6 week taster course

Available in the following locations:
  • Nationwide

Stuck in the house and fancy trying something new?

Our live classes on zoom are taught by qualified tutors that are native BSL users and are ideal for anybody who is interested in learning BSL with signs that are used in Scotland.

This is the perfect introduction to BSL for those who are not ready to commit to a full SQA course or just want to learn some basics for fun!

To sign up for a course, scroll to the bottom of this page and fill out the online registration form

Online course special price: £45.00 (normally £95:00)

Available courses

August 2020 class cancelled due to lack up uptake. Details of next course coming soon

Course content

  • Introducing yourself, fingerspelling & numbers
  • Family
  • Live where?
  • Travelling & Weather
  • General hospitality & polite conversation
  • Storytelling

**Progression after this Taster course takes you onto the SQA Introduction to BSL course (it does not qualify you to go straight into SQA Level 1).

Benefits of a live class rather than e-learning

You will be able to see and interact with not only the tutor but your classmates as well! This is the closest thing you’ll get to being in a classroom at the moment. You will have peer support through being able to practice with your classmates during class time. Instant access to your tutor if you have any questions – no long wait for an answer to a question!


We are currently using the online video-conferencing application Zoom to run our classes.

We recommend using a tablet or laptop to access the class but it is not essential. If you can connect it up to your TV, even better!

You do not have to create a Zoom account to join the class, but to get the best experience we do recommend having one (it is free).

Click here to visit the Zoom website

Click here for tutorials on how to use Zoom

Application form

Please note that we can only take online payment at this time. 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 £45. It will be a one-off payment, not a recurring one.

If you have any questions concerning our courses, please call 0131 556 3128 or email learn@deafaction.org

If there are fewer than 2 places remaining on your chosen course, please call 0131 556 3128 to check availability before continuing with this application.


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