BSL Courses

Signature Level 1 Award in British Sign Language »

This course is designed to give students a basic ability to communicate with Deaf people using BSL in familiar day-to-day environments such as work, school or college, and social occasions.

Learn how to meet & greet, give and understand simple instructions, give directions, discuss the weather. This course includes fingerspelling, meeting and greeting, using numbers, transport methods, discussing interests, family, food and drink, and other everyday vocabulary.

Students will start to learn BSL structure, how to ask questions, grammar and placement.

Signature Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language »

The Level 2 Certificate follows on from Level 1 and develops further the ability to communicate using BSL in a range of social and school, college or work-related contexts. Students will be expected to participate in longer and more open-ended exchanges than in Level 1.

Level 2 will be of interest to those wanting to progress onto higher BSL qualifications which are required for certain careers and roles such as a BSL/English Interpreter, Communication Support Worker, Teacher of the Deaf and other jobs working with the Deaf.

Qualification: Signature Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language (QCF) BSL Level 2
(Ref: QAN500/6105/7, BSL2)

This qualification has been developed in accordance with the National Language Standards at Level 2.

Pre-Level 3 British Sign Language Course »

Our 10 week Pre-Level 3 course is designed to be a ‘bridging’ course for those who have passed BSL Level 2 and want to go on to achieve the Level 3 Certificate but feel that they need more practice and experience.

It is also useful for students who wish to continue learning British Sign Language but do not wish to take an assessment.

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.

Signature Level 4 Certificate in British Sign Language »

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.

Signature Level 6 Certificate in British Sign Language »

This qualification may be used as evidence of full professional proficiency in BSL. It may be
useful for those who already work, or wish to work, in a professional capacity with Deaf people,
such as teachers of the deaf, social workers for deaf people, voluntary workers with deaf people
and employees within a deaf organisation. It may also be used as evidence of proficiency in
BSL for sign language interpreters and sign language translators.

Upon successful completion of this qualification, the learner will be able to
use and understand complex BSL in all types of social and professional interaction. The learners will be able to demonstrate language skills equivalent to an undergraduate degree in Modern Languages.

You must be age 19+ to take this qualification.