British Sign Language Qualifications
SQA's British Sign Language qualifications will give people the ability to be part of a multilingual world and to communicate effectively with Deaf people whether in social, academic and commercial settings so that they can fully contribute to a prosperous and dynamic Scotland. SQA offers a Scottish qualifications framework that provides for the development of knowledge and skills in the area of BSL and related areas from SCQF level 3 to SCQF level 8.
These qualifications will benefit your fluency in BSL and enhance your understanding of the Sign Language community. The range of qualifications available may provide a first step in developing a career path towards language learning, teaching, communication and interpreting.
- National stand-alone Units at SCQF level 3 to SCQF level 6
- Higher National stand-alone Units at SCQF level 6, 7 and 8
- Professional Development Award at SCQF level 8
SQA has developed Assessment Support Packs which support the delivery of the Units and provide guidance on the standard of evidence expected. These packs are available for most Units.