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British Sign Language Level 2 (UCAS: 127495)

The Course will focus on the linguistics and enhancing the vocabulary from Level 1 by use of continual assessment, video work (conversation, presentation and receptive). It will further enhance the structure of the language and also include the following 3 units that need to be passed to be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language.


1. BSL 201 - Receptive BSL - Skills for understanding routine language in everyday situations expressed through simple sentence structures and set phrases in the form of a narrative. 2. BSL 202 - Productive BSL - Skills for demonstrating use of routine language in everyday situations expressed through simple sentence structures and set phrases in the form of a presentation. 3. BSL 203 - Conversational Skills - Skills for demonstrating ability to hold a routine conversation by suing and understanding language expressed through simple sentences structures and set phrases, expressing views and/or clarifying understanding.

On completion of this course, you can progress onto the Level 3 British Sign Language course.

Course Leader profile

Darryl Gee

I have been profoundly deaf since the age of 5, but was born to deaf parents, so BSL is my first language. My career path has been highly varied, from retail to leisure and many in between! In 2011 I started work at Calderdale College as a CSW, supporting deaf learners in class, from this I supported the BSL tutor at the time, and ended up taking a teaching qualification. I have now been teaching level 1 BSL for four and a half years, and level 2 for 4 years. I thoroughly enjoy spreading my knowledge of BSL, a language I believe everyone should have a basic knowledge in.

Entry Requirements

You need to have a recent qualification in BSL at level 1 and/or relevant work/life experience to demonstrate aptitude for the course.

Interview Process

Recruitment is by interview which will include an assessment of current skills/ability with BSL.

Questions & Answers

Who is the course for?

Those who • wish to acquire language skills at a level above Level 1 • are Deaf and who wish to gain a qualification in their native language • wish to progress to more advanced study and/or employment in the future • wish to study for personal development • are parents, family, friends or colleagues of Deaf People.

How is the course assessed?

The course is assessed continually with the three units which are taken throughout the second year.

Are there any opportunities for progression?

Progression to BSL Level 3, BSL NVQ3 and BSL NVQ4 is possible depending upon the requirements of the student.


Before Enrolment

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During Your Study

To help you to succeed in your course of study we offer a range of services. For instance, you may have a learning difficulty and/or disability or other condition which significantly affects your daily life. If you would like to discuss your support needs, or for further information about the support available, please contact the study support team on 01422 357357 Ext 9347.

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Course details

  • UCAS Code: 127495
  • Institution Code: C01
  • Attendance: Part-time (evening)
  • Start Date: September 2018
  • Hours per week: 3 hours per week
  • Days: Thursday
  • Start Time: 6.00 pm
  • End Time: 9.00 pm
  • Duration: 33 weeks
  • Course Fees: £500 The fee quoted is for guidance only and will be confirmed at enrolment. In most cases students aged 18 and under who wish to enrol on a full time further education course will have their fees waived. Students who are aged 19 and over and who wish to enrol on a full time course should contact our Student Services Team on 01422-399367 for more information.
  • Venue: Calderdale College
  • Faculty: English and Maths, Skills for Life
  • Department Manager: Hayley Phare


  • Level: Level 2
  • Qualification Name: British Sign Language Level 2
  • Awarding Body: Signature

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