BSL taster course
in-person

Want to have fun and try something new?

Our Taster Course is the perfect start to British Sign Language (BSL) for those who are not ready to commit to a full SQA course or just want to learn some basics for fun!

Our courses are all taught by qualified deaf tutors, so you’ll be learning from people who use BSL as their native language. As Deaf Action is a charity, when you book your BSL course through us, the income is reinvested back into improving services for deaf people.

Course content
  • Introducing yourself, fingerspelling & numbers
  • Family
  • Where you live
  • Travelling & weather
  • General hospitality & polite conversation
  • Storytelling

Progression from this taster course takes you onto the SQA Introduction to BSL course. The SQA Introduction to BSL course will need to be completed before you can progress to the SQA Level 1 BSL course.

Course details
Orkney

Our BSL taster courses are available in-person in Orkney. Classes take place at St Magnus Centre, Kirkwall, Orkney.

Course dates: 16th January to 27th February (no class on 6th Feb)
Time: Monday evenings, 7pm to 9pm
Price: This 6-week course is £95

Dumfries

Our BSL taster courses are available in-person in Dumfries. Classes take place at The Stove Network, 100 High Street, Dumfries DG1 2BJ.

Course dates: 20th February to 27th March 2023
Time: Monday afternoons, 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Price: This 6-week course is £95

Castle Douglas

Our BSL taster courses are available in-person in Castle Douglas. Classes take place at CatStrand, High Street, New Galloway, Castle Douglas, DG7 3RN.

Course dates: 20th February to 27th March 2023
Time: Monday afternoons, 10am to 12pm
Price: This 6-week course is £95

We also offer online taster courses, so no matter where you’re based, you’ll find a course to suit. 

Booking form
Sign up form: 6 week BSL taster course In-house
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When you click submit, you will be re-directed to the payment page. We are only able to accept online payment at this time through Go Cardless. When you are taken to the payment page, do not be concerned that it says you are 'setting up a Direct Debit with Deaf Action'. It is a restricted direct debit which means we will only take one individual payment of £95. It will be a one-off payment, not a recurring one. You will receive an email confirmation and further instructions from learn@deafaction.org once your payment has been verified. This can take up to 3 working days.