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BSL competence standards include requirements for candidates to have sufficient sight, manual dexterity, facial and body movement to produce and receive BSL. It is the responsibility of the centre to explain these requirements before accepting a candidate for this qualification.
The qualification has four themes
Theme 1 Everyday Conversation - 30 hours - Mandatory (this theme must be done)
Theme 2 Eating and Drinking - 35 hours
Theme 3 Spending and Shopping - 35 hours
Theme 4 Travel and Holidays - 35 hours
Optional themes: Pick two of these themes. The themes chosen for unit BSL202 and BSL203 must be different.
Theme 1 is mandatory so all learners must do this. Learners will also study two other themes out of the three optional themes above. The two optional themes will be chosen by the teacher in consultation with the learner.
In Unit BSL201 learners will be assessed on the content of Theme 1 only. The hours within the unit include time for practice and assessment.
In Units BSL202 and BSL203 learners will use and build upon the vocabulary and grammatical features of Theme 1.
Themes 2, 3 and 4 include the vocabulary from Theme 1. Learners are expected to increase their understanding and use of BSL grammar and vocabulary in these units. Some of the learning hours will be used to practice their skills and carry out the assessment for Units BSL202 and BSL203.
For Unit BSL202 learners will be assessed on the content of Theme 1 and the first choice of the optional themes.
For Unit BSL203 learners will be assessed on the content of Theme 1 and the second choice of the optional themes.
Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language:
Is suitable for those who wish to achieve language skills at an intermediate level to improve communication with Deaf people are Deaf and wish to gain a qualification in their native language are family, friends and colleagues of Deaf people want to progress from Level 1 study in BSL and who may want to progress to more advanced levels of study in BSL at a later date are studying for personal development.
On completion of Signature Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language, a wide range of further qualifications is available, including:
- Signature Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language
- Signature Level 4 Certificate in British Sign Language
- Signature Level 4 Certificate in British Sign Language and Introduction to Interpreting
- Signature Level 6 NVQ Certificate in British Sign Language.
These qualifications would potentially lead an individual to various employment opportunities.
Tuesdays 7pm – 9pm
7th September 2017 - 28th June 2018
£350.00 per person (includes registration and exam fees)