July 3, 2018

Signature Level 1 Award

Course info

Fast track, after completion of our Foundation course.

Start date:                                                              Duration:                             Class time:

Monday 24th February 2020                 Around 22 sessions                  Part time 6.30pm-9.00pm

Class location:

The Fylde Coast BSL Centre

Office 19 Red Bank Road

Bispham, Blackpool


This qualification is designed to enable learners to communicate with Deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL) on a range of topics that involve simple, everyday language use.


The qualification is divided into 3 units each of which will be achieved separately throughout the academic year.

To achieve the full Level 1 Certificate in BSL, candidates are required to pass all three units:

  • Unit 101 – Introduction to BSL
  • Unit 102 – Conversational BSL
  • Unit 103 – BSL at School, College or Work


Unit 101 is internally assessed by The Fylde Coast BSL Centre then externally moderated by Signature. Unit 102/103’s are externally assessed by a Signature assessor.

Unit Guided Learning Hours (GLH) Additional study hours Total learning hours Credit value
BSL101 20 10 30 3
BSL102 22 8 30 3
BSL103 22 8 30 3
Total 64 26 90 9

However, please note the centre offers this course as a fast track after completion of our foundation course. This contributes to the learning hours. (5 week foundation course is equivalent to 10 GLH )


  • 101. Meeting people, Number, Weather, Transport, Directions
  • 102. At home, people animals, objects Using numbers, Interests & activities, Weather
  • 103. Getting around, Exchanging information, Refreshments Using numbers at School, College or Work

The full Qualification Specification set out by Signature can be seen here.


  • Pre Level 2 Certificate of Attendance
    Signature Level 2 Certificate in BSL


The cost of the signature awarded course is £385. This cost covers all your lessons, handouts, feedback paper, tutor support, 3 exams and certificate. A deposit of £85 will secure you place

For more information please contact:
Office: 01253 595792 or Jan (text only) 07816363174
Email: info@fyldecoastbslcentre.co.uk