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Sign Language (Level 2) - October 2019 | PFC-02-025 | Monday, 07. October 2019

Signature Level 2 Award in BSL:  
Monday 17:30 - 20:00  & Saturday 10:00 - 13:30
Duration: 100 hours / 1 year
The Language Centre currently run a Sign Language programme which includes classes at beginner and post-beginner levels.  Sign Language Classes which begin in October will run for the full academic year, including some Saturdays.  See course timetable for Level 2 below:
SEMESTER 1: Monday 7, 14, 21, 28 October; 4, 11, 18, 25 November; 2, 9, 16 December 2019
SEMESTER 2: Monday 6, 13, 20, 27 January; 3, 10, 17, 24 February; 2, 9, 23, 30 March; 20 April 2020
Plus Saturday 19 October; 2, 16, 30 November; 14 December 2019; 18 January; 8, 22 February; 7, 28 March; 18 April 2020

The Qualification is split into three units.

BSL201: Receptive Skills
BSL202: Productive Skills
BSL203: Conversational Skills

All three units are externally assessed by a Signature Assessor. BSL201 is a multiple choice exam while both BSL202 and BSL203 are filmed. 
The qualification has 4 themes:

Theme 1 Mandatory Everyday Conversation
Theme 2 Optional Eating and Drinking
Theme 3 Optional Spending and Shopping
Theme 4 Optional Travel and Holidays

Theme 1 is mandatory; learners will study 2 other themes out of the 3 optional themes above. The themes are chosen by the teacher. Learners will be assessed on the content of Theme 1 in Unit 201. The hours within the unit include time for practice and assessment. In Units 202 and 203 learners will consolidate and build upon the vocabulary and grammatical features of Theme 1.
Themes 2, 3 and 4 include the topics within Theme 1. Learners are expected to widen their grasp and use of BSL grammar and vocabulary in these units, whilst using a proportion of the learning hours to practice their skills and carry out the assessment for Units 202 and 203. Learners will be assessed on the content of Theme 1 and the first choice of the optional themes for Unit 202.
Learners will be assessed on the content of Theme 1 and the second choice of the optional themes for Unit 203.

Please note: Examination Dates:

BSL 201   Monday 9 December 2019
BSL 202  Monday 24 February 2020
BSL 203  Monday 20 April 2020

Is there a minimum age to register for a Language Centre course?
You must be over 18 to attend any Language Centre course.
What are the course fees?
There are different fees depending upon your registration type, QUB student, staff or members of the public. Please note that there is no concession fee available with our Sign Language courses.

QUB Students and Staff £225
Members of the Public £400

Are there examination fees?
Your examination fees are included in your course fee.  You can have one attempt at BSL 201, 202 and 203.  Students will have to pay for any resits.  Resits will be organised by the Language Centre and will take place Monday to Friday during normal office hours.  
Are these courses accredited?
Upon successful completion of all 3 modules students are awarded a Signature Certificate in British Sign Language (level 2).  In addition QUB Students can use Sign Language Level 2 to apply for the Degree Plus Award, Route A.  To qualify students must attend a minimum of 70% of classes and pass a minimum of 2 out of 3 modules.  
Degree Plus is a new award for Queen’s students designed to provide official recognition of extra-curricular activities including Language Centre language courses which are open to all students whatever their degree subject. Employers are looking for graduates who can demonstrate that they have the skills needed for workplace success – the Degree Plus Award will help you do this!
How often do I attend?  
Students attend a weekly 2.5 hour class on Monday evenings.  In addition students are required to attend a number of Saturday classes throughout the year.  These classes are for 4 hours from 10am-2pm.  Sign Language is a very intensive class and full attendance is required.
What's the refund policy?
All refunds before the start of the course must be requested in writing.   Refunds are paid as follows:
Semester 1
Before 29 September – full refund 30 September to 6 October – 50% refund No refunds available from 7 October
Refunds are not normally paid after the beginning of classes. Any such request must be made in writing to the Language Centre Manager and must be related to reasons beyond your control and supported by written evidence. These refunds will be at the Language Centre Manager’s discretion.  All refunds, where agreed, will be subject to an administrative fee of £10.00 for QUB staff and students and £40 for members of the public.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
You can email any queries you have to language@