This qualification is designed to build on the vocabulary and grammar features introduced during the Level 2 course.
Learners must have undertaken, and ideally passed, the Level 2 certificate before undertaking Level 3. You may be asked to provide evidence of your qualification, such as your Level 2 certificate. If you are awaiting Level 2 results or a resit date please contact us to discuss your situation with us as we are often able to accommodate learners on a Level 3 course in the meantime.
We provide excellent teaching and value for money, using a fully qualified and highly experienced tutors. As a charity we work on a not for profit basis and try to keep costs as low as possible whilst maintaining excellent standards. We strive to deliver high quality courses that meet the expectations of our students following the recommended guided hours of the examining body.
Units BSL 320 ‘Linguistic Knowledge’, BSL 321 ‘Receptive BSL skills’, and BSL 322 ‘Productive BSL skills’ are run consecutively. Each unit is assessed separately and candidates must complete all three units to achieve the full qualification.
This course is ideal for learners who wish to work with Deaf people. The course will incorporate six topic areas:
- Home life
- Social / recreational activities
- Education and training
- Consumer issues and daily living
- Deaf history and culture
In order to successfully demonstrate competence in the language, you will be required to undertake home study tasks. Your tutor will refer you to a range of resources to consolidate your learning.
In addition, it is recommended that students take every opportunity to practice signing outside of the classroom. The best way to develop BSL skills is to engage with deaf sign language users, however, there are many other ways to practice. Your tutor will guide you on further resources. Students that take time outside of class to build on what has been taught will, inevitably, get a lot more from the course and find that their language skills develop quicker than those that don’t.
The course is taught by two tutors to provide the best quality access to the curriculum for the students. Sessions take place one weekend per month for 12 months for a total of 144 hours. The full fee is £1,200 inclusive of the tuition, learning materials and assessment fees for the 3 units which make up this qualification. Payment by instalments is available. More information will be provided upon registration.
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For information on how to use your BSL skills download our factsheet ‘So you want to work with Deaf People’. You can find more information on the following websites: