British Sign Language Level 3

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. Successful learners must be able to demonstrate competence at Level 3 of the UK Occupational Language Standards (Instructus 2012). This means that the learner will be able to understand and use varied BSL in a range of work and social situations.

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. More information about this course can be found on Signature's website here.

Applicant Criteria

Places will be allocated by the teacher based on the below criteria. Applicants must:

- Be 16 years or over
- Have a BSL Level 2 qualification
- Have the adequate skill set (including productive signing, receptive and linguistic skills)
- Demonstrate commitment to attendance
- Demonstrate commitment to working within the deaf community
- Demonstrate commitment to self-study
- Have a positive attitude towards learning, the teacher and fellow peers
- Attend the Pre Level 3 course / Attend an interview where your BSL skills will be assessed



D​etails coming soon.


Should Government guidelines state that this course is unable to be taught in the classroom at MDC, this course will be taught online via the platform Zoom. Please familiarise yourself with this platform. We would highly recommend using either a laptop or PC computer when studying BSL online, unfortunately a mobile or tablet device will not be suitable due to the screen size and inability to view PowerPoint presentations at the same time as viewing the teacher on screen.

***You should not enrol on this course if you are not willing to transition to online learning should Government guidelines dictate we do so. Unfortunately no refunds will be given should courses need to transition to online learning.

Additional Information

Course Attendance

Attendance every week is vital in order for you to ensure you are benefitting and learning as much as you possibly can. Please note: a record of your attendance will be kept and poor attendance could impact whether or not you pass the course successfully. If you fail to attend 90% of the course or more, you may not be eligible to sit your exams.

Course Fees

C​ourse fees must be paid in full or a course payment plan declaration must be signed and deposit received prior to courses starting. Failure to make payment will result in your place being offered to someone else.

Payment plans will be available.

Our BSL courses are accredited by Signature, the leading awarding body for British Sign Language


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Manchester Deaf Centre,
Crawford House,
Booth Street East,
M13 9GH

09:00 – 17:00


0161 273 3415

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