Beginners Sign Language

What is special about this course?

This course is an introduction to basic sign language.  This course is for students who have no knowledge of British Sign Language. It will help you develop your basic sign language skills.

The course will explore Deaf Awareness in some detail and the history and development of BSL.

Students can work towards gaining their Level 1 qualification in BSL.

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements.

  •  You will learn a wide variety of signs and how to use them in different contexts and situations
  • You will put them together to achieve a basic level of communication in BSL

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.




    If you already have a Skills Development Scotland Individual Learning Account (ILA) then you can enrol on a course until 30 June 2017 as long as the course commences no later than 30 September 2017.

    From October 2017, the scheme is being refreshed. For more information on how to apply for a new Individual Training Account (ITA) from Skills Development Scotland, go to:

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    Advanced British Sign Language

    Is there more information available online?

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    Apply for Beginners Sign Language

    To apply for this course, please contact your

    local college centre.

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

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