BSL320 Sign Linguistics Knowledge

One unit of the Signature Qualification Specification Level Three Certificate in BSL course

Unit Specification BSL320 Sign Linguistics Knowledge click here

Who is this linguistics unit aimed at?

  • Completed Level Three NVQ Certificate portfolio or Level Three Certificate
  • Ready to apply for Levels 4, 6 or equivalent
  • Those who want to top up their existing qualifications with an additional linguistics unit
  • To add part of qualification to your existing CV as part your Continued Professional Development (CPD)
  • Those who would like to broaden their current Sign Linguistics Knowledge
  • Students who may be interested in continuing to the next level but need to refresh and build confidence in BSL linguistics first
  • Would like to learn more with a native Deaf BSL user teacher with a sense of humour!
  • Want to meet & mix with others using the same level of BSL

Dates and times:
Summer block course running on Monday 3rd to Thursday 6th August from 10am to 2pm, assessment date and time TBA
Thursday afternoon course running on; 17th, 24th September, 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd October from 2:30pm to 5:30pm

Course cost: £220 per person self funded / £320 per person funded by employer/organisation

Assessment fee: £38 per candidate

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Who is this course aimed at? Learning Outcomes  This unit will cover the following;

Unit Aim:
This unit is for learners who wish to develop their knowledge and skills in BSL Linguistics and grammar. It will support the requirements described in the assessment criteria of units BSL321 and BSL322 and enable learners to apply their linguistic knowledge when undertaking those units.

Unit Summary:
The aim of this unit is for learners to develop an understanding and competent use of the grammatical rules of BSL. It is recommended that learners will complete this unit on linguistics and be assessed on their linguistics and grammatical knowledge, prior to the assessment of units BSL321 and BSL322.

  • Understand key features of BSL
  • Know a range of sign language sentence structures, applying signs and set phrases in varied work or social situations
  • Understand a range of BSL structures, facial expressions, mouth patterns and use of space to express meaning.

















Use of;

  • Classifiers/ proforms
  • Location
  • Question forms
  • Negation
  • Affirmation
  • Non-manual features
  • Time and aspect
  • Directional verbs
  • Syntax
  • Role shift
  • Mouth patterns
  • Conditional sentences
  • Intensifiers
  • Possessives
  • Compounds
  • Connectors
  • Fingerspelled and signed patterns











BSL320 Sign Linguistics Knowledge Registration Form

  • Please fill in your personal details below. Please make sure the spelling of your name and ID number is entered correctly, so that we can register on-line with Signature (formerly CACDP). If you do not have an ID number, do not worry, as you will receive one! When you receive your new ID number it is for life - please do not lose it!
  • You will need to complete this Candidate Assessment Registration (CAR) form and pay in full at least three weeks prior to the assessment. This is to meet with requirements at Signature.
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