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All of our BSL courses are accredited by Signature, the leading awarding body for qualifications in British Sign Language (BSL).

Candidates on any of our courses will leave having achieved a Level 1 Award in BSL or Level 2, Level 3, or Level 4 Certificate in BSL, or an NVQ Level 6 in BSL!

BSL Level 4 Bridge the Gap Course Timetable and Cost

Signature Level 4 Certificate in British Sign Language

To include three Mandatory units.

Qualification Aim

Successful completion of this qualification can be used as evidence of the language skills needed in order to be able to operate independently and at an advanced level in the target language. It is useful for those who work on a regular basis with Deaf people (e.g. social workers, teachers of the Deaf, communicators, voluntary workers, workers within Deaf organisations, schools, etc.), those who aspire to work in these contexts, and those who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in British Sign Language.

Essential Requirements

Candidates must be able to demonstrate competence in BSL at level 3.

It is the responsibility of the center to ensure that this requirement has been met before accepting a candidate for this qualification. 

Unit Structure

This qualification is divided into three units, all of which can be achieved separately.

To achieve the full Level 4 Certificate in British Sign Language, candidates are required to achieve all units.

BSL420 H/506/3790 Extended sign language linguistics – Portfolio

BSL421 M/506/3808 Understand extended British Sign Language in a range of work and social situations – Portfolio

BSL422 L/506/3833 Use extended British Sign Language in a range of work and social situations – Portfolio

Signature Level 4 Certificate in British Sign Language and Introduction to Interpreting

This is an optional unit that the candidate can decide to sit if they want to at the end of the course.

Qualification Aim

Successful completion of this qualification can be used as evidence of the language skills needed, in order to be able to operate independently and at an advanced level in the target language. It is useful for those who work on a regular basis with Deaf people (e.g. social workers, teachers of the Deaf, communicators, voluntary workers, workers within Deaf organisations, schools, etc.), those who aspire to work in these contexts, and those who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in British Sign Language.

Essential requirements

Candidates must be able to demonstrate competence in BSL at level 3.

It is the responsibility of the center to ensure that this requirement has been met before accepting a candidate for this qualification.

Unit structure

BSL420 H/506/3790 Extended sign language linguistics

BSL421 M/506/3808 Understand extended British Sign Language in a range of work and social situations

BSL422 L/506/3833 Use extended British Sign Language in a range of work and social situations
BSL423 Introduction to Interpreting T/506/3924

The completion of unit BSL423 can be used as evidence of the interpreting skills needed in order to apply for registration as a trainee interpreter. It is important to note however that this alone does not allow a successful candidate to achieve Trainee Interpreter status. There are a number of other criteria that must also be achieved before applying for registration as a Trainee Interpreter, please refer to the NRCPD website for information.

Level 4 is not Mandatory, but the jump straight from Level 3 to Level 6 is HUGE, so the content of the Level 4 course is invaluable when it comes to building upon your skills and knowledge and raising your confidence before embarking on an NVQ Level 6 course.
 
For those of you that do not wish to progress as far as Level 6, the 'BSL Level 4 Bridge the Gap Course' is the perfect way to enhance your communication skills and CAN be accredited should you so wish.

However, for those of you looking to improve your skills and ‘bridge the gap’ between Level 3 and NVQ Level 6, but do not want the pressure of sitting Level 4 exams, then the ‘BSL Level 4 Bridge the Gap’ course is also perfect for you.

On this course we cover ALL of the content of the Signature Qualification Specification and then give candidates the option to ‘opt-in’ for exams should they so wish at the end of the course.  For those candidates that do not want the pressure of sitting exams, you will not have to do them.  You will complete the course once all criteria has been covered.
 
Part of the criteria of this course is Linguistic Analysis and the filming of clips along with Analysis of your Productive and Receptive Skills.  We will still be covering this element of the criteria as this helps you to practice the building of a Portfolio in readiness for NVQ Level 6.  It is also a vital part of the course that helps you to consolidate your learning throughout each unit.

Cost

Cost ‘without’ exams

£1,200.00 course fee

Cost ‘with’ exams

£1,200.00 course fee

£ 250.00 additional tutorial time, examination/admin fees

£1,450.00 Total Cost

Payment Methods

An initial deposit of £100.00 will be required to secure your place on the course with the balance paid in full one week before the course begins.  This will also secure you the offer price for making payment upfront.  Should you choose to pay for your course by installment, then a suitable installment plan will be agreed with a small addition of £40.00 to the course fee to cover the additional administration required to administer a payment plan.

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