Key facts

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Join this course to further develop your basic communication skills in British Sign Language. Learn to use a range of signs and exchange information in some common everyday situations. You will develop your fingerspelling skills to understand and spell back, and become familiar with other elements of British Sign Language, such as placement, signing space and using facial expressions. 

Choose this course if you want to: 

  • Learn basic signs to ask and answer questions in very familiar situations. 
  • Recognise fingerspelling and spell back. 
  • Begin to use signing space, placement and facial expressions. 
  • Have opportunities to practise your skills with other users of the language 

Who is this course for?

This course is recommended for learners who have completed British Sign Language Unit 1 or equivalent (i.e. Signature BSL101), or studied a minimum of 20 hours in the language.  


Course assessment is optional but on successful completion you will obtain 5 credits at Level 1 (SCQF 7). 

Mode of study

Language classes are interactive and collaborative, with plenty of exposure to the language and many opportunities to practise and learn with your peers.  


At this level you’ll be able to exchange personal details and take part in simple exchanges with other British Sign Language users. 

Progress to the next step, British Sign Language Unit 3, to continue to develop your skills in the language. 

Find out more

The University holds open days throughout the year where you can meet with staff to discuss our short course provision. Find out more about University of Glasgow open days