BSL Level 2 - Part 1


This is for you if you have completed the BSL Beginners Level 1 (Units 101, 102 & 103) or you have between 80 and 90 hours of prior training and knowledge of BSL. The course will develop communication in BSL about real life, routine, and daily experiences.  Learners will be able to deal with most routine communication having a wider understanding of grammar. They are also expected to know and use BSL in their own environment.


Courses will start in October 2017. It comprises 30 learning hours over 1 term. Lessons are two hours long and take place once a week. The course will have been completed by Christmas.

Wednesday 6 - 9 pm
●  Term 1: 10 weeks (50 learning hours), starting 11 October 2017


● Full course 10 weeks - £195* (50 learning hours), October to December 2017

This course will be taught in a small group: Minimum 6 and maximum 12 students.

*Includes all tuition, access to VLE (virtual learning environment) and handouts, but not a textbook.


Entry level

You should have completed the BSL Beginners level, Units 101, 102 and 103.

Exam fee

If you wish to gain formal accreditation for this course you can take the Level 2 Certificate in British Sign Language' (Part 1 will be BSL 202) exam, awarded by Signature, for which there is an additional fee of £50 (see the Signature's Fees Booklet 2017/18). Register to take this exam following this link.

Course content and structure

1This course comprise 30 guided learning hours, plus 20 additional study hours.

Everyday Conversation

● Describe what a person, animal or object looks like – family, age, name, hair, size, ethnic groups, clothes, religion, materials, pattern and colours.
● Describe a person’s behaviour, personality, characteristics or feelings.
● Describe what an animal looks like and how it behaves.
● Describe what you do at school, college or work as part of your daily routine.
● Express an attitude or opinion/like or dislike.
● Describe an event or activity that has taken place in the past or is due to happen in the future.
● Describe activities that you do regularly in the home or for leisure, the places that you go, your home and address.
● Describe everyday illnesses, health, treatment and hospital.

Eating & Drinking

● Describe different types of meals, drinks and food types.
● Describe how you would prepare a meal using the relevant utensils and ingredients.
● Describe a time you have been for a meal with friends, where you went, what you ordered, what the food was like and how you paid.
● Give your views on eating and drinking, e.g. breakfast and main meal.
● Compare two different foods or drinks, e.g. snacks, fruit, vegetables, sweets and taste.
● Express an opinion on different payment methods, restaurant staff or an experience you may have had.

Shopping & Spending

● Describe the different types of shops, payment methods, receipts and refunds, budgeting etc.
● Explain how you pay for different services e.g. money, cards, cheque, PayPal.
● Ask for the price of things and comment on whether this is expensive, reasonable, cheap etc.
● Discuss your experiences ordering online/e-shopping.
● Compare two or more things you have bought by size, cost, quality and how easy it was to get.
● Give your opinions about current and past shopping experiences.

Travel and Holidays

● Describe buying a ticket and travelling to different places.
● Describe how you felt when travel arrangements went wrong, e.g. there was a breakdown or accident.
● Describe your experience of the hotel, B&B or campsite. What facilities did it have? Was it good or bad?
● Discuss activities/places that you have visited on holiday.
● Compare two or more holidays or journeys you’ve been on.
● Give your opinion about current and past holiday experiences – complaints, compliments, weather and transport.

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NEW Courses 2018

Enrolments for courses starting in January 2018 will open on 1st December 2017.

2017-2018 Term Dates

Classes run during the University terms and take place during evenings, afternoons and Saturdays:

Term 1: Autumn term (10 weeks)

Monday 9 October – Saturday 16 December 2017

Term 2: Spring term (10 weeks)

Monday 22 January – Saturday 31 March 2018

Term 3: Summer term (10 weeks)

Monday 30 April – Saturday 7 July 2018

Summer School (2 intensive weeks)

Monday 18 – Friday 29 June 2018

Please note Languages at Leicester courses will be running during University of Leicester Reading Weeks.