BSL Level 4


Our Level 4 Certificate in British Sign Language will be starting in September 2020, we are taking bookings now!

This course is at our centre in Farnborough, taking place on Monday evenings 7pm till 9pm.

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 4 students have enjoyed BSL so much, that they have moved on to Level 6 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 12 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

The best way to use and learn British Sign Language (BSL) is through conversation and discussion with one or more users of the language where straightforward and informal social interaction is the norm and our Level 4 course focuses on just that. We will provide you with a high standard qualification with the right amount of teaching and practice to build your skills. This is because we focus significantly on deeper language acquisition, and the culture and best practice use of BSL, with minimal paperwork and a very HANDS-ON approach.

We also invite Deaf speakers from time to time, to enhance our students experience and knowledge through a range of different and interesting topics and discussions. It is the ideal way for you to gain this qualification.

Understand and present information, ideas and opinions:

  • Extract specific details and grasp overall meanings from a range of short passages in BSL
  • Take part in discussions relating to varied accounts, reports and instructions delivered in BSL
  • Understand the main points and relevant details of news items, interviews, documentaries and social conversation delivered in BSL
  • Develop interactive communication skills with Deaf people who have different cultural experiences and perspectives to your own and understand/appreciate why these differences exist

Successful completion of this qualification can be used as evidence of the language skills needed in order to be able to operate independently and at an advanced level in the target language. It is useful for those who work on a regular basis with Deaf people (e.g. social workers, teachers of the Deaf, communicators, voluntary workers, workers within Deaf organisations, schools, etc.), those who aspire to work in these contexts, and those who wish to expand their knowledge and skills in British Sign Language.

The topics covered in Level 4 are:

  • Employment and Business
  • Education
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Society and Politics
  • Science and Technology
  • Media and Culture

Costs and Dates

Why choose us?

Dates and Times
Mondays: 7pm - 9.15pm
28th September 2020 - July 2021
Teacher: Charlotte Moulton-Thomas

Course fees are £1080 (including VAT).
Plus assessment fees of £160
Total £1240

Course fees are subject to change

Payment of fees by installments may be agreed upon arrangement.

Optional and highly recommended for learners
A SignWorld News Package - £21
SignWorld Level 4 including News/Factual information - £55
The Linguistics of British Sign Language by Rachael Sutton Spence - from £33.37

Gaining your BSL level 4 qualifications with Sign for Thoughts has many advantages. A step up will boost your confidence before you climb up to Level 6 where you need to be a proficient signer.

  • Analysis work on BSL principles
  • Conversations including debates/ discussions, role-play in Deaf issues
  • Our purpose built training suite is ideally situated within easy access of the M3 and is only 40 minutes on the train from London

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.