BSL Level 6






iBSL Level 6 Certificate in British Sign Language Studies

We are currently accepting applications for September 2018! Places are limited so please book early to avoid disappointment!.

This advanced level course will run on Saturday mornings.

Qualification Structure

The qualification consists of three units, all of which are mandatory:

• Understand complex BSL in a wide range of work situations
• Use complex BSL in a wide range of work situations
• BSL Linguistics Theory & Practice 

There are three units comprising of eight modules. All modules must be completed to achieve the qualification:

• DVD receptive – question and answer sheet
• BSL to Voice Translation Skills – summarise instructions given
by DVD or for example; webcam, facetime or Skype and relay information
• Presentation of Deaf Humour
• Presentation of Deaf Folklore
• Debate – current affairs topic given by iBSL
• Linguistic Essay – 2000 words
• DVD Linguistics Observation – with multiple choice questions
• ‘Live’ scenario – observed by an External Examiner

Assessment is completed when an External Examiner visits Deaf First to conduct a live observation.

Interview procedure

All students who would like to do the iBSL Level 6  will need to have an assessment. We do not charge for this assessment. This interview will be at the Deaf First offices or for those not able to travel to our premises, the interview will be via webcam.  

Entry Requirements:

Subject to interview. We prefer students to complete the BSL Level 3 and have one year post-level 3 experience or be up to the acceptable standard required by the Level 6 course.   

Application Form

To apply for the course complete the application form. To download the application form (Click here). 


iBSL Level 6 starts in September 2018 and finishes in May 2019 (total of 16 sessions). Classes are held weekends. Places are limited book your place now!

Cost of Course 

iBSL Level 6 - 5 hours per session - Course fee £802 + £213 (assessment and examination fee)​  The total cost of the course is £1,015. Payments can be made using credit or debit card.

The course fee can be paid in full or installment plan to be paid within four consecutive monthly installments as illustrated below:

Level 6
1st Installation £253.75
2nd Installation £253.75
3rd Installation £253.75
4th Installation £253.75
Total £1015


Refund Policy

If we do not receive your first payment before the course begins you will not be able to take your place. Course Fees are outlined on the Fee Schedule. Refunds will be made in the following circumstances – Course cancelation, withdrawal prior to commencement of course. No refund will be made to students who fail to attend classes.To download and read the Deaf First refund policy. Click here for the full details.

Next Step

On completion of the iBSL Level 6 the student can move on to the Level 6 Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting Studies

If you require further information contact Deaf First

Email: bsl-df (AT) ( Please replace (AT) with @)

Phone 020 8675 9751 

Sms: 07481 569 295  

Fax: 020 8675 7457

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