For employers



Employability resources Information for employers As an employer we know you might feel a little daunted if you have not received any previous deaf awareness training. You may even wonder if your workplace offers suitable jobs for deaf people or not. So, we’ve created a handy guide with lots of resources and advice on how to ensure you can make ...

SQA Level 3 BSL (SCQF 6)


BSL Courses

SQA Level 3 BSL (SCQF 6) Click for BSL Video Wanting to advance your career? Or perhaps you have a deaf family member or friend and you would like to have meaningful conversations in BSL? Our BSL Level 3 course is ideal for those progressing on from Level 2. The course focus is on developing advanced vocabulary and context and ...

SQA Level 2 BSL (SCQF 5)

BSL Courses

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SQA Level 2 BSL (SCQF 5) Click for BSL Video Our BSL Level 2 course is ideal if you have already completed BSL Level 1, have a good knowledge of BSL and want to progress to more advanced signing. By the end of the course, you’ll be able to communicate with deaf people and feel confident in a work or ...

SQA Level 1 BSL (SCQF 4)

BSL Courses

SQA Level 1 BSL (SCQF 4) Click for BSL Video 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 ...

SQA Introduction to BSL (SCQF level 3)

BSL Courses

SQA Introduction to BSL (SCQF level 3) Click for BSL Video 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 ...

BSL taster course in-person

BSL Courses

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BSL taster course in-person Click for BSL Video 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 ...

Counselling, wellbeing and health support

BSL Health & Wellbeing Support

Counselling, health and wellbeing support BSL Video Here for you We offer mental health counselling, health advice workshops and wellbeing support, because we know how difficult it can be to look after your mind and body. You might be feeling lonely, anxious, frustrated, or maybe you are feeling worried about your finances or work.  Our Wellbeing Service for deaf people ...

Supported accommodation in Edinburgh


Support Service

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Supported accommodation Click for BSL Video Supported accommodation for deaf adults Located within the Dunedin Canmore Housing Association development at Slateford Green, Edinburgh, our accommodation is designed to provide support for deaf adults with additional needs. We have a team of experienced staff that provide support for those who have physical disabilities, learning difficulties, periods of mental ill-health, or other ...

Specialist equipment

Specialist Equipment Service

Deaf Specialist Equipment
Specialist equipment Click for BSL Video Specialist deaf equipment as unique as you At Deaf Action, we know that every hearing loss is different, and we can help you access a wide range of specialist hard of hearing and deaf equipment, for tailored support as unique as you are. Our equipment and installation services are designed to improve your independence ...

Social care in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Social Work

Deaf social care Social care services in Edinburgh and the Lothians Click for BSL Video What is deaf social care? Deaf Action provides care for deaf people to support independent living. Who can access this service? Our social care services are available to deaf people who live in Edinburgh and the Lothians. How can deaf social care help? We provide ...