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This module aims to develop awareness of British Sign Language (BSL) and to share good practice in communicating with people who use BSL to improve experience of services. This module was created in partnership with BSL service users, deafscotland, Deafblind Scotland, Scottish Social Services Council, Care Inspectorate, NHS Education Scotland, NHS Lothian and NHS Forth Valley.

This course is available to start any time.

Course type
Time to complete
45 minutes
Course category
Improving practice

Target audience: All.

By completing this module you will be able to

  • recognise the different types of communication support needs
  • describe the basics of BSL as a language and the rights of BSL users
  • respond appropriately to the communication preferences of BSL users
  • reflect on ways of improving current practice.

You need to enrol on our e-Learning platform before you can start the course. Please register and login before you start.

If you are already enrolled on the e-Learning site and have logged in, you can start the course directly.