British Sign Language (Level 2)

Dundee and Angus College


Gardyne Campus


This 32-week course follows on from the British Sign Language Level One (SCQF 4) qualification. You will develop more advanced skills and techniques in BSL with a particular focus on:

BSL grammar/structure; Phonology (how a sign is formed – handshape, orientation, location and movement); Indexical signs (pronouns, determiners etc.); Syntax (sign order); Indexical signs (pronouns, determiners etc.); Signing space and sign fluency; Number categories, eg counting, time, weight, height, measurement etc; Aspect – (mood and manner); Mouthing/mouth gestures; Non-manual features/markers – eg eye gaze, aperture, affirmation and negation, neck/shoulder movement; Cultural etiquette and language use

You will focus on topics such as:
Personal identity; Employment; Current affairs; Social environment; Physical environment; Health and well-being.

Entry Requirements

British Sign Language (BSL) Level One or other relevant qualifications at SCQF Level 4.

Start Date

October, February



Study Method

Part time (evening)

Course Length

1 year


ESOL, Languages and Teaching English as a Foreign Language

SCQF Level