Signature is the leading awarding body for deaf communication qualifications in the UK.

When you choose to study with Signature, you are gaining access to our 35 years of experience in developing and maintaining the standard of our nationally recognised qualifications. In addition to this we are committed to providing the very best support to our centres. We ensure that they have access to the latest teacher training, and make use of the latest resources available to them.

We strive to make sure that you receive the best experience possible, and we are here to support you throughout your period of study, and beyond.

With over 30 years experience we are the leading awarding body for qualifications in deaf and deafblind communication techniques.

Why Signature?

All of our qualifications are accredited by Ofqual. Throughout the UK, you will find over 300 colleges, universities, schools, societies, deaf clubs, community groups and specialist centres proudly offering Signature qualifications.

What support is available?

BSLHomework is accessed via the Signature Learning Hub and is a comprehensive online library of video clips and support materials to help you understand the assessments, develop your vocabulary and linguistics skills, and practice your receptive BSL skills from wherever you are.

Developed by BSL teachers and experts from across the UK, BSLHomework is the perfect training resource for anyone studying Level 1, 2 or 3 in British Sign Language.

Find out more here.

BSLHomeworkextra is our range of DVD’s aimed at supporting Signature students throughout their qualification, and helping them practice receptive skills. BSLHomeworkextra is available in the Signature shop, in either DVD or digital format. The DVD features 5 short stories to support your learning, presented by a range of presenters from across the UK.

Find out more here.

Finding a course

Find a course couldn’t be easier. All you need to do use our centre finder to locate a Signature centre in your local area. From here, you will be able to contact the centre directly for further information, using the contact details provided.

Get in Touch

If you’re interested in finding out some more information about studying our qualifications, you can get in touch with one of our friendly customer support officers. You can call 0191 383 1155 or email