BSL Level 3
This is for you if you have completed and passed either the full Signature BSL Level 2 Award (Units 201, 202 and 203) or the full iBSL Level 2 Award (Units 2A1, 2A2, 2A3 and 2A4).
Courses started in October 2023
- Course: Wednesdays 6.00pm - 9.00pm (plus 5 Saturdays*)
Delivery: On-campus (face-to-face)
Timeline: Starts in October 2023 - Ends in July 2024. It is a complete course. It is not divided into different units like the Level 1 Award. The course will take place over 36 weeks (see schedule below).
- Term 1: 11 weeks: from 11 October until 20 December 2023 (+ 1 Saturday*)
- Term 2: 12 weeks: from 10 January until 27 March 2024 (+ 2 Saturdays*)
- Term 3: 13 weeks: from 10 April until 3 July 2024 (+ 2 Saturdays*)
Fees: Full course £930 (it includes all exams). This is payable in full or in three instalments of £310.00 as outlined below.
- Payment 1 on enrolment
- Payment 2 by 9 January 2024
- Payment 3 by 9 April 2024
Exam fees: All exam fees are included in the course's fee (Signature Level 3 Units 301 £44, Unit 302 £44 and Unit 303 £74).
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 and handouts and any tests/exams.
The course also includes two individual (one-to-one) tutorials of half an hour each per learner with your BSL tutor to evaluate and guide your progress and attainment.
The course runs from October 2023 to July 2024. The full course comprises 250 learning hours (128 guided learning hours plus 122 independent learning hours). Lesson take place over 36 weeks (on Wednesdays from 6.00pm to 9.00pm) and 5 Saturdays* (please see schedule below). When enrolling you are committing to the full 36-week course.
A pass in BSL Level 2 Award: the full BSL Level 2 (Units 201, 202 and 203) or the full iBSL Level 2 Award (Units 2A1, 2A2, 2A3 and 2A4). Registered students will be required to undertake an evaluation interview with the BSL coordinator.
The interview session is important as it helps students to learn what they can expect from the course and what would be expected from them. Upon registering the BSL coordinator will contact you to arrange a face-to-face (or online if required) interview session. The interviews will include 3 tasks to ensure applicants are of Level 2 standard:
1. Receptive - 30 secs (write notes or relay back to teacher)
2. Storytelling - personal story or activities done at the weekend - 2 minutes (filmed)
3. Q&A with the tutor - 3 questions
This Level 3 Certificate qualification in British Sign Language meets the learning needs of those who already have competence in BSL at Level 2 and are interested in developing their skills and knowledge. Successful learners must be able to demonstrate competence at Level 3 of the UK Occupational Language Standards. This means that the learner will be able to understand and use varied BSL in a range of work and social situations.
The learner will develop an advanced knowledge of the structure and function of British Sign Language and an understanding of the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture. The specification has been designed to be consistent with the National Language Standards at Level 3.
Signature Level 3 Qualification Specifications.
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 301 BSL Presentation Skills Formal presentation £ 44.00* BSL 302 BSL Productive Skills Informal conversation £ 44.00* BSL 303 BSL Receptive Skills Receptive skills £ 74.00*
*Fees are transferred in its totality to the awarding body (Signature's Fees-Booklet-23-24).
The schedule for academic year 2023/24 is displayed below. Please notice that some of these dates could be subject to change.
Timetable Wednesdays: 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).
Schedule (36 weeks)
- Wednesday 11 October 2023
- Wednesday 18 October 2023
- Wednesday 25 October 2023
- Wednesday 1 November 2023
- Wednesday 8 November 2023
- Wednesday 15 November 2023
Saturday 18 November 2023
- Wednesday 22 November 2023
- Wednesday 29 November 2023
- Wednesday 6 December 2023
- Wednesday 13 December 2023
- Wednesday 20 December 2023
- Wednesday 10 January 2024
- Wednesday 17 January 2024
Saturday 20 January 2024
- Wednesday 24 January 2024
- Wednesday 31 January 2024
- Wednesday 7 February 2024
- Wednesday 14 February 2024
- Wednesday 21 February 2024
- Wednesday 28 February 2024
- Wednesday 6 March 2024
Saturday 9 March 2024
- Wednesday 13 March 2024
- Wednesday 20 March 2024
- Wednesday 27 March 2024
- Wednesday 10 April 2024
- Wednesday 17 April 2024
- Wednesday 24 April 2024
- Wednesday 1 May 2024
- Wednesday 8 May 2024
Saturday 11 May 2024
- Wednesday 15 May 2024
- Wednesday 22 May 2024
- Wednesday 29 May 2024
- Wednesday 5 June 2024
- Wednesday 12 June 2024
- Wednesday 19 June 2024
Saturday 22 June 2024
- Wednesday 26 June 2024
- Wednesday 3 July 2024