You'll take this course to prepare for the Chartered Institute of Linguists Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) exam, taken externally in June each year.
Your work will have two components: topic knowledge of English law and police procedures, and techniques and practice of consecutive and simultaneous interpreting. You must be able to work independently as no specific language tuition is available.
Your tutor will provide guidance and formative assessment throughout your course and you'll undertake self-evaluation and peer evaluation where suitable.
You'll need proficient speaking and writing skills in English and another language. Previous interpreting experience is recommended but not essential.
You need to take a written assessment in English before being accepted into the course. These run in Wandsworth and Tooting about a week before the course starts. Book your assessment here.
There'll be a fee to include assessments by specialist language assessors.
When you've passed the DPSI exam you can register with the National Register of Public Service Interpreters.
All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.
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