Advanced Sign Language BSL

What is special about this course?

This course is designed to enable you to develop your ability to communicate with deaf people using BSL, in a range of familiar contexts. You will learn more about the grammar, linguistics, syntax and the unique structure of BSL and then apply this to learn to communicate using the language, in a variety of routine and real-life situations.

You will acquire a much broader vocabulary, which along with your enhanced knowledge of the structure of BSL, will allow you to have longer, more flowing communications than you could have achieved at Level 1.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements. However this course is designed for students who have already achieved their Level 1 British Sign Language qualification.

Three units of Level 2 BSL.

BSL 201 Receptive skills

BSL 202 Productive skills

BSL 203 Conversational skills

How will I study my course?

    How long will my course last?

    8 Week

    You will join a taught class for 2.5 hours in the evenings over 8 weeks.

    This course can be scheduled in any of our ten college centres but is dependent on adequate numbers.

    Where can I study my course?

      • Auchtertyre
      • Broadford
      • Fort William
      • Gairloch
      • Kilchoan
      • Kinlochleven
      • Mallaig
      • Portree
      • Strontian
      • Ullapool

    Start date

    Call your local college centre for up to date information.




    A Fee Waiver or funding of up to £200 could be available to help with payment of course fees, depending on your personal circumstances.

    This support will be available for people who are 16 or over, living in Scotland and either in low paid work or actively seeking work. To be eligible, you must have income of £22,000 a year or less, or be on certain benefits.

    You will also not be undertaking any secondary, further or higher education, SDS funded training or participating on the Community Jobs Scotland programme.

    Please contact your local college centre for more information about eligibility, or call us on 01397 874000.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    You will be in a position to use BSL for personal communication for employment.

    Is there more information available online?

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    Apply for Advanced Sign Language BSL

    To apply for this course, please contact your

    local college centre.

    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI West Highland. UHI West Highland 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.