Diplomas in British Sign Language

British Sign Language (BSL) was recognised by the government as a language in its own right in March 2003. BSL is the first or preferred language of an estimated 70,000 Deaf people in the UK. BSL is a visual-gestural language, with its own grammar and principles, which are completely different from the grammatical structure of English.

UEA is an official Examination Centre for Signature, the leading awarding body for qualifications in British & Irish Sign Language, deafblind communication and other deaf communication methods.

exam Qualification Levels offered at UEA:

Level 1 Award in British Sign Language

- BSL 101 Introduction to British Sign Language

- BSL 102 Conversation in British Sign Language

- BSL 103 Communicate in British Sign Language about Everyday Life

 

 
 

Aim

This examination is designed to accredit learners to communicate with deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL) on a range of topics that involve simple, everyday language use. They will gain basic skills and confidence in production and reception of BSL.

The specification has been designed using the UK Occupational Language Standard 2010 at Level 1.

 

Qualification Structure

UEA is an official examination centre for the  Signature diplomas; unfortunately we do not offer a preparation course. For more information on local BSL courses you can attend, please see their website.

If you are a UEA student studying our BSL modules and would like to get the Signature Diploma, we recommend that you register for BSL 101 after taking Introduction to BSL I (PPLB4031A or PPLB4033B), and for BSL 101/102/103 after taking Introduction to BSL II (PPLB4032B).

Registration

To register please contact ulp@uea.ac.uk 

Examination Dates

The examination sessions at UEA are in December and May.

The next examination date is 8 December 2018.

Registration period for December session: Until 23 November 2018.

Examination Fees

Level Cost
BSL 101 £25
BSL 102 £40
BSL 103 £40