NVQ Level 6 BSL

Want start work as a CSW, trainee interpreter or considering working with Deaf children or adults.


Level 6 NVQ Certificate in British Sign Language (BSL) caters for the learning needs of those who already have competence in BSL at Level 3. Successful candidates must be able to demonstrate competence at Level 6 of the UK Occupational Language Standards (CILT, 2010). This means that the learner will be able to understand and use complex BSL in a range of work and social situations.

The assessment criteria for this qualification are taken from the UK Occupational Language Standards at Level 6 (‘Complex’ language use) and are equivalent to those for Modern Foreign Languages at Honours Degree level.

The qualification is at:

  1. Level 6 on the Qualification & Credit Framework (QCF)
  2. Proficiency Grades 13 – 15 on the Language Ladder
  3. Proficient User: C1 ‘Effective operational proficiency’ on the Common European Framework.

Successful completion of this qualification can be used as evidence of the language skills needed in order to be able to operate at a professionally proficient level in the target language. It is useful for those who work professionally with Deaf people (for example teachers and lecturers in BSL, social workers, teachers of the Deaf, trainee interpreters, voluntary workers, workers within Deaf organisations, schools, etc) or those who aspire to work in these contexts. The unit titles refer to ‘work situations’ but the content and assessment criteria allow for evidence from a wide range of contexts.

Price: Please contact us.

Payment Details: Including assessments fees and can be paid in monthly installments, interview required cost £50.

SigniaSigning is a registered centre with Signature. Signature qualifications are nationally recognised and accredited by Ofqual (The Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator).