Launch of new BSL eLearning module

11th September 2018

The module aims to develop awareness of the different types of British Sign Language (BSL) and share good practice in communicating with people who use BSL to improve experience of services.

Health Scotland’s Workforce Development Team and partners* created this new resource. It is aimed at all staff across health, mental health and social care (paid or unpaid) who have a public facing role.

The module has been designed to cover the following key learning outcomes:

  • 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 preference of BSL users
  • Reflect on ways of improving current practice

Enrol here to access the module

*BSL users, colleagues from deafscotland, Deafblind Scotland, Care Inspectorate, Scottish Social Services Council, NHS Education Scotland, NHS Lothian and NHS Forth Valley.


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