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Why choose a Signature qualification?

Why choose a Signature qualification?

In the UK one in six people have some degree of hearing loss. That's about 10 million people. This means that you are likely to come into daily contact with a deaf person.


Our qualifications can help you become deaf aware, develop your communication and language skills with deaf and deafblind people, and can even lead to a career as a communication professional.


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Choosing the right qualification

Choosing the right qualification

Whether you're looking for a new and exciting career, perhaps to develop your skills within your current job, or to simply learn something different and fun it is important you choose the right qualification.


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Our qualifications

Our qualifications

Our qualificationsWe offer qualifications in a range of subjects including British Sign Language, Irish Sign Language, deaf awareness, supporting deaf learners, communicating and guiding with deafblind people, interpreting and translation. All our qualifications are nationally recognised and accredited by Ofqual (The Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator).


Our qualificationsOur qualifications cover all levels from beginner to professional. So if you want basic knowledge to communicate with deaf colleagues and customers, or if your aim is to achieve higher level skills to work with deaf people, we have a qualification to suit.


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Where can I learn?

Where can I learn?

Now you have chosen the qualification you would like to study it is time to find out where you can learn.


There are around 500 colleges, universities, schools, deaf clubs and community establishments throughout the UK and Ireland that teach our qualifications.


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What learning resources are available?

What learning resources are available?

We know that doing some extra work outside the classroom can really help you build on the knowledge gained from your lessons. To help you do this we have developed a range of resources so that you get the most out of your course.


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Frequently asked questions

Frequently asked questions

We answer the common questions asked by new and current learners.



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Signature welcomes Work and Pensions Committee recognition of sign language interpreting as a special case

Signature has welcomed the Work and Pensions Committee’s recommendation that sign language interpreting be recognised as a special case by Access to Work.

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