British Sign Language (BSL) - Level 2





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About the course

This course is designed to enable you to develop the skills to communicate with deaf people using BSL in a range of familiar and work related situations, participating in longer and more open-ended exchanges than Level 1. It is essential that you commit to attending all classes and to practice in your own time to reinforce your learning.

Entry Requirements

  • To have completed and passed BSL Level 1 Units 101, 102 and 103 or have experience communicating in sign language
  • Commitment to attending all classes
  • Be prepared to undertake an additional 50 hours of study to include private study, homework and practice.
What will I do on this course?

This course focuses on developing your receptive and productive skills and understanding through topics such as everyday conversation, eating and drinking, spending and shopping, travel and holidays.You will learn through a variety of activities that include the group as a whole, smaller groups or working in pairs.

Who is it for?

Level 2 certificate in BSL is suitable for those who:

  • Wish to acquire language skills at an intermediate level to enhance communication with deaf people
  • Are deaf and wish to gain a qualification in their native language
  • Are family, friends and colleagues of deaf people
  • Wish to progress from Level 1 study in BSL and who may wish to progress to more advanced levels of study
How to apply

Call us on 01173125000 or call into one of our centres to enrol.

How Is this course assessed?

You will be assessed on their understanding of routine language in everyday situations.For receptive skills, you will be tested by watching a narrative presented in BSL on a DVD and answering 12 multiple choice questions For productive skills, you will 'sign' a presentation on video based on a selected topic. For conversational skills, the teacher will conduct a conversation with you which will be recorded.All will be marked by an external examiner

What could I do next?

Successful candidates can progress to the Signature Level 3 Certificate in BSL (not currently offered by the College).



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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