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Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting Parts 1 and 2

Lead Tutor – Byron Campbell

Venue: 22 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA

Interpreter Training Programme – Practice and Theory (Part 1)

Dates – 2nd February to 2nd June, 2019 (FULL)

Fee - £1695.00 plus VAT

Criteria – There is no interview for Part 1 but students need to have a Level 6 BSL qualification.

This 10-day training programme, delivered over five weekends, is designed for those wishing to study the theories, principles and strategies of BSL/English interpreting. The course is delivered using a range of methods including lectures, discussions and practical exercises.

The training programme covers a wide range of topics including; the Role and Ethics of an Interpreter, Language Processing skills, Dilemmas and Coping Strategies, Co-working, Discourse Analysis and Telephone interpreting.

The training course is run in a supportive environment and students are encouraged to ask questions, explore issues and develop their skills as Interpreters.

Upon successful completion of the Theory programme, students may be eligible to join the Portfolio Development Programme to enable them to work towards becoming a qualified interpreter.

Portfolio Development Programme (Part 2)

Start date: Course to begin in July 2019

Fee £2795.00 plus VAT

Criteria: Successful completion of Part 1 Practice and Theory and an interview

Having been accepted onto Part 2, students will begin building a Portfolio of Evidence to achieve RSLI (Registered Sign Language Interpreter) status with NRCPD. There will be seven, classroom-based days dispersed throughout the Programme with students working independently to collect evidence of their interpreting practice in between these sessions. There will be Tutor and Assessor support. If enrolled on Part 2, students may be able to register as a TSLI with the NRCPD following an assessment with a Supervisor.

Mandatory Units for Part 2

INT6A1 Prepare for sign language interpreting assignments

INT6B1 Interpret one-way as professional sign language interpreter

INT6C1 Interpret two-way as a professional sign language interpreter

INT6D1 Develop your performance as a sign language interpreter

Optional Units (candidates choose 1)

INT6E1 Support sign language interpreting through sight translations of routine written documents

INT6G1 Work with other sign language interpreters

Information Day

It is strongly advised that you attend the Information Day on 8th December, 2018 which will run from 10.00am – 1.00pm at 22 Sussex Road, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH16 4EA. Fee is £50 but this will be deducted from the Part 1 course fee.

Please contact for an application form for the Information Day and/or for the Interpreting Training Programme – Practice and Theory (Part 1). Closing date for applications for Part 1 is 14th December, 2018.


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