BSL Level 3


Our next Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language courses will start this Autumn 2024, we are taking bookings now!

We are also taking bookings for Sept 2024 (nb a brief interview will be needed)

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 16 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

APRIL 2024


BSL Level 3 on Tuesdays 7-9pm in Aldershot

BSL Level 3 on Tuesdays 12.30-2.30pm in Aldershot

Costs from Sept '24
Course fees are £984 inclusive of VAT
Plus assessment fee of £180
Total: £1164

Course fees, assessment fees are all subject to change

50% of Course fees must be paid by 5th July '24

50% of Course fees must be paid within 14 days of enrolment if course starts sooner than the 14 days.

The remaining balance can be paid in full or by instalments.

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

Please note we will carry out a short and informal assessment of signing skill for any external students not currently known to SFT

Penny offers free advice and support with a 30 minute remote meeting with any enquirer wishing to see how SfT can help in their learning journey or for general advice and guidance and to assess their BSL.


In order to maintain class morale, motivation and promote good attendance classes will not be recorded (takes affect from September 2023 onwards).

Regarding the best device to use for your zoom classes. We do advise using a laptop/desktop/macbook
(not a chromebook which do not seem compatible - we have had experiences with students having problems using chrome books). Tablets such as ipads can also be tricky with screen sharing and screen size.

The size of the phone screen and problems with orientation can make it tricky using this type of device, so we also advise not using a mobile phone.
A strong WIFI connection is important for stability (we recommend plugging into router via an ethernet cable if this is an option and asking any other people using your wifi to make your class time a priority with wifi usage.

Please note that from Sept 2023 we will not be recording Zoom classes in any circumstances (see our learning agreement policy for more details)

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 venue is in Aldershot.

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!