iBSL Advice to Centres

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iBSL Sign Language Week 2020

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iBSL Office Closure

We would like to inform you that the iBSL office will be closed from today (17th March 2020). We will be sure to keep you updated as to when the office will next be open again.

Our staff are currently working remotely to ensure that iBSL is still open for business. We are still contactable via email.

iBSL will be sending out updates and information regarding our policy in relation to coronavirus.

Thank you for your patience.

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Become an Approved iBSL Centre

Approved Centre Procedure

To become an approved centre, please complete our Register a request form via our Online Portal.

For any support you can email IBSL at centre@ibsl.org.uk

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Level 6 Interpreting Qualification

iBSL is pleased to confirm that learners who achieve our Level 6 Interpreting Qualification and are proficient in two sign languages (Level 6 in BSL and an appropriate accreditation in another sign language) will be able to register with the NRCPD as a Registered Sign Language Interpreter (sign language to sign language).

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2020 Annual Standardisation Meetings (ASM)

iBSL are pleased to announce the re-launch of our Annual Standardisation Meetings (ASM) this year! All teachers/assessors are required to attend these meetings, it will be a fantastic opportunity to network as well as count the day towards your CPD, you will receive an attendance certificate.

We shall be holding two separate ASM at two different venues.

One  will be held on the 4th July 2020, in Warrington.

One will be held on the 25th July 2020, in Cardiff.

For any further information, please contact the iBSL Admin Team: admin@ibsl.org.uk

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iBSL Freelance External Examiners Vacancies

iBSL are pleased to announce that we are expanding our team of External Examiners. We are seeking skilled individuals to work on assessments across our full range of BSL and other qualifications.

For more information in English about the role please click here: Interested in becoming an iBSL freelance EE

For more information in BSL, please view this video:


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Working together with centres

An open letter to all iBSL centres.  Please also share this information with your teaching team and learners.

Working Together With Centres

BSL version of the letter




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More free 2-Day Linguistic Workshop in July

This summer iBSL will hold another free two-day linguistic workshop delivered by Kate Rowley, at The Gateway, 85-101 Sankey Street, Warrington WA1 1SR.

Attendance at both full days of this workshop is compulsory for teachers at iBSL registered centres – either as a refresher course or for new teachers who want to learn about linguistics.

There are only 13 places available, so tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis, via Eventbrite – the link is below.

The closing date for purchasing tickets is Friday 21st June 2019. iBSL will be running this two-day workshop again in Autumn.

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