BSL taster course

Want to have fun and try something new?

Our Taster Course is the perfect start to British Sign Language (BSL) for those who are not ready to commit to a full SQA course or just want to learn some basics for fun!

Our courses are all taught by qualified deaf tutors, so you’ll be learning from people who use BSL as their native language. As Deaf Action is a charity, when you book your BSL course through us, the income is reinvested back into improving services for deaf people.

Course content
  • Introducing yourself, fingerspelling & numbers
  • Family
  • Where you live
  • Travelling & weather
  • General hospitality & polite conversation
  • Storytelling

Progression from this taster course takes you onto the SQA Introduction to BSL course. The SQA Introduction to BSL course will need to be completed before you can progress to the SQA Level 1 BSL course.

Course details

Our BSL taster courses are available in-person in Edinburgh. Classes take place at Deaf Action, 49 Albany Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3QY.

Course dates: 26th October to 30th November 2023
Time: Thursday evenings, 6pm to 8pm
Price: This 6-week course is £95

We also offer online taster courses, so no matter where you’re based, you’ll find a course to suit. 

Booking form
Sign up form: 6 week BSL taster course In-house
I would like to attend *
The recommended minimum age for this course is 16 years old. However, 14 and 15 year olds may join with parental consent. Please indicate which age range you belong to *
Once your application form and payment are submitted you have committed to a place on a course. The course fee is non-refundable. *
Deaf Action will never share your personal or contact information with any 3rd parties. We would however like to keep you informed of any future BSL or Deaf Awareness courses which may be of interest to you. If you consent to us emailing you with information about new courses please tick the box.

When you click submit, you will be re-directed to the payment page. We are only able to accept online payment at this time through Go Cardless. When you are taken to the payment page, do not be concerned that it says you are 'setting up a Direct Debit with Deaf Action'. It is a restricted direct debit which means we will only take one individual payment of £95. It will be a one-off payment, not a recurring one. You will receive an email confirmation and further instructions from once your payment has been verified. This can take up to 3 working days.