Level 4 Award in British Sign Language

Continue your Progression in BSL

Level 4

This course will be covered through three separate Learning Outcomes covering a range of assessment criteria and topic-related vocabulary.

We will focus on ‘Language Development’ whilst covering the six topics listed. You will also cover Linguistics and how to prepare for your exams.

Before being accepted into this course, you will need to take part in an online or face-to-face interview to ensure that your current BSL skills are at the required level.


Assessments for Level 4 will be in the following format:

Assessment Method Duration
Formal Presentation
Informal Conversation
Receptive Skills

What you will learn:

  • Learning Outcome 1 – Use receptive and productive skills to engage in extended social interaction.

  • Learning Outcome 2 – Maintain fluency, grammatical accuracy, and coherence in sustained contributions containing extended language.

  • Learning Outcome 3 – Understand sustained signed communication containing extended language.


  • Employment and Business
  • Education
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Society and Politics
  • Science and Technology
  • Media and Culture 

Fast Tracking

The most popular way of completing a Level 4 course is through the delivery of a ‘Fast Track’ course with a duration of 3 hours per class to give candidates the opportunity to complete their training as quickly as possible.


Course Period: 37 weeks

Tuesday Evening Course: 5:00pm – 8:00pm


Level 4 Award in BSL

Instalment cost

£140/mo (£1,365)

Upfront cost

£1,325 (total fee)

This cost covers all Examination/Assessment fees during your time on the course.

an initial deposit of £150.00 for Levels 2 and 3 will be required. 

Should you choose to pay for your course by instalments, then a suitable instalment 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.