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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 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 informatiQualification aim

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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