BSL Level 6


Considering Level 6 ? You've come to the right place!

We offer the Level 6 Certificate in British Sign Language Studies through Signature.

Our next courses start 14th November 2020 twice a month on Saturdays.

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.
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.

Learner Requirements
Please note that if you wish to enrol on Level 6 you must have passed BSL Level 3. If you have not done Level 3 but feel you have equivalent skills, please contact us to arrange an informal meeting regarding this.

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Here's what our last cohort 2019 / 2020 said about the course:

"From day one, I felt part of the SfT family and my skills in BSL soared with the help of the incredible tutors of the centre. I can't recommend Penny and Sign For Thoughts enough, book onto your course now! "

"Thanks a lot for the course. Very practical and insightful. I have developed tremendously over the last 12 months. You want to find a course that has an emphasis on the practical elements as sign language is practical. Theory is not to be neglected, however, but I believe Sign for thoughts have got it right. Highly recommend this course for anyone wishing to develop their BSL skills."


Sign for Thoughts is committed to keeping our community safe.
We follow the current Government Guidelines around reducing the spread of the virus and adapt our risk assessments, hygiene and safety practices to follow the medical advice as and when this changes.

We have moved some of our BSL courses online but we feel strongly that for Level 6, the depth and richness of BSL is better developed when we are learning and interacting with real people, having conversations and honing our skills together in the same room.

While we are still permitted, our Level 6 courses will take place in class in Farnborough.
The centre has space for 6 people whilst allowing 2 metres social distancing. We will therefore have classes with only 6 or fewer people in the well ventilated and intensively cleaned room.
We have full COVID risk reduction policy that we will send to you on request.


We offer payment via instalments for all of our courses

Qualification Structure

Qualification Objectives

Candidates must demonstrate both receptive and productive BSL skills at level 6, and in all of the eight topics that make up this qualification. Internal and external assessments may cover any of the topics listed in this qualification.
The natural context of using BSL is in two-way interactions (discussions, conversations, debates etc.), as well as one-way interactions (monologues, presentations etc.). The candidate is therefore expected to demonstrate receptive and productive skills in both two-way and one-way interactions. Signature recommends the best approach to teaching and assessing this qualification is by covering both receptive and productive skills together.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate competence in BSL at level 3, or equivalent.

Visit the Signature website for more information.

To develop candidates who currently demonstrate competence in BSL at level 4, or equivalent, to the deeper, more fluent Level 6 standard.
Upon successful completion of this qualification, learners will be able to demonstrate language skills equivalent to an undergraduate degree in Modern Languages.

  • Maintain fluent and accurate BSL over extended periods within their area of expertise
  • Understand and use a complex range of vocabulary and technical language
  • Follow and formulate presentations, proposals and arguments in the support of theories and/or ideas
  • Understand and use with accuracy most colloquial and idiosyncratic BSL
  • Relay information informally to and from BSL
  • Demonstrate an understanding of BSL Linguistics theory and practice.

Learner Requirements

Please note that if you wish to enrol on Level 6 you must have passed BSL Level 3. If you have not done Level 3 but feel you have equivalent skills, please contact us to arrange an informal meeting regarding this.

Costs and Dates

Why choose us?

Dates and Times

10am-4pm: SEPTEMBER 2020, 2 Wednesdays a month(FULL) Teacher :Judith Jackson

10am-4pm: NOVEMBER 2020, 2 Saturdays a month.
Teachers: Alison Wherry-Alimo, Charlotte Moulton-Thomas, Ilan Dwek, Penny Gunn

Course fees are £2040 (including VAT).
Plus Assessment fee - £261
Total: £2301

Course fees are subject to change

Payment of fees by instalments may be agreed upon arrangement.

Optional and highly recommended for learners
A SignWorld News Package - £21. Level 5 - Advanced Receptive Practice £10

The Linguistics of British Sign Language by Rachael Sutton Spence - from £33.37

Gaining your BSL level 6 qualifications with SfT has many advantages:

  • Recorded feedback throughout the course
  • BSL Role models are invited regularly
  • 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.

We genuinely care about your success!