British Sign Language - Level 2 Certificate (Part-Time)

L1/L2 Adult Part Time Course

Subject Area Sign Language and Deaf Studies

School Learning Support Services

Attendance Part-Time


Learn how to communicate effectively with D/deaf people. This course is ideal for those looking to develop their knowledge and capability in British Sign Language.

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: This course has multiple entry points throughout the year Please call 0191 200 4000 or email for more information.
Duration: 4 Hours
Venue: Parsons Building, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

For people who wish to improve on the skills they already have and communicate at an intermediary level with D/deaf people on a personal or work related basis.

Qualification Gained

Signature Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language

How to Apply


Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong Building. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.


You can download an application here and post it FREE to:

Newcastle College
Rye Hill Campus
Scotswood Road
Newcastle upon Tyne

Alternatively call 0191 200 4000 and we will send you an application form.


Call our friendly team of advisers on 0191 200 4000 and they will talk you through your application.

Course Content

The course units cover:
- Travel and holidays.
- Shopping and spending.
- Food and drink.
- Conversation skills.
- BSL grammar structure.
- Spatial placing.

Learning Methods

Through practical activities you'll learn how to have a general conversation with a D/deaf person. Roleplay will be used in most sessions. You will watch videos of D/deaf people telling stories to improve your receptive skills. 100 Guided Learning Hours.

Assessment Methods

There are 3 modules for this course and an assessment will take place at the end of each module. This will be carried out by the course tutor and invigilated by the awarding body.

Progression Opportunities

- Signature Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language
- Level 3 Certificate in Facilitating Communication with Deaf People (Note-taking Skills)
- Level 3 Certificate for Language Service Professionals Working with Deaf and Deaf-blind People (Lip-speaking)

Career Opportunities

With additional study there are many career opportunities including:
- Social Worker for the Deaf
- Interpreter
- Communication Support Worker

Entry Requirements

You will have the Level 1 Award in British Sign Language. You will be required to be interviewed by the Deaf tutor and the course Co-ordinator as to your suitability to complete the level 2 qualification. You must be committed to 90% attendance and be able to mix within the Deaf community on a regular basis- you will be asked to provide evidence of this.
You should have good communication skills and be able to work with others.

For international students an IELTS score of at least 4.5 is required.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail:
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs

Full cost ECON £699 - can be paid in 5 monthly installments

Additional Course Costs