Level 4, Part Time

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.

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.

Where can I progress to?

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

IBSL Level 6 Certificate in British Sign Language Studies

When does this course run?

  • Starts 06th Sep 2017 - Ends 13th Jun 2018 Ref Z058J001

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    Fee : £795.00

    Depending on your personal circumstances, this course could be FREE for you if you are aged 19-23 and you do not already have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

    If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

    Please note, there are no discounts for this course. If you are aged 19+, you may be able to apply for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan (which is available for this course).

    Planned Timetable
    Day Times Campus
    Wednesday 18:00 — 21:00 Conway Park
  • Starts 05th Sep 2018 - Ends 12th Jun 2019 Ref Z058K001

    If you are aged 19 or over:

    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 into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).