BSL LEVEL 3
BSL Level 3 Course
This level is for those working towards becoming professional BSL interpreters or signers. This course is designed to enable the BSL signer to communicate in BSL at Level 3 of the National Occupational Standards for Languages. At this level, the learner can work with deaf people on a regular basis. It is also suitable for people who use BSL on a regular basis to communicate with friends, family, or work colleagues.
There are 3 units in this course. The student is required to pass all 3, after which a certificate of completion (signature qualification) is awarded.
Unit 1 (BSL320 – Sign Language Linguistics): This unit involves developing an understanding, grasp and competent use of the grammatical rules of BSL.
Unit 2 (BSL321– Receptive Skills): This unit involves understanding the varied use of BSL in a wider range of work and social settings. The students will learn to improve their receptive BSL skills by watching videos and clips of two people communicating in BSL and complete a written examination about the video they have watched.
Unit 3 (BSL322 – Productive Skills): This unit involves learning the skillful use of BSL in a range of work and social settings. The learner will develop the skill in taking part in discussions (lead, one-to-one and group discussions) as well as being able to deliver extended presentations in BSL. This unit also requires presentation and BSL conversation.
This course covers six themes: home life, social and recreational activities, education and training, employment, consumer issues and daily living and Deaf history and culture. A variety of teaching and learning methods will be used, including:
Receptive skills practice
Interactive group work and activities
Assessments are done by an assessor from Signature. Assessments take place during normal lesson times. Assessment fees are included in the fees.
Assessment for BSL level 3 will be:
a) In written paper format (unit 1),
b) video and written format (unit 2),
c) and presentation and conversation in BSL (unit 3).
Completion of the BSL level 3 course paves way for the learner to enrol on the BSL Level 4.
Course Details and Fees
Start date: Monday 6th September 2021 at 6pm-9pm
Duration: 33 weeks
Price: £1122 (includes deposit admin and assessment fee of £150 for three exams)
£900.00 (£1122.00 with exam fees)
BSL Level 3 - Exam Unit 320 Level 3 Certificate in
BSL Exam fee Unit 320 per person per unit £67.00
BSL Level 3 Certificate - Exam Unit 321 Level 3 Certificate in
BSL Exam fee Unit 321 per person per unit £75.00
BSL Level 3 Certificate - Exam Unit 322 Level 3 Certificate in
BSL Exam fee Unit 322 per person per unit £80.00
DMCS reserves the right not to register students for the assessment if we feel that their skills are below the standard required to achieve the qualification.