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Signature Centre

Yorkshire and the Humber

Signature is the leading awarding body for deaf communications qualifications in the UK.


Philippa Takhar, BSL Student

I've been wanting to learn BSL for a long time - due to personal interest and in a work capacity. I work in technology development in the health and care sector. An important part of that role is ensuring technology is designed and created with involvement from future users (for example patients, carers, and clinicians). So, I wanted to learn BSL to be able to support people who are deaf/hearing impaired to be more included in these conversations about future healthcare delivery.

The Famlingo course has been perfect for my needs - just what I was looking for! I have completed Level 1 and am currently studying Level 2. Our teacher, Cathy, is wonderful. She provides the right balance of new vocabulary content and teaching with opportunities for the class to practice new learning - and is very supportive and encouraging throughout. Every class is followed up with recorded content to enable us to practise throughout the week. I've also made lots of new friends within the class - we have a WhatsApp group where we share information and ask each other questions and provide each other with positive support throughout our learning journeys. They are a really lovely group of people - and it's been really interesting to share our experiences and reasons for wanting to learn BSL.

I'd definitely recommend Famlingo to anybody wanting to learn BSL.

Course Information

Approved Signature Centre


Level 1

Award in British Sign Language

This Signature accredited course is designed to teach learners to communicate with Deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL) on a range of everyday topics.


Level 2

Certificate in British Sign Language

This course is designed to enable learners to develop their skills to communicate with Deaf people using British Sign Language (BSL) in a range of everyday situations. This course will allow learners to participate in longer and more varied conversations than at Level 1.

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Level 3

Certificate in British Sign Language

The Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language (BSL) meets the learning needs of those who already have competence in BSL at Level 2 and are interested in developing their skills and knowledge.

The learner will develop an advanced knowledge of the structure and function of British Sign Language and an understanding of the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture.

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Online Learning

BSL and Signed Communication

If you're learning BSL or another form of signed communication online, you may benefit from guidance from qualified teachers and BSL professionals. Get in touch for more information.

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