SQA Introduction to BSL
(SCQF level 3)

Time to experience something new?

The SQA Introduction to British Sign Language is the perfect place to start. As well as developing a solid foundation of sign language, you will also learn about deaf culture and community.

Course objectives
  • Produce personal information for users of British Sign Language
  • Respond to personal information produced by users of British Sign Language
  • Receive information from simple presentations in British Sign Language
Course content

During the introduction course you will cover:

  • Numbers & time
  • Family and home life
  • Travelling to work
  • Holidays
  • Providing directions
  • Food & drink
  • Hobbies, activities & shopping
  • Learn how to structure sentences using BSL grammar and syntax
  • Use non-manual features (facial expression and body language)
  • Learn how to describe the placement of objects, rooms within buildings and people

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 details

We will be running two Introduction to BSL courses. Our courses are taking place online and in-person at our Head Office in Edinburgh, so no matter where you are, you can join us. Our course options are listed below.


Course dates: 5th February to 1st July 2024
Time: Monday evenings, 6pm to 8pm

Price: £350
*In-house course now full*


Course dates: 7th February to 3rd July, 2024
Time: Wednesday evenings, 6pm to 8pm

Price: £280
*Online course now full*

Please join the waiting list below by filling in the form.

Waiting list

SQA Intro waiting list
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