Six week taster course – Introduction to BSL

Available in the following locations:
  • Edinburgh

This 6 week taster course will give you an introduction to British Sign Language in a no pressure environment.  This is the perfect starter course for those who are not sure about committing to the full SQA courses and would like to try it out before moving on to a full course**.

Upcoming dates:

Dates:  Tuesday 30th April – Tuesday 4th June / Thursday 2nd May – Thursday 6th June
Time: 6pm-8pm
Venue: Deaf Action. 49 Albany Street Edinburgh, EH1 3QY

Course content

  • Week 1 – Introducing yourself
  • Week 2 – Family
  • Week 3 – Live where?
  • Week 4 – Travelling & Weather
  • Week 5 –At the café and general hospitality
  • Week 6 – Storytelling

 **This course does not qualify you to go straight in to SQA Level 1. The progression from this is the SQA Introduction to BSL course.


This course costs £95.  A £20 non-refundable deposit is required to secure your place on the course.

ITA funding

This course is eligible for Skills Development Scotland’s ITA funding scheme. However, applications for ITA funding have closed for 2018-2019 as they have met their target. Applications for ITA funding will re-open in April 2019. Click here for more information

Application form

 Application form (MS Word version)
Application form (PDF version)

Completed application forms should be returned to or posted to:

Lauren McAnna
Deaf Action
49 Albany Street

For all applications, excluding work sponsored places and ITA funded places; a non-refundable deposit of £20 must be received with the application in order to secure a place on the course, with the remaining balance due for payment 2 weeks before the class start date.

If you have any questions concerning our courses, please contact the Training Co-ordinator on 0131 556 3128 or by email to