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Signature nominated for ‘Qualification of the Year’ at FAB Awards 2021

26th Oct 2021

At Signature, we take pride in everything we do and so it has been a fantastic honour to have been recognised and shortlisted for ‘Awarding Organisation of the Year’ this year. 

BSLforBeginners is now accredited by The CPD Certification Service

26th Oct 2021

Signature is delighted to announce that BSLforBeginners, our online British Sign Language (BSL) course is now Accredited by the CPD Certification Service. Developed and presented by Deaf teachers this course provides an immersive learning experience, with informal clips, receptive practice, short multiple-choice quizzes, vocabulary whilst contributing towards your CPD portfolio (1 CPD point). “CPD stands …

Lindsay Foster: GCSE Update

25th Oct 2021

On Wednesday 20th October 2021, Lindsay Foster, Executive Director at Signature met with the Department for Education (DfE) for a progress update on the GCSE in British Sign Language. The DfE told us that there would be a public consultation relating to the GCSE and this would be shared in the first half of 2022. …

Signature Loyalty Programme 2021

18th Oct 2021

It’s hard to believe that we launched the Signature loyalty programme over two years ago. While in many ways the launch party in 2019 feels like yesterday, the last 20 months has been somewhat a blur for us all. Despite the restrictions, we were able to continue to distribute certificates and trophies last year which …

Rosie Cooper, MP, meets with Deaf sector representatives to discuss a British Sign Language Bill

14th Oct 2021

On Wednesday 6th October 2021, Rosie Cooper, MP, met with representatives from the Deaf Sector to discuss a British Sign Language Bill which she will bring forward as a Private Member’s Bill in January 2022. The aims of the British Sign Language (BSL) Bill will be to declare BSL as an official language of the …

British Sign Language for beginners available now

04th Oct 2021

Signature the UK’s leading awarding organisation in deaf communication qualifications have today announced a new online course – British Sign Language (BSL) for beginners. BSL for beginners is a comprehensive online course developed alongside language experts and Deaf teachers to provide communication skills and knowledge. Signature have drawn on 40 years of experience enabling hundreds …

International Week of Deaf People 2021

20th Sep 2021

Today is the start of International Week of Deaf People 2021. This week, we come together to recognise that deaf people have their own communities, our own cultures, our own languages, sign languages, which unite us all. This year’s theme for the International Week of Deaf People is “Celebrating Thriving Deaf Communities”. Deaf communities have …

Celebrating 40 years of Signature – Catholic Deaf Association 

02nd Sep 2021

Based in Manchester, Catholic Deaf are an association for both Deaf and hearing people who offer services and support Deaf people.

Introducing our new course – BSL for beginners

31st Aug 2021

Signature the UK’s leading awarding organisation in British Sign Language (BSL) are excited to share our new online course – BSL for beginners.   The course, an introduction to BSL and deaf awareness provides an immersive learning experience, with informal clips, receptive practice, short multiple-choice quizzes, vocabulary and more.  Over the last 6 – 12 months we have seen an increase in online ‘introductory’ courses popping up, concerns have been raised with …

Reigate Park Primary Academy announce success as Year 6 pupils pass their British Sign Language (BSL) level 101 with flying colours!

22nd Jul 2021

Reigate Park Primary Academy has recently introduced British Sign Language (BSL) into their curriculum. This has been a huge success, with some of their Year 6 pupils undertaking their Signature BSL level 101 exam and passing with flying colours! Reigate Park Primary Academy’s vision is to create a primary BSL curriculum that can be taught …

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