Year: 2015

Christmas comes early for the shortlisted organisations in the Royal Association for Deaf People 175 Birthday Honours Awards

02nd Dec 2015

To commemorate their 175th birthday, the Royal Association for Deaf People (RAD), is hosting the RAD 175 Birthday Honours gala awards ceremony. All that is great about Deaf history, language and culture will be celebrated on this memorable occasion.  

The Signature Learning Hub has arrived….

27th Nov 2015

We are delighted to announce the launch of the Signature Learning Hub. The exciting online Signature Learning Hub provides essential teacher training in delivering Signature Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications in British Sign Language. 

Signature supports BDA call for BSL Act

29th Oct 2015

Signature fully supports the British Deaf Association’s (BDA) call for a British Sign Language (BSL) Act.

Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) Awards celebrate 175 years

15th Oct 2015

To celebrate their 175th birthday, RAD are holding an awards ceremony in February 2016 to celebrate all that is great about Deaf history, language and culture.

Meet the 2015 Signature Annual Awards winners

12th Oct 2015

We have announced the winners of the 2015 Signature Annual Awards, which recognise and celebrate the achievements of volunteers, businesses and individuals whose efforts help deaf people to be part of their local community. 

BSL recognised as a language in law

18th Sep 2015

British Sign Language (BSL) has been recognised as a language in law for the first time with the passing of the BSL (Scotland) Bill.

The Bill requires the Scottish Ministers to “promote, and facilitate the promotion of, the use and understanding of the language known as British Sign Language”.

Welcome Newsletters for Level 1 & 2

14th Sep 2015

We have recently sent out our welcome newsletters for students who are studying BSL at Level 1 & Level 2.

The Support Resources for Teachers and Students for 2015-16 are now available in My Signature

08th Sep 2015

We have always recommended that teacher notes are distributed to candidates.  For the Level 3 Certificate in British Sign Language we have added a pack of Handouts that you can give to your candidates to support your teaching for topics covered in the Linguistics Unit (BSL320).   

Cross sector support for statement of common purpose

07th Sep 2015

Almost 60 organisations are already supporting the statement of common purpose on deafness and hearing loss.

New Chair for Signature

04th Sep 2015

Signature welcomes Jonathan Farnhill, as Chair of Signature.