Languages at Leicester

BSL Level 2

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

Key information

Courses started in October 2023

  • Course: Tuesdays 6.00pm - 9.00pm*
    Delivery
    : On-campus (face-to-face)
    Timeline: Starts 10 October 2023 - Ends 28 May 2024 (28 weeks, plus 4 Saturdays). 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 4 Saturdays (see timetable below).
    • Term 1: 10 weeks starting October until December 2023
    • Term 2: 11 weeks starting January until March 2024
    • Term 3: 7 weeks starting April until May 2024
    Lengths: 28 weeks (150 learning hours: 100 guided hours and 50 independent learning hours)
    Fees: Full course £780 (fee includes all exams). This is payable in full or in three instalments of £260.00 as outlined below.
    • Payment 1 on enrolment
    • Payment 2 by 17 January 2024
    • Payment 3 by 17 April 2024
    Exam fees: Signature's Level 2 Exams fees are included in the course fee (Unit 201: £47; Unit 202: £58; and Unit 203: £58).

This course will be taught in a small group. The on-campus course requires a minimum of 8 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. 

Terms run from October to December, from January to March and from April to May. The full course comprises 150 learning hours (100 guided learning hours plus 50 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 28 weeks.

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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  £ 47.00*
 BSL 202  BSL Productive Skills  Presentation in BSL  £ 58.00*
 BSL 203  BSL Conversational Skills  Conversation in BSL  £ 58.00*

Signature Level 2 Qualification Specifications.

*Fees are transferred in its totality to the awarding body (Signature's Fees-Booklet-23-24).

Course schedule

The schedule for academic year 2023/24 is displayed below. Please notice that some of these dates could be subject to change.

Timetable Tuesdays: Lessons take place from 6.00pm to 9.00pm (there will be a 15 minutes break half-way through the lesson).

Timetable Saturdays: Lessons take place from 10.00am to 2.30pm (there will be a 30 minutes break at 12.00pm). 

  1. Tuesday 10 October 2023
  2. Tuesday 17 October 2023
  3. Tuesday 24 October 2023
  4. Tuesday 31 October 2023
  5. Tuesday 7 November 2023
    Saturday 11 November 2023
  6. Tuesday 14 November 2023
  7. Tuesday 21 November 2023
  8. Tuesday 28 November 2023
  9. Tuesday 5 December 2023
  10. Tuesday 12 December 2023
    **Christmas break**
  11. Tuesday 16 January 2024
  12. Tuesday 23 January 2024
  13. Tuesday 30 January 2024
    Saturday 3 February 2024
  14. Tuesday 6 February 2024
  15. Tuesday 13 February 2024
  16. Tuesday 20 February 2024
  17. Tuesday 27 February 2024
  18. Tuesday 5 March 2024
  19. Tuesday 12 March 2024
    Saturday 16 March 2024
  20. Tuesday 19 March 2024
  21. Tuesday 26 March 2024
    **Easter break**
  22. Tuesday 16 April 2024
  23. Tuesday 23 April 2024
  24. Tuesday 30 April 2024
  25. Tuesday 7 May 2024
  26. Tuesday 14 May 2024
    Saturday 18 May 2024
  27. Tuesday 21 May 2024
  28. Tuesday 28 May 2024

Progression route

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

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