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This course is suitable for people who are already qualified as Community Interpreters at Level 3 and who are looking to take the Institute of Linguists (IoL) Level 6 Diploma in Public Service Interpreting exam (Law option). The course will give you training and preparation in all the aspects you will need in order to confident of being successful in that exam. The course may also be suitable for you if you have been working as an interpreter for some time and may not have had formal qualifications when you began doing this, or if you achieved qualifications some time ago and which are no longer current. If you have any questions about which level of Interpreting course is most suitable for you, please contact the department at and we will be able to advise you. The course will provide some in-depth coverage of legal processes and terminology to prepare you to take the Law option of the DPSI exam. This will include guidance about the construction of a suitable glossary of legal terms, information about the different stages of legal proceedings and guidance about how to be able to conduct research so you can stay on top of changes in the field. As well as tutor input, this will be supported by visiting speakers who come to the course and by a visit to the Courts that will be organised as part of the course. You will cover the differences between the Community Interpreting model of interpreting and the Linguistic model used in DPSI assessments. This will include review of a range of interpreting techniques, including consecutive and simultaneous (whispered) interpreting. You will also continue to develop your skills in managing an interpreting assignment in accordance with DPSI requirements. You will have the opportunity to engage in some extended role-plays that are conducted to the same format as those used in DPSI assessments and will receive feedback from course tutors and language specialists on these. You will also develop your skills in both Sight Translation and in writing the longer translations to and from your target language required by the DPSI assessment. You will be able to practice all forms of Translation and will again receive feedback on this from the course tutor and a language specialist. By the end of the course, you should be able to: Explain the assessment requirements of the DPSI exam and know how to register for the exam, Explain a range of legal processes and terminology relevant to interpreting assignments, Use a glossary of legal terminology to inform interpreting, sight translation and text translation tasks in accordance with DPSI assessment requirements, be able to perform consecutive and simultaneous (whispered) interpreting in situations of 30 minutes duration in accordance with the model used in DPSI assessments and translate public service document of approximately 250 words to and from your target langauge with fluency and accuracy.
The course is suitable for people who are already qualified as Community Interpreters at Level 3 and who are looking to take the Institute of Linguists (IoL) Level 6 Diploma in Public Service Interpreting exam (Law option).
London, WC1N 3AQ
10:30am - 3:30pm
Part time day
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Mary Ward Centre
External awarded qualification - non-accredited
Mary Ward Centre
Other regulated/accredited qualification
This is a fabulous course by Ellie Holly, herbalist and nutrition therapist. It covers loads of really important issues about food and health. The pace is kept really good, I have a science degree and I was still challenged. Lots of interaction and a really lovely bring and share on the last day. Met some really lovely people too. I thoroughly recommend to everyone. Understanding nutrition is a priority for everyone and this is a great course to learn about it.
Mary Ward is a lovely place to learn. Pilates tutor is very professional and caring. I love the venue too.
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