BSL Level 2

About BSL Level 2

We follow Signature’s qualification scheme, which is designed to enable learners to develop an ability to communicate with Deaf people using BSL in a range of familiar contexts, participating in longer and more open-ended exchanges than at Level 1.

The course will develop functional communication in BSL about a range of real life, routine, and daily experiences. The learner will be able to deal with most routine language tasks and have a sufficient grasp of grammar to be able to cope with some non-routine tasks.

The qualification is split into three units, BSL201 / BSL202 / BSL203, each can be achieved separately.

To achieve the full Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language, students must pass all the units.

Unit Title Assessment Assessed by
BSL201 BSL Receptive Skills Multiple-choice examination Externally assessed with a Signature assessor
BSL202 BSL Productive Skills Presentation in BSL Externally assessed with a Signature assessor
BSL203 BSL Conversational Skills Conversation in BSL Externally assessed with a Signature assessor


The qualification has four themes:

Themes Content Hours requirement Mandatory / Optional
1 Everyday Conversation 30 hours Mandatory
2 Content 35 hours  

Optional themes – Pick two themes, these must be different for BSL202 and BSL203

3 Content 35 hours
4 Content 35 hours


For more information regarding the Level 2 courses, i.e. cost, dates, availability etc, please contact the office on 01922 614794 or email