Signature

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.

Heather Jackson award winner announced

24th May 2021

Congratulations to Lidia Best who has been awarded The Heather Jackson Award for her significant contribution to the improvement of the welfare and opportunity of deafened people. Lidia who is currently the chair of NADP (National Association of Deafened People) became hard of hearing at the age of 12 before completely losing her hearing in …

Recognising Signature teachers

10th May 2021

The last 14 months have been difficult and for a lot of us, we have faced disruptions that we couldn’t have anticipated. At Signature, we worked hard to adjust how we work and developed an online platform that allows learners across all levels to learn and take assessments online. Moving forward, as things begin to return to normal, the option to teach online will remain available to our centres.

Signature is celebrating Mental Health Awareness Week

10th May 2021

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 21st year and runs from 10-16 May.

Introducing the Signature Guest Blog

05th May 2021

2020 brought new challenges for all of us, but it also gave us a lot of time to think about what is most important. In 2021 we want to improve our digital platforms and create new opportunities for us to connect with our audience.  

Deaf Awareness Week 2021

03rd May 2021

The past 12 months have been exceptionally challenging for all of us, with restrictions easing and life slowly returning back to normal Signature is proud to support UK Council on Deafness by celebrating Deaf Awareness Week.

Celebrating 40 years of Signature – Focus on deafscotland

27th Apr 2021

We continue our focus on our founding members, this time looking at deafscotland. Known for being the lead organisation for deaf issues in Scotland, deafscotland (Formerly Scottish Council on Deafness) is made up of members from across the country. Much of their work involves organising events, conferences and National Council meetings. deafscotland state that their vision …

BDA – BSL Act Now! Campaign Update

26th Apr 2021

A Campaign Update from the BDA on the BSL Act Now! Campaign 

So far, 356 MPs have received a BSL Bill email letter from local Deaf and BSL supporters.

Heather Jackson Award 2021

24th Mar 2021

The Heather Jackson Award is presented jointly by the National Association of Deafened People (NADP), Signature, and Hearing Link. The award is made annually to a deafened person who has made a significant contribution to the improvement of the welfare and opportunities of deafened people, as well as enhanced positive relationships between deafened and hearing people.

Celebrating 40 years of Signature – Focus on BATOD

22nd Mar 2021

We continue our focus on our founding members, this time looking at BATOD (British Association of Teachers of the Deaf).

Formed in 1976, BATOD is the sole association in the UK which represent teachers of deaf children and young people.

Celebrating Sign Language Week 2021

15th Mar 2021

Run by the British Deaf Association, the theme of this year's Sign Language Week is Sign Language for all.