Youth club BSL level 1

Learn BSL with other deaf young people like you.

This grant funded Youth Club BSL course is an inclusive way to learn BSL with other deaf young people. Taught by experienced deaf tutors, you will learn enough vocabulary and grammar to have basic conversations, identify and understand everyday signs and create a strong foundation for future learning.

The aim of these classes is not only to teach BSL, but to strengthen communication to encourage deaf young people to develop deaf pride and to realise a positive deaf identity.

Who is eligible?

  • Deaf children and young people
  • You must be a member of Deaf Action’s Youth Club
  • You must be willing to commit to the full 20 week course

Course content

The Youth Club course will cover:

  • Vocabulary and context
  • BSL grammar, syntax, non-manual features
  • Receptive skills

Our courses are all taught by qualified deaf tutors, so you’ll be learning from people who use BSL as their native language.

Course details

This course will take place online with the occasional in-person class. Those wishing to attend this course are expected to commit to attending the full 20 week course. As this is an SQA accredited programme, exams will be required in order to gain the full qualification.

Course dates: 13th January to 9th June (no class during Easter holidays)
Time: Friday evenings 6:30pm to 8:30pm

Cost: Free to deaf young people, thanks to our supporters and funders.

If you would like to sign up for this course, please fill out the booking form below. 

*parental consent required*

Booking form

Youth Club SQA Level 1

This unique course is open to all members of Deaf Action's Youth Club who would like to develop their BSL skills in a supportive environment, tailored the needs of the group. The course is free for those who wish to sign up, however, we expect full attendance for the 20-week duration.  On completion of the course, you will receive a formal qualification from SQA.

Dates: 13th January until 9th June (with two weeks off during the Easter holidays)

Time: 6:30pm until 8:30pm

Teaching will mainly take place online (Zoom), but there will be some in-person sessions to suit the group as agreed at a later date.

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