Level 4: Certificate in British Sign Language Studies

Level 4 Course – 2020/21


This year’s course will run on Thursday evenings, between 6pm and 9pm.
The course is expected to start on Thursday 10th September 2020 (subject to confirmation).



Our face-to-face courses are usually held at:

Coleg y Cymoedd (Nantgarw Campus)
Parc Nantgarw
CF15 7QX

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Course Content

The Level 4 course covers an extensive list of modern day topics and includes debating in BSL, plus a more in depth look at the linguistics. Students will need to understand and present information, both individually and also as part of a group. For more details of the course content, please check the specification.

Course Length

This course runs for roughly one academic year. The course will consist of 100 taught hours, 3 hours per week, plus 50 hours of self-study during the year.

Course Cost

The standard full course tuition fee is only £665 plus an extra £135* in (optional) exam fees. DFBS also offers the option of paying in monthly instalments over 3, 4 or 6 months.

*Exam fees are set by iBSL; their 2020/21 fees have not been published yet so these may increase slightly.

Additional Costs

Learners will be expected to purchase resources for their coursework file.

How to enrol

Acceptance onto the course requires an informal assessment undertaken with the course lead. There is no charge for the assessment.

Please fill out the online application and you will be contacted in due course. If you have any queries, you can contact the course lead at sarah@premierbsl.co.uk

Alternatively, please download the Level 4 application form, fill out all of the required information and send the form back to sarah@premierbsl.co.uk who will then make contact to arrange to meet you.

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Level 4 Specification