iBSL are recruiting a full time Junior Administrator

iBSL are recruiting a full time Junior Administrator. The closing date for applications is Tuesday 29th January 2019 at 12pm. Late applications will not be accepted.

Click here: Junior Administrator

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2 Days Deafblind Awareness Pilot in Ireland

We are pleased to announce that having received an Awards for All Grant from the Big Lottery fund, iBSL are now looking to create revised qualifications around Deafblind Awareness. Part of this funding was recently used to provide a pilot course Deafblind Awareness Level 1 in Ireland, free of charge to the participants. This was the first time the course, which had already been available throughout the UK and Northern Ireland, had been offered in Ireland.

Below are some pictures and testimonials below from the fantastic event.


‘Course instructors having dual sensory loss so able to give personal experience of deafblind’

‘very informative and practical information’


‘very thought inspiring’

‘the course has made me reflect on my own work practice’

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iBSL Office Closure for the 2018 Christmas Holidays

The iBSL office will close for the Christmas Holidays on Friday 21st December 2018 at 12 noon and will re-open on Thursday 3rd January 2019.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Merry Christmas e-card

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iBSL are recruiting a new Academic and Quality Assurance Officer.

iBSL are recruiting a full time Academic and Quality Assurance Officer. The closing date for applications is Friday 21st December 2018 at 12pm. Late applications will not be accepted.

Click here Academic and Quality Assurance Officer for the job description.

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Selecting an accredited course provider

Students are advised to enrol with one of iBSL’s Centres or another Awarding Body if wishing to study a BSL qualification. Please be aware training supplied by training centres or an online organisation who are not listed with iBSL or another Awarding Body will be unlikely to provide appropriate training towards recognised BSL qualifications.

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Qualification Approval


Please note courses cannot be advertised until they have been approved by IBSL.  This includes centres previously registered for other IBSL courses.  If a new course is being established the process to register the new course must be undertaken again.  Failure to follow the course approval process may result in unnecessary time and costs.




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Website Information

Our IBSL website has recently been updated, you might notice some changes which have been made to the news, events and centres page.

You will now be able to access the updated BSL studies qualifications and Level 2 Deafblind Communication Studies qualification on the website.

Please have a look at the qualifications information and our website.

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Whistleblowing Information

On the IBSL website there is new information that we would like to bring to your attention – please read the information on Whistleblowing.


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IBSL are excited to announce that we now have BSL Clips for all our Qualification Specifications!To view these please visit our website: https://ibsl.org.uk/bsl-studies/
QR code Level 1 iBSLQR code Level 2 iBSLQR code Level 3 iBSLQR code Level 4 iBSLQR code Level 6 iBSL

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iBSL Grant

iBSL are proud to announce we have received a £10,000 grant from Awards for All to develop an innovative ‘Deafblind Qualifications Project’. This is the first such qualification in the UK.

The aim is to develop a Level 6 Diploma in Deafblind Communication Studies. This is to meet the demands that have arisen as a result of the implementation of the Care Act 2014.

iBSL would like to congratulate our former CEO Peter Jackson who submitted the application!

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