Languages at Leicester

BSL Level 2

This is for you if you have completed and passed either the full iBSL Level 1 Award (Units 1A1, 1A2 and 1A3) or the full Signature BSL Level 1 Award (Units 101, 102 and 103). 

Key information

Courses starting October 2022

  • Course: Wednesdays 6.00pm - 9.00pm*
    Delivery
    : On-campus (face-to-face)
    Timeline: Starts 12 October 2022 - Ends 7 June 2023 (25 weeks). It is a complete course. It is not divided into different units like the Level One Award. The course will take place one evening a week and on six Saturdays (see timetable below).
    • Term 1: 10 weeks starting October until December 2022
    • Term 2: 10 weeks starting January until March 2023
    • Term 3: 5 weeks starting May until June 2023
    Lengths: 25 weeks (150 learning hours: 91 guided hours and 59 independent learning hours)
    Fees: Full course £705 (fee included all exams). This is payable in full or in three instalments of £235.00 as outlined below.
    • Payment 1 on enrolment
    • Payment 2 by 19 December 2022
    • Payment 3 by 20 March 2023
    Exam fees: Signature's Level 2 Exams fees are included in the course fee (Unit 201: £46; Unit 202: £57; and Unit 203: £57).

This course will be taught in a small group. The on-campus course requires a minimum of 7 and it can have up to a maximum of 12 students. Course fee includes all tuition, access to Blackboard, handouts and any tests/exams, but not a textbook.

Please note that courses taught on-campus could be moved online if the Covid-19 situation prevents face-to-face teaching, and for as long as it is required. This decision will be made by the Government and/or the University of Leicester to guarantee the safety of students and staff.

Terms run from October to December, from January to March and from May to June. The full course comprises 150 learning hours (91 guided learning hours plus 59 independent learning hours. Evening lessons are 3 hours long and take place once a week. Saturdays comprise 4 hours of lessons). When enrolling you are committing to the full 25 weeks. There is the option to pay for the full course in one payment or three instalments.

When enrolling you are committing to the full 25-week course.

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Entry level

A pass in BSL Level 1 Award:

  • Part 1, Unit 101
  • Part 2, Unit 102
  • Part 3, Unit 103

Or the full iBSL Level 1 Award (Units 1A1, 1A2 and 1A3).

Qualification aim

This Level 2 Certificate qualification in British Sign Language is designed to enable learners to develop their skills to communicate with Deaf people using British Sign Language (BSL) in a range of everyday situations. The qualification will allow learners to participate in longer and more varied conversations than at Level 1. The course will develop communication in BSL about real life, routine, and daily experiences. The learner will be able to deal with most routine communication and have enough understanding of grammar to cope with some non-routine communication. Learners should be taught a number of regional variations in sign language.

The specification has been designed to be consistent with the National Language Standards at Level 2.

Course content

This British Sign Language qualification is divided into three units, each of which can be achieved separately. 

To achieve the full Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language, candidates are required to achieve all three units.

 Unit  Unit title Assessment  Exam fee
 BSL 201  BSL Receptive Skills  Practical assessment of skills  £ 46.00*
 BSL 202  BSL Productive Skills  Presentation in BSL  £ 57.00*
 BSL 203  BSL Conversational Skills  Conversation in BSL  £ 57.00*

Signature Level 2 Qualification Specifications.

*Fees are transferred in its totality to the awarding body (Signature's Fees-Booklet-22-23).

Course schedule

*Please notice that some of these dates could be subject to change:

Saturday's lessons: 9 - 11am and 12 - 2pm

S1 - Saturday 19 November 2022
S2 - Saturday 4 February 2023
S3 - Saturday 18 March 2023
S4 - Saturday 3 June 2023

Evening's lessons: Thursdays 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm

1. Wednesday 12 October 2022
2. Wednesday 19 October 2022
3. Wednesday 26 October 2022
4. Wednesday 2 November 2022
5. Wednesday 9 November 2022
6. Wednesday 16 November 2022
7. Wednesday  23 November 2022
8. Wednesday 30 November 2022
9. Wednesday  7 December 2022
10. Wednesday 14 December 2022
 - Christmas break -
11. Wednesday 25 January 2023
12. Wednesday 1 February 2023
13. Wednesday 8 February 2023
14. Wednesday 15 February 2023
15. Wednesday 22 February 2023
16. Wednesday  1 March 2023
17. Wednesday  8 March 2023
18. Wednesday 15 March 2023
19. Wednesday 22 March 2023
20. Wednesday 29 March 2023
 - Easter Break -
21. Wednesday 3 May 2023
22. Wednesday 10 May 2023
23. Wednesday 24 May 2023
24. Wednesday 31 May 2023
25. Wednesday 7 June 2023

Progression route

Upon completion of of the Level 2, you can progress to the BSL Award Level 3.

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