BSL Level 3 Courses


Richmond Tea Rooms, 46 Sackville St, Manchester M1 3WF

06/01/2021: Course postponed due to Lockdown. Please revisit shortly for updates once rescheduled.

We are an approved Signature Centre.
Signature is the leading awarding body for Deaf communication qualifications in the UK

  • What’s Involved?

    • The course is designed to develop communication with Deaf people in British Sign Language (BSL) on a range of simple, everyday topics.
    • There are 3 units, which are assessed internally and externally.
    • The course typically lasts 12 to 14 months
    • Lessons are held fortnightly on a weekday evening between 6 and 9pm.
    • Access is provided to Deaf Solutions 3 online ‘Student Zone’ for course support material.
    • Deaf Solutions 3 offer ‘Signature’ qualifications: Signature is the leading awarding body for Deaf communication qualifications in the UK.
    • Tutor: Gary L Taylor, with over 20 years teaching experience and twice winner of Signature North West Teacher of the Year Award
  • Fees

    • Course fee £695.00*
    • Exam fee £165.00 (taking the exam is optional)
    • Total including Exam Fees £860.00.
    • Payment plans are offered by Deaf Solutions 3
    • with monthly instalments.
    • £100 deposit to secure your place.
  • Discounts*

    • Enrol early and receive 10% discount off the course fee element.
    • See enrolment panel for discount deadlines
    • 10% discount for Deaf Solutions 3 Level 2 students
  • Qualification

    • Signature Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language, comprising of the following units:
    • BSL 302 Linguistics
      Expanded vocabulary
    • BSL 321 Receptive Skills
      Understanding more complex BSL conversations
    • BSL 322 Productive Skills

    Progression from Level 3?
    Progression onto BSL Level 4, BSL NVQ6 is possible, depending on the requirements of the student.

  • COVID-19

    • All venues have been risk assessed with necessary steps implemented to ensure student safety.
    • Online contingency in place should further restrictions prevent classes from taking place.
    • Smaller class sizes.

The next step is to:
• Return your completed application form by email to
• Pay the £100.00 deposit required to secure your place on the course.
• Details of the full cost of the course and how to pay can be found on page 2 of the application form.