Skills for Life & Work

British Sign Language Studies level 4 Certificate - Z058

Conway Park Part Time Level 4

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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

GCSE English Language grade 4/C or above or equivalent.

It is essential that entrants should have the Level 3 Certificate in BSL Studies with a pass mark of 75% 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.

Satisfactory interview and assessment.

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

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Starting 2nd September 2020 - Ending - 16th June 2021REF Z058M001

If you are aged 19 or over:

Fee : £995.00

Please note, there are no discounts for this course.

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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