• Languages
  • August
  • Part-Time Evening
  • January
  • 12 weeks or more
  • SCQF Level 3
  • Professional accredited qualification

BSL: INTRODUCTION

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Intro to the course:

This is an introductory course for those with no knowledge of British Sign Language (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

Qualification
Professional accredited qualification

Study mode
Multiple Available

Start date
31/08/2023
18/01/2024

Who is the course for?

Ideal for those who haven’t previously studied BSL 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.

Next step course options

BSL Level 1 (SCQF Level 4)

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) or both.

What are the entry requirements?

No formal entry requirements.

What are the interview arrangements?

No formal interview.

Fees, finance and funding:

Fees and finances for evening:

This course is eligible for:
- ITA approved

Find out more about Individual Training Accounts (ITA): https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-training-accounts-ita

Find out more about Part-Time Fee Grants (PFGs): https://www.saas.gov.uk/part-time

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).


Evening course: This course will run 2 hours per week for 10 weeks.,

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