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Level 6 Certificate in BSL

Level 6 Certificate in BSL

Qualification aim

Successful completion of this qualification can be used as evidence of the language skills needed in order to be able to operate at a professionally proficient level in the target language. It is useful for those who work professionally with Deaf people (for example teachers and lecturers in BSL, social workers, teachers of the Deaf, trainee interpreters, voluntary workers, workers within Deaf organisations, schools, etc) or those who aspire to work in these contexts.

Unit structure

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

For full Qualification Specification;   https://www.signature.org.uk/docs/qualification_specifications2019-20/BSL62-v1.00.pdf

Course Length

40 weeks maximum dependent on student abilities and experience.

Enrolment
  • New students are emailed the Enrolment form for completion which they return via email.   Course deposit must be paid at least two weeks prior to course commencing.  Full induction to course and centre provided on day one of the course
  • Students can pay for the course in full or opt for instalments, if instalments are chosen then Standing Order will be set up
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Requirements
  • If you have not studied previous courses with BSL Ladder then an initial assessment of skills will be required (interview)
  • Provide Certificates Level 2, Level 3 & Level 4 in BSL
  • Portable video camera (camcorder) and stand with SD storage card
  • A4 Folder, clear wallets, dividers, paper, pens and
  • Most importantly USB, SD or external hard drive storage device minimum 16 GB
  • Access to and/or use of laptop and printer. 
  • Internet access
  • Mobile phone WhatsApp, as group discussions, updates and video clips are communicated through this system.
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