Signature is a national charity and the leading awarding body for deaf communication qualifications in the UK. With almost 40 years’ experience, we’ve supported more than 450,000 people to learn British Sign Language. All Signature qualifications are nationally recognised and accredited by Ofqual (The office of the Qualifications and Examinations regulator). In 2019 Signature was announced as the winner of ‘Awarding Organisation of the year’ by the Federation of Awarding bodies.

Signature is proud to be celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week!

09th May 2022

Today marks the launch of Mental Health Awareness Week, the UK’s national week to raise awareness of mental health! The week, which is hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, is in its 22nd year and runs from 9-15 May. This year, the theme for the week is ‘Loneliness’. Across the country, people will be reflecting …

My Deaf Story: Oliver Richardson

02nd May 2022

Hi, I’m Oliver Richardson, I currently work as a Drinking Water Process Scientist for one of the largest Water companies in the UK. My role involves ensuring that we provide wholesome drinking water to our customers 24/7, supporting our operational colleagues with any issues that may impact drinking water quality. Deafness means exactly that; being …

My Deaf Story: Claire Cooper-King

02nd May 2022

As part of our Deaf Awareness week series see below Claire’s Deaf story.  My name is Claire Cooper-King for social media. I’m 43 years old; something my brain won’t accept, but my body agrees with wholeheartedly ha-ha. I’ve worked in accounts for nearly 22 years, but my main passions are in acting, movies, and the …

My Deaf Story: Linsey Stocks

02nd May 2022

Thanks to Linsey, the Groups Coordinator at Forth Valley Sensory Centre.

Signature Fee Update

25th Apr 2022

Signature annually review all our policies, regulations, and fees to make sure we continue to operate and provide the level of service expected by our centres and candidates. Over the last 2 years, throughout Covid, we have done as much as possible to provide support to our centres and learners to allow them to achieve …

Signature meet Casualty star Gabriella Leon

23rd Apr 2022

Gabriella Leon starred as ‘Jade Lovall’, Casualty’s first deaf series regular in the shows history between 2018-2021. Gabriella’s main storylines on Casualty involved a team of deaf creatives, where her character ‘Jade’ met her birth mother for the first time and put the authentic experience of being deaf at the front of the narrative. The …

Deaf Day 2022 – we look forward to seeing you there

20th Apr 2022

Signature is looking forward to seeing everyone at the City Lit Deaf Day this Saturday (23rd April 2022). Signature will be in room 106 why not come and say hello to our helpful team, who will be on hand to answer any questions you have. We also have some great freebies to give away this year!! …

NHS Launches Landmark Mental Health Campaign With ‘Help!’ From The Beatles

01st Apr 2022

The NHS has launched a new landmark campaign using the iconic Beatles song ‘Help!” to get the nation taking better care of their mental health. Backed by some of the UK’s biggest artists, the campaign encourages people struggling with their mental health to seek support. ‘Help!’, written by John Lennon in 1964, was credited by the …

Introducing the ‘Signature Hall of Fame’!  

28th Mar 2022

We are delighted to introduce the ‘Signature Hall of Fame’!   This is a one-off event, where we will come together for Signature’s 40th-year celebration, recognising those people who have gone above and beyond to improve deaf communication over this time.  Over the 40 years we have seen so many inspiring stories and people doing amazing things …

British Sign Language Bill passes final hurdle in House of Commons, as thousands of Deaf people gather to celebrate in Trafalgar Square

18th Mar 2022

A Bill to recognise British Sign Language (BSL) as a language of England, Scotland and Wales has passed unopposed by MPs this afternoon on its third and final reading in the House of Commons. The BSL Bill, which was brought forward by Labour MP Rosie Cooper as a Private Member’s Bill and has since gained …