Signature Level 4 Certificate in British Sign Language


  • Higher level language course
  • Includes 6 assessments (3 internal coursework assessments and 3 external assessments)
  • Includes 1-1 Online Feedback Sessions
  • Based at University of Surrey, Guildford campus
  • Course starts on Tuesdays, 16th October – July 2025

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The Level 4 Certificate in British Sign Language (BSL) is for students who have already gained competence in British Sign Language at Level 3. 

This course is for you if you are interested in developing your skills and knowledge so you can work with Deaf people (e.g. teachers of the Deaf, voluntary workers, workers within Deaf organisations, schools) You will expand your knowledge and skills in British Sign Language and of Deaf culture.

What will I learn?

You will develop both your receptive and productive BSL skills. You will cover six topics which make up this qualification.

To achieve the full Level 4 Certificate in British Sign Language students must achieve the following units.

  • Employment and Business
  • Education
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Society and Politics
  • Science and Technology
  • Media and Culture

The course will include face to face group classroom teaching, Zoom online sessions, feedback and 1:1 tuition as required.

BSL42 Specification 2022 (1)

Resources: We recommend you keep up to date with Deaf News and TV. Please look at The Limping Chicken and BSL Zone as well as other Deaf organisations, charities and social media.

Recommended learning text; The Linguistics of British Sign language: An Introduction, by Rachel Sutton Spence.

ISBN-13: 978-0521637183 / ISBN-10: 052163718X

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!

BSL Level 4 Course – based at University of Surrey, Guildford 

Date: Tuesdays, 16th October 2024 – July 2025 plus 1-1 Feedback Online Sessions (Zoom)

Time:  6pm – 8.30pm

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

Teacher:  Kathleen Grehan