BSL Level 6

BSL Level 6

BSL Level 6 Course Outline 

BSL Level 6 is designed to enable learners to develop their skills to communicate with Deaf people using BSL in a range of everyday situations.

The qualification will allow learners to participate in longer and more varied conversations than at BSL Level 3 or 4.

What are the Entry Requirements? 

BSL Level 6 in BSL (British Sign Language) is for those who have passed BSL Level 3 or BSL Level 4 standard in British Sign Language (BSL) on a range of topics using, everyday language to a high level as this is the last level for BSL. 

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

  • Maintain fluent and accurate BSL over extended periods within their area of expertise
  • Understand and use a complex range of vocabulary and technical language
  • Follow and formulate presentations, proposals and arguments in the support of theories and/or ideas
  • Understand and use with accuracy most colloquial and idiosyncratic BSL
  • Relay information informally to and from BSL
  • Demonstrate an understanding of BSL Linguistics theory and practice. 

Qualification Structure 

Candidates must demonstrate both receptive and productive BSL skills at level 6, and in all of the eight topics that make up this qualification. Internal and external assessments may cover any of the topics listed in this qualification. 

The natural context of using BSL is in two-way interactions (discussions, conversations, debates etc.), as well as one-way interactions (monologues, presentations etc.). The candidate is therefore expected to demonstrate receptive and productive skills in both two-way and one-way interactions. 

If you are successful in passing this BSL Level 6 assessment, you can progress to Level 6 Diploma Course in Sign Language Interpreting.

To see the full course breakdown and Signature qualification specification for this level, please click on the following link