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Certificate in British Sign Language – Level 2

***This course may be FREE if you earn less than £25,000p.a*** The BSL Level 2 Certificate – accredited by Signature, the UK's leading award body for Sign Language qualifications – is for learners with BSL Level 1 who wish to further their skills.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Adult Community Learning
Adult and Community
Location: Ilkeston
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 35
Hours: 2.50
Start: 09/09/2024
Tuition: £600
Days/Times: Tuesdays 18:00-20:30

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Course Information for Students

**This course may be FREE if you earn less than £25,000p.a. Other learners may receive a 50% fee reduction. Please contact us for more details.**

The Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language is suitable for those who:

  • Wish to achieve language skills at an intermediate level to improve communication with Deaf people
  • Are Deaf and wish to gain a qualification in their native language
  • Are colleagues of Deaf people

Candidates are required to have achieved BSL Level 1 (or have sufficient basic fluency).

You will complete an assessment at interview to ensure you meet the correct level.

The Level 2 Certificate follows Signature’s British Sign Language Level 2 syllabus which is split into three themes. This focuses on further development of skills acquired at Level 1. Themes include: food and drinks, holiday and travel, shopping and spending. 

This will allow you to achieve the following:

  • Understand routine conversations in BSL
  • Take part in routine conversations in BSL
  • Demonstrate basic BSL word order
  • Demonstrate and understand non-manual features
  • Use and understand fingerspelling

You will learn in a classroom setting by taking part in individual, pair and group work.

You need a folder, notebook, pen and glasses (if needed) to see PowerPoints or videos.

BSL will be assessed in three separate parts:

  • A multi-choice question after watching a story
  • Two video-recorded assessments to assess signing skills

Learners may wish to study a British Sign Language Level 3 qualification or use their skills at work or in everyday life.

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Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

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Special and Additional Needs Education Teaching Professionals

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Course Information Last Updated On: June 5, 2024 4:51 pm