Between Levels Two and Three course

Who is this aimed at?


Course contents


Receptive and Productive skills

  • Completed Level Two Award
  • Not ready to apply for Level three language development or building the assessment portfolio
  • Want to learn in a more informal setting
  • Need more practice
  • Want to boost confidence
  • Expand sign vocabulary up to the level three requirement
  • Don’t want to take a further exam or assessment
  • Would like to learn more with a new teacher and to meet & mix with BSL learners
  • Who are you? Getting to know each other
  • Current Affairs
  • Deaf Media
  • Education
  • Health
  • Work and workplace
  • Society
  • Deaf issues
  • Understanding how BSL works
  • Fingerspelling – good practice
  • BSL Structures
  • Phonology
  • Compounds
  • Mouth Patterns
  • Double tapping
  • Back channelling
  • Give and receive advice and instructions
  • Quiz worksheet
  • DVD receptive skills
Dates: Saturday 18th July, *Sunday 2nd August, Saturdays 15th and 22nd August at 1:30pm to 4pm (no classes on Saturdays 25th July and 8th August)
Monday evenings:
15th June to 6th July 2015 at 6:30 to 9pm
Course cost: £250 per person self funded / £350 per person funded by employer/organisation 
Training materials: handouts will be provided & online resources i.e. ‘Signworld’ will be used in the classroom.    

When I’ve finished what next?


Which centre should I apply to?


Other advice?

  • Apply for a level three part one – language development course
  • BSL Skills workshop
  • One to one coaching

It’s time to think about applying for voluntary work with Deaf organisations such as NDCS, BDA and your local Deaf club or centres.

Join the Deaf UK Jobs yahoo database to receive details of work relating to BSL users.

Consider joining ACSW, they provide excellent support for new CSWs or those who are about to become SW/CSWs.

Good luck!

  • SW/CSWs. You are welcome to apply for the Level Three Certificate in BSL at BSLworks.
  • If our course dates don’t suit you, why not consider training as an external individual candidate this option offers a flexible structure with times and dates convenient for you.
  • Or, try Signature’s ‘Find a Centre’ to locate the nearest centre to you.




  It is important for you to meet and mix with BSL signers, preferably British Deaf native BSL users if possible. Continue to watch and study BSL using DVDs, the internet or by attending Deaf events. Try Googling to find out about BSL talks, events and other learning opportunities. Have a look at Deafstation, it is inactive at the moment BUT you can still access their archive which has a lot of news items available to view. This is valuable as part of your continued studies, your personal development and for expanding your skills.  

Between Levels 2 & 3 Course Application Form