Short Courses

British Sign Language Courses

Explore our available British Sign Language Courses.

Please note that all language courses will be taught remotely in Term 1, using the online communication platform Zoom and the University of Edinburgh's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Learn.


British Sign Language course

Choose the level that's right for you...

We're delighted you're interested in learning British Sign Language!

  • If you have no previous experience of the language, please wait to enrol on a Beginners Step 1 course when available.
  • If you have some level of knowledge above Beginners Step 1, and need help choosing your level, please email for advice.
  • Further descriptions of the CEFR framework and competencies at each level can be found on our Language Levels pages.


Courses will be taught remotely using Zoom and Learn. Take a look at our Zoom and Learn information page here.

For more information on learning remotely, see our Learning Remotely FAQs.


BSL Courses (from October 2021)


British Sign Language Beginners Step 1 (Online)

  • Monday, 04 October (17:30-19:00) 10 weeks
  • Tuesday, 05 October (11:10-12:40) 10 weeks


British Sign Language Elementary Step 1 (Online)

  • Thursday, 07 October (17:30-19:00) 10 weeks



Booking Deadline

Courses will close for booking 8 days before the course start date. Book early to secure your place and avoid disappointment!