British Sign Language (BSL) qualifications

British Sign Language

Our British Sign Language qualifications give people the ability to be part of a multilingual world and to communicate effectively with deaf people whether in social, academic or commercial settings, so they can contribute to a prosperous and dynamic Scotland.

We offer a Scottish qualifications framework that develops 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.


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.

New Awards in British Sign Language (BSL)

We are developing a new range of Awards. The first two Awards are available at SCQF levels 3 and 4 are available now with Awards at SCQF levels 5 and 6 being available from Autumn 2019.