Level Two Certificate in British Sign Language


BSL Training Academy is an approved Training and Assessment Centre dedicated to offering training programmes to the highest standard. Our courses offer candidates the opportunity to learn and develop their skills within a safe and encouraging environment.

Course Information

Entry Requirements

Candidates must have Level 1 British Sign Language and it is recommended that you have some experience with the Deaf Community to ensure regular use of the language in a variety of settings.


This qualification is designed to enable learners to develop an ability to communicate with Deaf people using British Sign Language (BSL) in a range of familiar contexts, participating in longer and more open-ended exchanges than at Level 1. The course will develop functional communication in BSL about a range of real life, routine and daily experiences. The learner will be able to deal with most routine language tasks and have sufficient grasp of grammar to cope with some non-routine tasks. Learners should be taught a number of regional variations in sign language.

The specification has been designed to be consistent with the National Language Standards at Level 2.

Qualification Structure

The qualification is divided into 3 units, each of which can be achieved separately.
Although, the units can be done in any order at any time, it is recommended that the content of Unit 201 is covered before Unit 202 or 203.

To achieve the full Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language, candidates are required to achieve all units.

Target Group

Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language is suitable for those who:

  • Wish to acquire language skills at an intermediate level to enhance communication with Deaf people.
  • Are Deaf and wish to gain a qualification in their native language.
  • Are family, friends and colleagues of Deaf people.
  • Wish to progress from Level 1 study in BSL and who may wish to progress to more advanced levels of study in BSL at a later date.
  • Are studying for personal development.


The qualification has 4 themes:

Theme 1 is mandatory; learners will study 2 other themes out of the 3 optional themes. The themes are chosen by the teacher. Learners will be assessed on the content of Theme 1 within Unit 201. The hours within the unit include time for practice and assessment.

In Units 202 and 203 learners will consolidate and build upon the vocabulary and grammatical features of Theme 1.

Themes 2, 3 and 4 include the topics within Theme 1. Learners are expected to widen their grasp and use of BSL grammar and vocabulary in these units, whilst using a proportion of the learning hours to practice their skills and carry out the assessment for Units 202 and 203.

Learners will be assessed on the content of Theme 1 and the first choice of the optional themes for Unit 202.

Learners will be assessed on the content of Theme 1 and the second choice of the optional themes for Unit 203.

Progression Routes

On completion of Signature Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language, a wide range of further qualifications is available, including:

  • Signature Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language
  • Signature Level 6 NVQ Certificate in British Sign Language

How Long is the Course

34 sessions (3 hours per week)


Start Date : Wednesday 20th September 2017 – Wednesday 27th June 2018

Times: 6.30pm – 9.30pm


Start Date : Thursday 21st September 2017 – Thursday 28th June 2018

Times: 10.00am – 1.00pm

Number of places: Maximum of fifteen candidates per group.


£525.00 per person for Level Two Certificate in British Sign Language

Fees shown as above include:

  • Level Two Certificate in BSL
  • Three Unit Assessments
  • Weekly Handouts
  • Administration
  • Resources and Equipment


For further information, please contact us at training@commplus.org.uk or call 0121 707 8685.