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Skills for Life & Work

British Sign Language Certificate - Z008

Conway Park Part Time Level 2

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This course aims to teach functional communication in British Sign Language through tasks which resemble some of the real life experiences of people who meet and mix with Deaf people in their family, social or working lives.

Course Details

This course enables you to acquire a basic ability to communicate with deaf people using sign language. It also provides information about deaf people, the community and culture.

On this course you will be able to learn a much wider vocabulary and range of grammatical principles to improve receptive skills and fluency sign.

Entry Guidelines

Students would normally hold one of the following: Level 1 Certificate in BSL, Level 1 Certificate in Deaf Community & Culture or Level 1 Certificate in Communication Tactics.

You will need to be able to follow instructions and work as part of a group.

English at Grade 3/D standard or above or equivalent

Maths at Grade 3/D standard or above or equivalent

Satisfactory interview and signed assessment.

If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.

Office Use Only. Non Standard 52b.

Assessment Method

There will be a variety of assessment methods including:

    e-assessment (or substituted DVD) which will be externally assessed recorded assessment on film through DVD or USB or similar means and included in a coursework file, which will be internally assessed by the teacher-assessor, and externally moderated by IBSL. 'live' assessment by an External Examiner.
Additional Information

Cost: Examination fee payable at enrolment.

Three Assessments during the one year period.

Recommended length of course 120 hours (60 hours in classroom, 30 hours video receptive and contact with deaf people at the Deaf Club.)

Where can I progress to?

Introduction to Level 3 and iBSL Level 3 certificate.

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Starting 2nd September 2020 - Ending - 23rd June 2021REF Z008M002

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £450.00

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are aged 19+, unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits or in work earning less than £17,550 annual gross salary (or £9/hour), and you do not have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.

Starting 3rd September 2020 - Ending - 24th June 2021REF Z008M001

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £450.00

Please see our fees & discounts leaflet.

This course is FREE if you are aged 19+, unemployed/in receipt of eligible benefits or in work earning less than £17,550 annual gross salary (or £9/hour), and you do not have a level 3 qualification. Please see our Fees and Discounts leaflet for details, or call 0151 551 7777.

The fee quoted is for the academic year 2020-21.


For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 to 4pm and Wednesdays 4 to 6.30pm (term time only).

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