BSL Level 3


Our next Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language will be starting this AUTUMN 2022 we are taking bookings now!

Classes run every week during term-time until Summer 2023

Sign for Thoughts is a local centre and our courses are competitively priced. We offer quality teaching, a friendly service, and our consistently high assessment results are testimony to our success. Many of previous Level 3 students have enjoyed BSL so much, that they have moved on to Level 4 and beyond!

We care about our students and we will support you every step of the way throughout your BSL journey. Our tutors and assessors are extremely talented in their field and have many years of experience behind them. Our 14 years delivering high quality teaching has given us a good reputation with students and the Deaf community alike.

Penny is available for a 1-1 FaceTime chat or drop in at the centre and would love to answer any questions you may have regarding the course. Please Contact Us to arrange this.

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We offer payment via instalments for all of our courses

Qualification Structure

Qualification Objectives

The qualification is divided into three units as follows:

  • Assessment 1: Formal presentation
  • Assessment 2: Informal conversation
  • Assessment 3: Receptive skills

This Signature course does not include portfolio building, freeing students up to sign more, grow their vocabulary and practical language skills. Our professional and experienced tutors, will guide you through your training, ensuring you are ready for your assessment and supported throughout.

Visit the Signature website for more information.

This course caters for those who show competence in BSL at Level 2, ready to further work on their skills. This means that the learner will be able to understand and use varied BSL in a range of work and social situations. This course can be beneficial for some jobs that entail BSL as they may ask for Level 3 as a minimum requirement. Learning is made fun and we will guide you to build upon your current BSL skills to enable you to communicate using BSL in a range of everyday situations.

The topics covered at this level are:

  • Home Life
  • Social/Recreational Activities
  • Education and Training
  • Employment
  • Consumer Issues and Daily Living
  • Deaf History and Culture

The units are covered in weekly sessions where you will learn from a fully qualified and experienced BSL teacher. You will also be expected to undertake additional hours of your own outside classroom practice. Many of our students meet up together to practice!

Costs and Dates

Why choose us?

Dates and Times
AUTUMN 2022 (start September 2022)

BSL Level 3 on Mondays on ZOOM (online) from 10am-12pm
BSL Level 3 on Wednesdays on ZOOM (online) from 7-9pm
BSL Level 3 on Tuesdays in Farnborough from 7-9pm
BSL Level 3 on Thursdays in Farnborough from 7-9pm

Classes run every week during term-time until Summer 2023.
Course fees are £954 (including VAT).
Plus assessment fee of £172
Total: £1126

Organisations please contact directly by email for course costs

Course fees, assessment fees and Signworld fees are all subject to change

Payment of fees by instalments maybe agreed upon arrangement . The instalment plan would consist of 4 instalments to cover the course cost plus a final instalment for the assessment fee. The first 2 instalments or 50 % of the the course fee must be paid before the start of the course.

Optional and recommended for learners
A SignWorld News Archive subscription - £21
Level 3 package yearly subscription including News Archive £54.99
The Linguistics of British Sign Language by Rachael Sutton Spence - from £33.37.

Here at Sign for Thoughts we maintain low class numbers so you can expect a lot of individual attention and concentrated learning. We a number of effective tools to help you to polish your skills to the desired level, and to show your progress throughout the course. We want you to enjoy and have fun with us in a free-stress zone.

Our centre is in Farnborough. We have a lovely, well designed Training room, which is quiet, tranquil and has been designed and setup for optimum learning, with up-to the-minute technology to aid your training. Limited car parking is available on site.

Sign for Thoughts uses an online sharing platform to share classwork and homework, and this gives you the ability to ask your teacher questions in-between classes. We also create WhatsApp groups for students to communicate, and have an exclusive Facebook group for SFT students and teachers to share resources and share knowledge between other learners. These are both optional to join and allow the students to enrich their learning experience.

We genuinely care about your success!