Level 6 Certificate in BSL
Remark is delighted to be offering the all-new Signature Level 6 Certificate in BSL, starting in September 2019.
Our qualified Teacher/Assessors are native BSL users with a combined experience of over 75 years in teaching BSL. This means our students benefit from real, native insight into the Deaf community and its language. Andrew Stanley, Alan Murray and Alison Wherry-Alimo have developed a fantastic training programme to take you on your BSL Level 6 learning journey; enabling you to have culturally real and meaningful engagement with the Deaf community in both work and social settings.
Level 6 Certificate in British Sign Language
The Level 6 Certificate course has been redesigned to enable you to use and understand complex BSL in all types of social and professional interactions.
Teaching and assessment are focussed around eight topics. These are:
- Employment and Business
- Politics and Law
- Science and Technology.
You will be expected to demonstrate receptive and productive skills on these topics in a variety of two-way and one-way interactions, including: informal 1-1 discussions and group debates; formal group meetings, discussions and presentations; as well as a receptive skills exam.
Your performance will be measured through six assessments. Half of these will be assessed internally by our team of assessors and the other half will be filmed and externally marked by Signature assessors.
We’re really looking forward to working with you and watching you develop over the full duration of the programme. Recognising your different learning needs and availability, we are offering three programmes of study for you to choose from:
- a Saturday course, one Saturday twice a month for a year
- an evening class, one evening a week for one and a half years.
- a daytime Tuesday course, one day a week for six months
Full attendance is mandatory in order to develop your skills and complete assessments as you go along.
The full Signature Qualification Specification details all the learning objectives, the knowledge and skills you will acquire, and more detail about the assessments. It can be found at www.signature.org.uk/qualification-specifications.
Assessments take place during normal class time, over the duration of the programme. The assessment fees are included in the course price.
After successfully completing this course, you should be ready to embark on the Level 6 Diploma in either Sign Language Interpreting or Translation.
Remark offers a range of interpreter training courses, taking you through to registering with the NRCPD as a Registered Sign Language Interpreter (RSLI). More information on our Interpreting Courses is available here.
Level 6 Certificate in BSL
Saturdays 10am – 4pm
Thursdays 6pm - 9pm
Tuesdays 11am – 5pm
Individuals: £1,895 (inc. £261 Signature assessments and VAT)
Candidates must possess Signature/CACDP Level 3 in BSL and at least one year’s experience integrating within a Deaf environment and attending Deaf events.
Students will be assessed to determine their ability to meet the required specifications for this course through a pre-course assessment. This includes constructive feedback to help you progress and develop as a BSL user.