British Sign Language Higher Advanced Level 5 CPD Accredited

CPD Course, Online Learning, Tutor Support and Final Exam included

Oplex Careers


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Offer ends 15 November 2019
Study method
Online, self-paced
70 Hours
70 CPD points / hours
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  • Tutor is available to students

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The online British Sign Language Advanced Level 5 Course will build on previous courses in the series and further provide learners with an insight into communicating using sign, discussing the evolution of sign language, dealing with emergency situations and more. This course will discuss the key skills and knowledge related to communicating using sign language according to BSL standards.

This course will provide a great insight with the use of practical examples throughout the course. Whether working directly with the deaf community, you want to get started working in this field, looking for more training in the field, or just interested in this field of study, this course will cover a range of modules and provide multiple examples for assessment.

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Course Syllabus

The British Sign Language Advanced Level 5 Course is split into the following modules:

    • Linguistics

• Phonology
• Components of a Sign
• Iconicity and Arbitrariness
• Morphology and Morphemes

    • Sociolinguistics

• Definition of Sociolinguistics
• Social Variables
• Effect of Variables on Sign Language

    • Numerical Data

• Money
• Mathematical Terminology

    • Register

• Meaning of Register
• Types of Register
• Formal and Informal Register in Sign Language

    • Non-Manual and Multi-Channel Signs

• Non-Manual Features
• Multi-Channel Signs

    • British Sign Language in Work Settings

• Professional Use of British Sign Language
• Presentations and Sign Language

    • British Sign Language and Deaf Education

• History of Deaf Education
• Using British Sign Language in Education

    • Translation

• Role of Translation and Interpretation
• Interpretation and Translation
• Professional Translation

    • Assistive Technology

• Development of Assistive Technology
• Types of Assistive Technology

    • Deaf Awareness

• Importance of Deaf Awareness
• The Deaf Community and Culture
• Raising Awareness

  • Final Assessment


To assess the learners ability and knowledge to effectively understand the topics contained within the British Sign Language Advanced Level 5 Course, the course features a number of end of module interactive quiz questions.

Additionally, at the end of the course learners will also take an online multiple choice assessment test. This online multiple choice test is marked automatically so you will receive an instant grade and know whether you have passed the course.


On successful completion of this course learners will be awarded with:

Level 5 CPD Award in British Sign Language Higher Level 5 Advanced

Upon completion of the course learners will be awarded with the Oplex Careers CPD certificate. The Certificate of Achievement will provide proof that you have studied the course and will contain your grade and classification level. You can use the certificate from us as part of your portfolio of evidence and use it to attend job or academic interviews.

This certificate will be produced in PDF format, hard copies of the certificate will be available at an additional fee of £9.99.

Course Format

This course is delivered online through eLearning. Learners of the course will receive instant access to our interactive student learning portal, which offers 24/7 access to the British Sign Language Advanced Level 5 Course.

Course Duration

The online British Sign Language Advanced Level 5 Course requires 70 hours to complete the course in full. This is only a guide to the learning hours required and it depends on how quickly an individual can absorb the information. The learning is online so it can be spread out over multiple sessions or done in one session.

Learners will have access to this course for up to 12 months from the date of joining. There is no time limit to complete the course during this period.

Tutor Support

When you are studying a course it is always useful to know that you have the help and support of tutors that want you to succeed in your studies.

As part of the British Sign Language Advanced Level 5 Course you will receive access to our dedicated tutor support service. The academic tutors will be able to provide you with unlimited online email support to help answer any questions that you may have whilst you are studying the course.

Course Compatibility

Our British Sign Language Advanced Level 5 Course is fully compatible with PC’s, Mac’s, Laptop, Tablet and Smartphone devices.

We know that more and more people are using the web whilst they are on the move, so we have designed this British Sign Language Advanced Level 5 Course to be fully compatible across tablet and smartphone devices. You will be able to access the same content from the course, just over a 3G or 4G network whilst on the move.

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Almuth Luessenhop)MS) asked:

Iam interested in British-SIGN-Languages,BSL-1&2!°Iam registered with UK-NMC-RGN! EU-HANNOVER/GERMANY


Great choice! We have the BSL Courses available from the Level 1, right up to the Advanced Level 5. Thanks!

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Michelle asked:

Please may you be so kind as to tell me whether it is possible to purchase this course now with view to begin once I have completed levels 1-4?


Yes you can certainly order this now, and delay your start date. Simply email into our team once you have ordered to confirm your date to start and we'll update your account shortly. Looking forward to hearing from you soon :-)

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paul asked:

If I take this level 5 cert will this teach me to sign, have done a lower course, but want to learn more about signing


Throughout the course, signs (according to British Sign Language standards) are taught with images and descriptions to explain each point. Thanks

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Karen H asked:

I already have quite a lot of experience with sign language but I learned informally and I'm a bit rusty now. Could I jump in at say level 3?


Sure - all the information will be introduced at a beginner level anyway, then will progress in difficulty up to the level 3. Then once you have completed your course, our team will process and email over your accredited Level 3 Certificate.

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