BSL Level 6

Introduction

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 September 2024 twice a month on Saturdays (full days training)

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 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.

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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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 2024, 2 Saturdays a month - - IN GUILDFORD
Costs
Course fees are £2270 inclusive of VAT
Plus Assessment fee - £295
Total: £2565

LEVEL 6 COURSE DATES

Course fees, assessment fees are subject to change

50% of Course fees must be paid within 14 days of enrolment.

If your course starts within the next 14 days then 50% course fees are due on receipt of invoice.

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

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

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.

Prior to enrolment please contact SFT to arrange a short assessment. After this process we will either offer a place or suggest recommendations for onward training and courses.

Student should have a minimum of 1 years involved in the Deaf Community in some capacity.

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!