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iBSL Training Courses

If you are applying for a Level 3, 4 or 6 course including the Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting Studies and are aged 19 or over on the first day of the course, you may be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help towards payment of your course fees. The following links give more information: http://ibsl.org.uk/student-funding/ and  https://www.gov.uk/advanced-learner-loan/overview.

In addition to classroom learning for our Level 1, 2, 3 and 4 courses we are including a 12-month subscription to the relevant Signworld BSL package (www.signworldlearn.com). So alongside your classroom sessions, there is the opportunity to access an excellent, interactive, fun resource to use for additional practice as well as for homework tasks.

Having an online resource gives you the following benefits:

  • Complete, unlimited access 24/7 as long as you have an internet connection and a compatible device (computer/laptop/tablet/smartphone)
  • The ability to use it wherever you are - at home, in work, on the bus/train
  • Interactive tests can help you determine your progress, giving you instant feedback on your skills
  • Being able to learn at your own pace - as slow, or as quickly as you like
  • Having access to packages right until the moment before an examination, and useful as a revision tool
  • We know that learning doesn’t stop when you pass an exam, but the Signworld online learning tools will keep you motivated and help you make the step towards that next qualification

iBSL Level 1 Award in BSL Studies

Commencing - date to be confirmed. 25 sessions on Tuesdays, 6.30pm – 9.00pm

Fee - £365 plus £96 for assessment

Venue: 22 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA

When completed, this qualification, accredited by iBSL, will enable learners to understand simple information in BSL and to describe and discuss basic events in social and work situations. Suitable for those wishing to acquire basic BSL for personal and professional development and to communicate with Deaf family, friends and colleagues.


iBSL Level 2 Certificate in BSL Studies

Commencing - date to be confirmed. 23 sessions on Thursdays, 6.30pm - 9.00pm

Fee - £520 plus £128 for assessments

Venue: 22 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA

This iBSL qualification will build on skills learnt at Level 1 and is divided into four units to cover receptive and productive skills. Learners will develop sufficient language to present personal, social and work related information in BSL, to exchange advice and give and receive instructions in educational, work and social environments. 

Suitable for those wishing to acquire extended BSL skills for personal and professional development.


iBSL Level 3 Certificate in BSL Studies

Commencing - date to be confirmed. 20 sessions on a Saturday, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Fee - £960.00 plus £123 for assessments

Venue: 22 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA

This qualification will build on skills learnt at Level 2 to develop more in depth, functional communication in BSL using social and work registers. The course will enhance the ability to exchange, present and understand information, ideas, advice and opinions at normal speed in work, educational and social settings, to use and understand varied language and to develop cultural awareness through interactive communication with Deaf people with potentially differing cultural experiences and perspectives. Suitable for those who wish to acquire BSL skills to communicate at normal speed in varying registers in a variety of settings.


iBSL Level 4 Certificate in BSL Studies

Commencing - date to be confirmed. 20 sessions on a Saturday, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Fee - £1,295 plus £123 for assessments

Venue: 22 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA

This qualification will further develop BSL language skills to enable learners to communicate most aspects of their day to day work, understand and use relevant technical vocabulary, distinguish and understand regional differences and manage in depth discussion, opinions, instructions and advice in a variety of settings, including non-routine phone and video calls. Suitable for those who wish to work towards a Communication Support Worker role and those who wish to communicate in BSL at normal speed in a variety of settings on a daily basis.


iBSL Level 6 Certificate in British Sign Language Studies

Commencing - date to be confirmed. 20 sessions including assessments. These sessions will run on a Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm

Fee: £1,560.00 plus £213 for assessments.  An instalment plan can be offered, if required.

Venue: 22 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA. 

This qualification is aimed at those who have already acquired competence at Level 4 in British Sign Language.  Upon completion, learners will be able to follow and formulate presentations, debate, understand and use colloquialisms, maintain fluent and accurate BSL in their area of interest or expertise and understand a range of BSL vocabulary and technical language in a wide variety of work and social situations. Learners will evidence both their understanding and use of complex BSL and will develop knowledge of BSL linguistic theory. 

In addition to the workshops, learners will be required to commit to 20 hrs of independent study, including research and project work. 

Interviews offered to students with a Level 3 qualification and above.

For further details and a registration form, please email: training@bsl-link4comm.co.uk 


If you are interested in Deaf Awareness or Deaf blind Level 1 and Level 2 courses, please contact us.


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