Our qualifications can help you become deaf aware, develop your communication and language skills with deaf and deafblind people, and can even lead to a career as a communication professional.
Whether you're looking for a new and exciting career, perhaps to develop your skills within your current job, or to simply learn something different and fun it is important you choose the right qualification.
We offer qualifications in a range of subjects including British Sign Language, Irish Sign Language, deaf awareness, supporting deaf learners, communicating and guiding with deafblind people, interpreting and translation. All our qualifications are nationally recognised and accredited by Ofqual (The Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator).
Our qualifications cover all levels from beginner to professional. So if you want basic knowledge to communicate with deaf colleagues and customers, or if your aim is to achieve higher level skills to work with deaf people, we have a qualification to suit.
There are around 500 colleges, universities, schools, deaf clubs and community establishments throughout the UK and Ireland that teach our qualifications.
We know that doing some extra work outside the classroom can really help you build on the knowledge gained from your lessons. To help you do this we have developed a range of resources so that you get the most out of your course.
BSL recognised as a language in law
British Sign Language (BSL) has been recognised as a language in law for the first time with the passing of the BSL (Scotland) Bill.
The Bill requires the Scottish Ministers to “promote, and facilitate the promotion of, the use and understanding of the language known as British Sign Language”.