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Signature BSL Levels 1-6

Due to COVID-19, we have postponed our scheduled training dates as we are not able to offer face to face training sessions at present. We are currently working on offering online training sessions and will post further details in due course.

Level 6 Certificate in British Sign Language 

Dates: TBC - depending on the COVID-19 situation, this course may run face to face or online. We aim to offer it towards the end of 2020

Time: 10.00am – 4.00pm 

Fee : £1,850.00 including assessments 

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

Instalments: Fees can be paid in instalments, by arrangement 

BSL Link for Communication are delighted to offer this new course accredited by Signature, open to both Deaf and hearing candidates. 

A team of native and highly qualified BSL teachers and teacher trainers have collaborated to create this new Level 6 Language course. With a combined total of over 70 years of experience teaching advanced BSL, the core teaching team all have BSL teaching qualifications. The team includes a Deaf Interpreter and Translator and an A1 and EQA Assessor. Throughout their teaching careers, the team have achieved high pass rates with candidates of all levels and are excited to work together on this new course. 

Led by Alan Murray, our diverse, core teaching team consists of Stewart Bailey, Sarah Lawrence and Tessa Padden. All are Deaf, BSL users, who live across the UK so have knowledge and experience of the regional variations in BSL. This will ensure candidates have a varied Linguistic and Cultural learning experience throughout the course. The qualification comprises of 180 classroom-based learning hours taught over 15 weekends. The candidate is also required to undertake 180 independent study hours.  

The Learning Outcomes of the course will focus on receptive and productive skills to enable the candidate to converse in a broad range of complex social situations.  Following successful completion of the course, candidates will be able to demonstrate their ability to maintain fluency, coherence and grammatical accuracy whilst using varied and complex vocabulary, including an understanding of regional variations.  

Assessments will be based on eight topics and these taught sessions will be led by visiting Deaf professionals with experience in the following fields: 

  • Medicine
  • Education
  • Employment and Business
  • Finance
  • Society
  • Politics and Law
  • Media
  • Science

Essential requirements: All candidates must have a minimum of Level 3 BSL and will be expected to complete a Skills Assessment before entry onto the course. Candidates must be available to attend all of the taught sessions and commit to independent study throughout the duration of the course. 

Career progression  

Following successful completion of the course assessments, candidates will be ready to progress onto Interpreter training. 

The training venue is well equipped and convenient with free onsite parking and close to the High Street.  Haywards Heath is on the main London to Brighton train line, the station is a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute taxi ride to the venue. 

If you are interested and would like more information or an application form, please email

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