British Sign Language: Introduction SCQF Level 3

What is special about this course?

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.

The award has been 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.

Special features:

  • Practical based
  • Certificated with a group award
  • Progression routes
  • 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

Blended teaching approach to support and enhance face-to-face contact in the classroom.

How long will my course last?

10 Weeks

Evening: Tuesdays, 6.30pm-8.30pm

Course cost:  £90

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date

Tuesday, 6th September 2022 & Tuesday,17th January 2023


The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of this course you may progress on to British Sign Language: Intermediate 1 (SCQF Level 4/5).

Is there more information available online?

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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.