study / work using BSL.

Topics covered include:

Employment and Business
Politics and Law
Science and Technology

Level 6 Qualification Specification

Course Schedule


Dates & Time: September 2020 TBC – contact us if you are interested

Teachers:  Kathleen Grehan & Terry Edwards

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

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Level 6 Timetable 2019-2020



Course Pricing



£1,800 (including £255 fees for assessments.)

Level 6 Instalment Plan

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

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



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.’