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 courses:

Tuesday evenings: 4th Feb-10th March 2020

Thursday evenings: 6th Feb-12th March 2020

Time: 6pm-8pm
Venue: Deaf Action. 49 Albany Street Edinburgh, EH1 3QY
Age: 16+

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.  For all applications (excluding work sponsored 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 1 week before the class start date.

Application form

Application pack (MS Word version)
Application pack (PDF version)

Completed application forms should be returned to or posted to:

Lauren McAnna
Deaf Action
49 Albany Street

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