SQA Level 1 BSL
(SCQF 4)

Already completed an Introduction to BSL and ready to take the next step?

Our SQA Level 1 BSL course will help develop your confidence in communicating in BSL as well as learning further about deaf culture.

Course objectives
  • Communicate simple information in BSL
  • Understand presentations in BSL
Course content
  • Build upon topics covered in introduction level
  • Vocabulary and context
  • BSL grammar, syntax, non-manual features
  • Receptive skills

Please note if you have prior experience in using BSL, you may be able to fast track to level 1, once completing and passing a free skills test. Please contact us for more information.

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

Our courses are taking place online and in-person in our Head Office in Edinburgh, so no matter where you are, you can join us. Our course options are listed below.


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

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


Course dates: 6th February to 2nd July 2024
Time: Tuesday evenings, 6pm to 8pm

Price: £280
*Online course now full*

*These courses are now full, please join the waiting list by filling out the form below*

Waiting list

SQA L1/L2/L3 waiting list
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