SQA Introduction to BSL – Access 3 (SCQF level 3)

Available in the following locations:
  • Edinburgh

If you’re new to sign language the best place to start is with our SQA Introduction to British Sign Language course.

This course will teach you the basics of the language and give you a solid foundation to build on as you progress through the levels.

You don’t need any prior experience or knowledge to join this course.

Class details

Location: Deaf Action Head Office. 49 Albany Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3QY
Cost: £350 (payment plan options available. See below)
Minimum age: 16 years old
Time: 6pm start. End time is either 8pm or 8.30pm depending on which night you attend

Available courses:

Tuesday evening: 4th February – 30th June 2020. 6pm-8pm
Wednesday evening: 5th February – 3rd June 2020. 6pm-8.30pm

Course content

Throughout this course you will cover various topics including: numbers & time, family and home life, travelling to work / holidays, giving directions, food & drink, hobbies, activities and shopping.  You will also begin to learn how to structure sentences using BSL grammar and syntax, begin to use non-manual features (facial expression and body language) and learn how to describe the placement of objects, rooms within buildings and people.

Course objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Produce personal information for users of British Sign Language
  • Respond to personal information produced by users of British Sign Language
  • Receive information from simple presentations in British Sign Language

SQA Introduction to BSL Unit Specification


This course costs £350.  This includes all course fees and SQA registration. For all applications, excluding work sponsored places; a non-refundable deposit of £50 must be received with the application in order to secure a place on the course, with the remaining balance due for payment one week before the course start date.

Payment plans are available. See application pack (page 5)

Application forms

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

Payment plans are available. Information in application pack

Return completed applications to learn@deafaction.org or F.A.O Training Officer. Deaf Action, 49 Albany Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3QY

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