SQA Level 2 BSL – Intermediate 2 (SCQF level 5)

Available in the following locations:
  • Edinburgh

This course is designed for those who have completed the SQA Level 1 BSL course.

If you have not completed the Level 1 course but do have experience of using BSL, you may be able to go straight in to Level 2.  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.

Please note that your place is not secured until you receive a booking confirmation email from the Training Officer.

Course details:

Course length: 40 weeks
Location: Deaf Action Head Office. 49 Albany Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3QY
Cost: £700 (payment plan options available. See below)

Available courses:

The course due to start in February 2020 is still pending. To be put on the waiting list for this course please email learn@deafaction.org. As soon as more information is available, we will email you.

Course content

The Level 2 course builds on what you learned in your Level 1 course.  You will cover a wider range of topics and go in to more depth with the vocabulary and context.  You will continue to develop your understanding of BSL grammar, syntax, non-manual features, role-shift, discussion skills & receptive skills; work on your presentation skills and start looking at deaf culture, deaf issues and deaf history.

Course objectives

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

  • Communicate using detailed BSL
  • Understand detailed presentations in BSL
  • Present information in BSL.

SQA Level 2 Unit Specification


This course costs £700.  This includes all course fees and SQA registration. For all applications, excluding work sponsored places; a non-refundable deposit of £100 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 available. See application pack (page 5)

Application forms

Can be downloaded here:

Applications for the August 2019 term have closed. Next intake will be February 2020. Application forms will be available from mid-October

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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