British Sign Language unit 3 ADED11781

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Full Year
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

In this course you will expand your basic communication skills in British Sign Language, learning how to use a wider variety of signs to exchange information on a range of everyday situations. You will develop the accuracy of your fingerspelling and become confident in the use of other elements of British Sign Language, such as hand shapes, location and orientation, placement, signing space and using facial expressions.


Block 1: 2 hours per week for 10 weeks:

■ Saturdays 14.30-16.30

Block 2: 2 hours per week for 10 weeks:

■ Saturdays 12.30-14.30

Block 3: 2 hours per week for 10 weeks:

■ Mondays 18.00-20.00

■ Saturdays 10.00-12.00

Requirements of Entry

British Sign Language unit 2 or equivalent

Excluded Courses






Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course aims to: 

■ Further learners' knowledge of basic, familiar everyday expressions and simple phrases to satisfy specific needs;

■ Develop productive and receptive skills;

■ Expand learners' range of basic signs;

■ Develop the use of additional signing and non-manual components.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to: 

■ Communicate using simple phrases and sentences to ask and answer questions in areas of specific need or familiar topics;

■ Recognise and use familiar signs and basic phrases concerning personal information and immediate needs;

■ Identify and use fingerspelling, signing space, placement and facial expressions.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits