Year: 2017

Minister response to GCSE in BSL

14th Sep 2017

We were incredibly disappointed to see Schools Minister Nick Gibb’s response to the NDCS’ Right to Sign campaign.

Celebrating British Sign Language is a good thing

07th Sep 2017

Yesterday, Google caught the attention of millions of people across the UK with its impressive Google Doodle.

The Doodle, a special and temporary alteration of the logo on Google's homepage, celebrated BSL and the famous Braidwood Academy. It featured 6 schoolchildren fingerspelling ‘Google’ and linked to a short, fun video on the history of the world’s first deaf school and the fingerspelling alphabet.

Getting the most out of your training

06th Sep 2017

The newest staff team members at Signature have just passed all three assessments to achieve their Level 1 Award in British Sign Language.

We asked them how they got the most out of their training and what advice they would give to new learners.

Signature Level 6 Deafblind qualification becomes NRCPD approved course

26th Jul 2017

Signature’s Level 6 Certificate in Working Effectively with Deafblind Manual and Visual Frame and Hands On has been confirmed as an official route to registration by NRCPD.



Lindsay Foster: What UCAS recognition means for students, Signature, and better communication

14th Jul 2017

For almost 40 years, Signature has worked hard to improve communication between deaf and hearing people, which is why we are excited to announce that Signature Level 3 qualifications now qualify as points on the UCAS Tariff Calculator.

Leading the way with deafblind qualifications

25th May 2017
In November 2016, Signature published its Level 3 Award in Evaluating the Needs of Deafblind Adults. We're delighted to see the first of these courses underway, and we expect the first courses to be completed in July 2017. 

Lindsay Foster: BSL National Plan in Scotland

23rd May 2017

Lindsay Foster discusses Scotland's National Plan for BSL and its phenomenal potential for changing the lives of deaf people in Scotland.

Lindsay Foster: BSL and the national curriculum

08th May 2017

On 3 May 2017, we saw another petition campaigning for the addition of BSL to the national curriculum close. In our first ever Signature blog, executive director Lindsay Foster shares her thoughts on the Government’s response the petition and what this means for Signature.

The Signature Annual Awards is back!

07th Apr 2017

Nominations are now open for the Signature Annual Awards.

Important Information for Level 3 BSL

03rd Mar 2017

We thought it would be useful to explain the importance of Guided Learning Hours and why we recommend students take assessments at the end of their course.