Course Details

  • This qualification aims to further learners’ experiences and development in communication through British Sign Language (BSL) with deaf people on everyday topics involving social life and at work, school or college. You will develop your functional BSL communication in more depth than at Level 1, requiring a wider grasp of grammar to cope with some non-routine language exchanges.

    The qualification will be delivered in four units:

    1. Receptive skills in British Sign Language
    2. Developing BSL Presentation Skills
    3. Understand and take part in routine conversations in BSL
    4. Understand and use routine BSL in everyday context

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but it’s recommended that entrants should have the Level 1 Award in BSL or equivalent before embarking on the Level 2 certificate qualification.

  • Throughout this Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language Studies you will be assessed practically, this will include a combination of teaching, seminars, discussions, research and presentation and conversational skills.

  • You’ll have a wide range of options open to you after completing this Level 2 Certificate. You could progress onto Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language Studies on your journey to amazing at The Manchester College.

    With the skills and knowledge you’ve learnt, you’ll also be well equipped to progress into work and pursue a number of career opportunities including Sign Language Interpreter and working with deaf people/community.

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  • The cost of this course is £420. If you have any further queries, please contact us on 03333 222 444 or

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  • There are a number of different funding and finance options to help you afford The Manchester College, with dedicated support from the government, bursaries and grants, and special loans to cover any tuition fees. Find out more about the different help you could receive on our Fees, Funding and Finance Page. (

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