Signature are looking at introducing a Level 4 BSL / ISL qualification to bridge any gap between the Level 3 Certificate in BSL / ISL and Level 6 NVQ Certificate in BSL / ISL. The qualification could become a stepping stone, allowing learners to build their skills and it will be written against the UK Occupational Language Standards (Cilt, 2010).

As a new Level 4 qualification, learners will have to meet certain standards. For example:

- Take part in unpredictable discussion over extended periods

- Handle a wide range of non standard business correspondence, reports and proposals

- Undertake negotiations on a wide range of topics

We want to know your opinion and make sure that we write a qualification that meets the needs of learners, teachers and BSL / ISL users.

It would be really helpful if you could give us your feedback. This will be used to help us develop the qualification.