SQA Level 1 BSL – Intermediate 1

Available in the following locations:

This course is designed for those who have completed the SQA Introduction to BSL course.

If you have not completed the Introduction course but do have experience of using BSL, you may be able to go straight in to Level 1.  This would apply to CODAs (children of deaf* adults) or siblings / other family members of BSL users.  In this circumstance, you will need to attend a skills test with one of our tutors to assess which level you are best suited to joining.  The skills test is free of charge.

Upcoming dates


Please note that for courses with limited availability (5 places or fewer) your place is not secured until you receive a booking confirmation email from the Training Co-ordinator.

Course details: 

Location: Deaf Action Head Office. 49 Albany Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3QY
Cost: £350 (payment plan options available. See below)

Available courses:

Tuesday evening
13th August 2019 – 21st January 2020

Wednesday evening
14th August 2019 – 4th December 2019

Course content

The Level 1 course builds on what you learned in your Introduction to BSL course.  You will cover similar topics but go in to more depth with the vocabulary and context.  You will continue to develop your understanding of BSL grammar, syntax, non-manual features and your receptive skills.

Course objectives

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

  • Communicate using straightforward BSL
  • Understand straightforward presentations in BSL

SQA Level 1 Unit Specification


This course costs £350. 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 1 week before course start date.

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

Application Forms

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

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

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