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Level 3 Award in British Sign Language

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“Signature are passionate about increasing the number of BSL users across the UK. Appa me are one of our fantastic centres who contributes towards us doing this, delivering a range of BSL courses with great dedication and commitment”
– Lindsay Foster Executive Director

Welcome to the information page for Level 3 Certificate in BSL.

By studying Level 3 in British Sign Language with Signature, you will2 people studying at a desk, a remote meeting is on screen further develop your skills in BSL and become a competent communicator. Building upon the vocabulary and grammar learnt within level 1 and level 2, learners will be able to understand and use varied BSL in a range of work and social situations.

BSL Linguistics and Grammar are key components of this qualification.

Currently, you have the option to study face to face or remotely via Zoom.


NUS Membership

Anyone attending will be able to apply for NUS membership and receive the Totum NUS Student card. A tremendous bonus, the Totum card gives students discounts on a large selection of goods and services. For more information check out the NUS website.

Suitable for ages 16+.

What will you learn?

The Qualification is split into three Learning Outcomes (LO), all of which are assessed separately. To achieve the full Level 3 Award in British Sign Language, candidates must pass all Learning Outcomes;

  • LO1 – Use receptive and productive skills to engage in varied social interaction
  • LO2 – Maintain fluency, grammatical accuracy and coherence in sustained contributions
    containing varied language.
  • LO3 – Understand sustained signed communication containing varied language

Study Tips

This course delves deep into the Linguistics and Grammar of BSL. All students will be given a copy of “The Linguistics of British Sign Language” by Rachel Sutton-Spence and Bencie Woll.

This is a 300 page text book, if you can borrow a copy before the class then go for it!

Qualification objectives

At the end of the qualification, learners will be able to:

  • Communicate competently with deaf people
  • Take part in and lead complex conversations in BSL
  • Use level 3 as a gateway to career development. E.g interpreter, teacher

This course will put you on the path to fluency. You will be able to have complex conversations in BSL, and you will be able to work in the field as a Communication Support Worker.


A British Sign Language qualification opens the door to
many exciting opportunities…

  • A teacher?
  • A communication support
  • A professional  interpreter
  • A BSL consultant…


Course Details

Classes will be held weekly from 18:00 to 20:30.
Currently, classes will be held face to face and remotely via Zoom.
In addition, grass-root BSL users will take part in your teaching to act as native mentors.


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