SQA British Sign Language Courses 2017/18

We are an SQA approved Centre.

All of our Sign Language tutors and internal verifiers have recognised qualifications .

Deaf Services Lanarkshire is committed to using only Deaf Sign Language Tutors which enhances our students learning. The best tuition any candidate can expect to receive is from a native user of Sign Language.

All our Candidates can be assured of a positive and fun experience while learning British Sign Language.

We at Deaf Services Lanarkshire offer a comprehensive range of support to all our candidates enrolled on Sign Language Courses:

Support is provided in a range of options which can include /One to One tuition/ phone or fax/ Skype or email.

Candidates will have the opportunity, during their courses to meet members of the Deaf community.

Our Staff have wide experience in working with the Deaf community.

Our principal Sign Language Tutor, Bobby McLeary has been teaching Sign Language for approximately 25 years.

Our Principal Sign Language Interpreter, Liz McLuskey, is always on hand to provide guidance and advice to students who wish to progress towards an Interpreting qualification.

Liz has been a member of SASLI (Scottish Association of Sign Language Interpreters) since 1990.

Candidates who have previous qualifications in BSL (British Sign Language) will be asked to demonstrate their ability before joining the next level.

Our Sign Language Courses follow the Academic Year from Aug – June.


Please note enrolment for all courses will take place on Monday 14th & Tuesday 15th Aug from 6.00pm – 8.00pm. Any candidate applying to start at Levels 2, 3 and above will require to have a short skills test to ensure they have the potential to complete the course.

For further information please contact Eddie on 01236 604808.

The Following Courses will be available from Aug 2017:

  • SQA Introduction & Level 1 Commences 29th Aug from 7.00pm – 9.00pm (PDF details)
  • SQA Level 2Commences 30th Aug from 7.00pm – 9.00pm (PDF details)
  • SQA Level 3Commences 31st Aug from 7.00pm – 9.00pm (SCQF level 6)
  • NEW! SQA Level 4 Commences Sat 2nd Sept fortnightly ending 17th Dec17.
    The Level 4 entry requirements is a Level 3 in BSL or equivalent.(SCQF level 7)
  • PDA (Professional Development Award) = SCQF Level 8. Commences January 2018 "Dependent on numbers"
    Deaf Services Lanarkshire are delighted to announce that they now deliver PDA in British Sign Language Deaf Studies..which when completed the candidate would be eligible to apply to SASLI for trainee registration The PDA SCQF Level 8 will commence in January 2018..( Depending on numbers)
  • SCQF level 8