British Sign Language: Introduction SCQF Level 3

What is special about this course?

Designed to appeal to both hearing and deaf learners, the British Sign Language award at SCQF Level 3 will help you to develop your language skills and enable you to communicate with British Sign Language users in various contexts.

You will also develop your understanding of how sign languages work, and how it differs from spoken and written languages. It will also enhance your understanding of Scotland’s Deaf Community, people and culture.

This programme delivers the requirement of the British Sign Language (Scotland) Act 2015 and the development of the British Sign Language National Plan 2017–2023.

Special features:

  • Practical based course
  • You will receive a group award certification
  • Opportunity to progress onto a higher level BSL course
  • Blended learning approach

Entry requirements

No formal academic entry requirements.

Course content includes:

  • British Sign Language: Understanding Language and Linguistics
  • British Sign Language: Using Language in Context

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Evening

This is a practical based course with face-to-face classes on campus supplemented with our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

How long will my course last?

14 Weeks


Course cost:  £90

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date

Session 2024-25


If you are studying part time and are on low income or in receipt of certain benefits your course fees may be covered by a fee waiver.

If you are not Ordinarily Resident in Scotland, you may need to pay course fees.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.


Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of this course you may:

  • Progress onto British Sign Language: Intermediate 1 (SCQF Level 4/5).

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Moray. UHI Moray operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.