British Sign Language An introduction Broadly comparable to SCQF Level 3

Giving you the basic skills needed to communication using British Sign Language.


Why take this course?

This course will introduce you to British Sign Language, and provide you with a good base knowledge.

What you will experience

You will start to learn to use BSL to for establishing social and business relations, and for communicating information, pleasure and vocational needs in informal and formal, everyday and vocational situations.

Topics and skills include:

  • Exchanging personal information with BSL users
  • Obtaining and providing goods and services
  • How to understand simple presentations in a range of situations
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Key facts

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Entry requirements

There are no formal entry qualifications required for this course.

What you need to know

Next steps


At North East Scotland College

Learners can progress to:



Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.

We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.

This course is currently unavailable. Please contact the Student Advice Centre for more information or register an interest.

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