British Sign Language (BSL)

Students who use BSL

If your language is BSL, you will be very welcome at the college and language support will be put in place for you.  You will have a BSL Sign Language Interpreter (SLI) in class with you at all times and you will have a dedicated Learning Support lecturer who will be your first point of contact during your college journey.  SLIs are also available outwith class times for bookings Student Association events, learning Support appointments, graduations open days, welcome tours etc.  

Welcome to City of Glasgow College

This new signed welcome video introduces the college, its facilities, courses and the support available to you while you are studying at City of Glasgow College.

National BSL Plan 2017

The Scottish Government produced a British Sign Language (Scotland) Act in 2015 and a National Plan in 2017 to set out Scotland’s ambition to be the best place in the world for BSL users to live, work and visit.  The Government required that each college, university and other public bodies produce their own Local Plans to reflect the aspirations of the National Plan. The Plan is now available in both BSL and written format.

BSL Action Plan 2018 – 2023 Video

The college BSL Action Plan is available in an accessible format for all those who use BSL.  

The Plan highlights the steps, actions and aspirations that we have set out to make studying at City of Glasgow College an inclusive, safe and supportive experience.

BSL Action Plan 2018 – 2023 Written

The college BSL Action Plan is also produced here in PDF format.

If you have any comments on the College BSL Plan, please contact us on learningsupport@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk