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Robert McCluskey


Teaching BSL Level 1 

Taking part in BSL exams and marking grades


Miller 107 

Building location

Miller Building

Areas of interest

  • Social life / Education Inclusion for Deaf people
  • Deaf Culture / Political and Social history of Deaf people
  • The evolution of BSL Linguistics over the years 
  • Keeping up-to-date with BSL issues.


I teach on the IWLP Programme BSL Level 1.


I am profoundly deaf and a BSL tutor since 2014.   I also run my own successful, independent business teaching BSL.  Since 2020, I have working with the University of Reading teaching their students the beauty of BSL.

In addition to being a qualified BSL teacher and A1 Assessor, I have taught freelance at organisations including Brooklands College for three years, Winchester Hospital and the Financial Services Ombudsman in London.

Academic qualifications

  • 2017 - 2019     Guildford College, Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • 2017 - 2017     Sign of Thought, IBSL Level 1 Deafblind Awareness        
  • 2012 - 2012     Sign of Thought, NVQ BSL Level 6            
  • 2011 - 2012     Eastleigh College, Level 2 & 3 Counselling                               
  • 2011 - 2011     City Lit, PTTLS,   (Qualified Teaching)   
  • 1999 - 2002     Sunderland University, BA (Hons) Accounting & Computing

Awards and honours

  • Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTTL)
  • Assessor A1


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