• Languages
  • January
  • Professional accredited qualification


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Intro to the course:

This is an introductory course for those with no knowledge of BSL, or who want to refresh their skills. The course includes: 

  • Basic proficiency in BSL so you can understand and respond to basic greetings, colours, numbers and the alphabet
  • D/deaf awareness 
  • Aspects of deaf history and culture.

Professional accredited qualification

Study mode
Part-Time Evening

Start date

Who is the course for?

Ideal for those who haven’t previously studied British Sign Language or who want to refresh their skills.

What will I study?

You'll develop basic proficiency in BSL, which will enable you to understand and communicate about everyday matters such as basic greetings, colours, numbers and the alphabet. The course also covers basic D/deaf awareness and aspects of deaf history and culture.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment of communicating with another user of BSL and understanding information provided in BSL.

Why should I choose this course?

You’ll gain a basic introduction to BSL, its history and communicating with the D/deaf Community. BSL is promoted by the Scottish Government and is a preferred language for D/deaf people.

Where can this course lead?

Future employment after further study working in the health and social care sector, and careers in school support and communication/additional support needs (ASN).

What are the entry requirements?

No formal entry requirements.

What are the interview arrangements?

No formal interview.

Other information:

The cost of this course is £250. Some students get help with funding their studies. 

Take a look at our fees and funding pages for advice and to see if you'd qualify for student support. 

You may be eligible to receive up to £200 towards the cost of this course by applying for an SDS Individual Training Account (ITA).

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Study mode Part-Time Evening Start date 11/01/2023 Duration 12 weeks or more
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