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British Sign Language Studies level 4 Certificate Z058


How do I apply?

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How long does the course last?

30 weeks, part-time


This is a level 4 course.

Course outline

This qualification aims to further learners' experiences and development in communication through British Sign Language (BSL) with Deaf people at an extended level. A level 4 course will enable development in functional BSL communication in more depth than at earlier levels, requiring the ability to exchange, present and understand information, ideas, advice and opinions at normal speed, and also develop an awareness of cultural interaction with Deaf people who use BSL.

Course details

This course will run over 30 weeks. Accredited by IBSL, the course is divided into 3 units as follows:

  • Understand Extended Signed Language in a range of work contexts
  • Sign using extended Signed Language in a range of work contexts
  • Exploring Linguistics in British Sign Language

All three units can be achieved separately, but the full Level 4 Certificate in BSL Studies can only be given if there is a PASS in each unit.

Entry guidelines

It is recommended that entrants should have the Level 3 Certificate in BSL Studies before embarking on the Level 4 Certificate programme.

The qualification is also suitable for Deaf people wishing to acquire a qualification in their own language, as part of a progression route towards Deaf Interpreter status.

Additional Information

Where can I progress to?

Upon completion of this qualification, learners may progress as follows:

IBSL Level 6 Certificate in British Sign Language Studies

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Assessment Method

The unit will be assessed by four instruments of assessment, each of which will focus on separate areas requiring the learner to demonstrate competence in comprehension skills in the use of BSL.

Equipment Required

When does this course run?

Starting 6th Sep 17

Ends 13th Jun 18

Ref: Z058J001


Fee : £795.00

Please note, there are no discounts for this course.

Planned Timetable
Day Times Campus
Wednesday 18:00 — 21:00 Conway Park

Starting 5th Sep 18

Ends 12th Jun 19

Ref: Z058K001


Fee : £795.00

Please note, there are no discounts for this course.

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call in to our Conway Park Campus from 10am to 4pm, with late opening on Tuesdays to 7pm during term-time.

This information was current on 20th October, 2017 and may be subject to change.

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