BSL level 2

Have you passed your BSL level 1 and are you ready for a level 2 course? Build your skills and knowledge and achieve a level 2 qualification, accredited by Signature.

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10/09/14 - 14/01/15

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16 weeks

10:00 - 16:00

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Full fee: £799
Senior fee: £602
Concession: £543

KS - Keeley Street

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Course outline

What is the course about?

This course is designed to enable you to communicate with Deaf people in British Sign Language at level 2 standard within a range of everyday topics. The course leads to the Level 2 Certificate in BSL, accredited by Signature award body. The qualification comprises three units: receptive, productive and conversational skills. You will have the opportunity to undertake the examinations for these three units within the course.

What topics will we cover?

You will learn receptive, productive and conversational skills at level 2 in the following topic areas:
- everyday conversation
- daily social / work / school routines
- eating and drinking
- shopping and spending
- travel and holidays
- BSL grammatical structure and features.

By the end of this course you should be able to:

Demonstrate usage of BSL at level 2 by:
- showing a wide range of vocabulary
- using correct and clear hand shapes
- using suitable facial expressions with signs
- conducting a conversation with a deaf person
- showing turn-taking and asking for clarification
- telling a short story
- answering questions on a short story signed.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is at level 2.
You will need to have basic literacy skills as you will be asked to write some self-evaluations and read topics and instructions for examinations.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

- pair/group work
- demonstration through using plasma screen
- questions and answers
- role play
- discussion
- conduct a conversation
- receptive skills from DVDs.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Examination fees are included in the course fees.
DVDs and books are available for loan from the City Lit library.
'BSL for Dummies' books can be purchased at a special price, subject to availability.

Do I need to have an interview before I can enrol?

Yes. Before you can enrol on this course, you need to have an advisory interview with the relevant department. Without this the enrolment team will be unable to process your enrolment. Please contact the department to arrange your interview, or to find out about drop-in sessions.

What feedback will I get?

You will receive regular feedback from your tutor throughout the course, as and when appropriate. At the end of the course you and your tutor are asked to assess the progress you have made. You will have 1 : 1 tutorials and get feedback on your progress.

How will I be able to give my views on the course?

Please complete the evaluation form at the end of your course. These are monitored and help us to continually improve our courses.

How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning?

You may be interested in: education and careers advice; financial and childcare support; disability support; support for Deaf and hearing-impaired students; dyslexia support; English and maths support; counselling, and library services (supported learning centre). To find out what may be available to you, and how to apply, see page 340 of the 14/15 course guide, or visit

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

If you successfully in pass the Signature Level 2 assessments, you can progress to a level 3 certificate in BSL course.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Information and Advice Shop, open Monday to Friday 12:00 – 19:00 during term time, and Monday to Friday 12:00 – 17:00 out of term time. See the course guide for term dates and further details.

Who can I contact for further information?

Tel: 020 7492 2725

Fax: 020 7492 2745

Advice times for BSL and Lipreading:  Wednesday 14:00 – 15:00 (term-time only) All other advice by appointment

English, maths and computing courses for Deaf people

Tel: 020 7492 2726 (voice)


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Wed 10:00 - 16:00 16 weeks KS - Keeley Street £799 £602 £543 QB301 Contact department » Select
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Mon 18:00 - 20:30 32 weeks KS - Keeley Street £849 £849 £574 QB122 Unavailable » Select
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Wed 18:00 - 20:30 32 weeks KS - Keeley Street £849 £849 £574 QB121 Contact department » Select
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Tel: 020 7492 2725

Fax: 020 7492 2745

Advice times for BSL and Lipreading:  Wednesday 14:00 – 15:00 (term-time only) All other advice by appointment

English, maths and computing courses for Deaf people

Tel: 020 7492 2726 (voice)


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