Level 6: Certificate in British Sign Language Studies

Level 6 Course – 2020/21


This year’s course will run on Wednesday evenings, between 6pm and 9pm, along with a few Saturday morning sessions and social events.

The course is expected to start on Wednesday 9th September 2020 (subject to confirmation).

BSL Classroom


The location is still to be confirmed but our courses are usually held at:

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

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Course Content

The Level 6 course will expose students to a range of complex language and vocabulary. Using brand new course material, students will learn to maintain fluent and accurate BSL over extended periods as well as understanding colloquial and idiosyncratic BSL. 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 120 face to face teaching hours, 3 hours per week, plus attendance at social events arranged with members of the local Deaf community and plenty of self-study during the year.

Course Cost

The standard full course tuition fee is only £1299 plus an extra £230* 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 may increase slightly.

Additional Costs

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

How to enrol

Please note, it is recommended that entrants should already have the Level 4 Certificate in BSL Studies before embarking on the Level 6 Certificate programme. Acceptance on the course is subject to a short, informal, face to face assessment; there is no charge for the assessment.

To enquire about enrolling please fill out the online application to arrange to meet the Lead Course Tutor. If you have any queries, please get in touch via sarah@premierbsl.co.uk.

Alternatively, you can download the Level 6 application form, fill out all of the required information and send the form back to sarah@premierbsl.co.uk after which arrangements will be made to meet face to face.

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Level 6 Specification