February 4, 2011

Signature Level 2 Certificate

Course info

Start date:

Tuesday 8th October 2024


Approximately 40 weeks.

Class time:

Part time – 6:30pm-8:30pm

Class location:

Online Classroom learning via Zoom 


You will develop an ability to communicate with Deaf people using British Sign Language in a range of familiar contexts, participating in longer and more open-ended exchanges than at Level 1. The course will develop functional communication in BSL about a range of real life, routine and daily experiences. You will be able to deal with most routine language tasks and have sufficient grasp of grammar to cope with some non-routine tasks. There are 4 themes that will be taught:

  • Everyday Conversation (Mandatory)
  • Eating and Drinking (Optional)
  • Travel and Holidays (Optional)
  • Shopping and Spending (Optional)


The Level 2 Certificate in BSL from the Signature awarding body. The certificate is split into 3 units – BSL 201, BSL 202 And BSL 203. Each unit must be achieved to be awarded the full certificate.


You will undergo an assessment for each of the 3 units. All the Units will be externally assessed.

Unit BSL 201 – Receptive Skills

You will watch a BSL narrative and answer multiple choice questions.

Unit BSL 202 – Productive Skills

You will sign a 3-4 minute presentation, based on one of the themes listed above.

Unit BSL 203 – Conversational Skills

You will have a 6-7 minute conversation with your tutor based on one of the themes listed above.

The full Qualification Specification set out by Signature can be seen here.


You must be familiar with the Signature Level 1 BSL curriculum and you should hold a Signature Level 1 BSL Certificate.


You may progress onto a Pre level 3 course or Signature Level 3 Certificate in BSL (subject to an informal interview and a short assessment).


The cost of the signature awarded course is £720 when paid in full. Payment plans are available on request. This cost covers all your lessons, handouts, feedback paper, tutor support, 3 exams and certificate. A deposit will secure you place.

Costs for organisations may vary, please enquire for more details.

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