Qualification Aim:


Course Duration:

2 days a month for 12 months

BSL Level 6 is open to Learners age 19 years and up.

Level 6 Certificate in BSL.

ISLD is delighted to be offering the all-new Signature Level 6 Certificate in BSL, starting in September 2019. Our qualified Teacher/Qualified Assessor are native BSL users with a combined experience of 15 years in teaching BSL. This means our students benefit from real, native insight into the Deaf Community and its language.

Sebastian Smith has developed a fantastic training program to take you on your BSL Level 6 learning journey, enabling you to have culturally real and meaningful engagement with the Deaf Community in both work and social settings.

The Level 6 Certificate course has been redesigned to enable you to use and understand complex BSL in all types of social and professional interactions. Both the teaching and assessment are focused around 8 topics:

  • Medicine
  • Education
  • Employment and Business
  • Finance
  • Politics and Law
  • Society
  • Media
  • Science and Technology

You will be expected to demonstrate receptive and productive skills on these topics in a variety of two way and one-way interactions, including informal 1-1 discussions and group debates; formal group meetings, discussions and presentations; as well as a receptive skills exam.

Your performance will be measured through six assessments. Half of these will be assessed internally by our team of assessors and the other half will be filmed and externally marked by Signature assessors.

We are really looking forward to working with you and watching you develop over the full duration of the programme. It will be running on Friday, twice a month for a year. Full attendance is mandatory in order to develop your skills and complete assessments as you go along.

The full details of the Signature Qualification Specifications including, all the learning objectives, knowledge and details, plus more detail about the assessments can be found at www.signature.org.uk/qualification-specfications.


Interview Fee: £35 Qualification Objectives:  

For more information on one to one tuition please email: info@isld.org.uk

Successful completion of this qualification can be used as evidence of the language skills needed in order to be able to operate at professionally proficient level in the target language.

It is useful for those who work professionally with Deaf people (for example: teachers and lecturers in BSL, social workers, teachers of the Deaf, trainee interpreters, voluntary workers, workers within Deaf organisations, schools, etc.) or those who aspire to work in these contexts.

The unit titles refer to 'work situations' but the content and assessment criteria allow for evidence from a wide range of contexts.

On completion of this qualification, the candidate may wish to progress to the following qualifications:

  • Signature Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting.
  • Signature Level 6 Diploma in Sign Language Translation.
  • 601 Understanding complex British Sign language in a wide range of work situations.
  • 602 Use complex British Sign Language in a wide range of work situations.