British Sign Language unit 3 ADED11781

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 5
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Full Year
  • Available to Visiting 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.


Blocks 1, 2 and 3

2 hours per week for 10 weeks

For further information on class days and times, please visit University of Glasgow - Study - Short courses

Requirements of Entry

British Sign Language unit 2 or 40 learning hours in BSL

Excluded Courses





Practical skills task (typically 4-5 minutes) evaluating students' competence in productive and receptive skills in the language, including appropriate use in context.

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

Students must submit 100% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.