Fees: Standard £ 450 Conc £1300 Full £1300
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Synopsis of Court System in England and Wales - Criminal law – Police Procedures Consecutive and Simultaneous Interpreting Sight Translation Written Translation Statement Taking
Those who wish to prepare for the Metropolitan Police Interpreting Test Those who wish to qualify as Professional Interpreters and be included in the National Register of Public Service Interpreters.
Excellent command of English and another language, both in verbal and written forms. Interpreting experience not essential No previous qualifications required.
Understand legal and police terms and provide its equivalent in the other language. • Interpret consecutively during a role play • Take notes from a suspect giving a statement to the Police and subsequently write the Statement in the other language • Interpreting simultaneously a passage read in English into the other language • Provide a sight translation of two passages from English into the other language • Carry out a technical translation of a police-related matter from English into the other language
A typical lesson will include a topic of English law (criminal), work on creating a bilingual glossary, followed by interpreting/translation practice. There is one visit to Magistrates court included in the course
Average 3 hours extra study per week outside the class, including written translations, further reading, further work on glossaries and interpreting practice. Learner is expected to carry out independent research and reading to ensure his/her standard of the other language is adequate for the level required.
Interpreting skills will be assessed by tutor in class, providing on-going formative assessment. One technical translation will be marked by an external qualified translator. Apart from the feedback of the external marker, no feedback will be given on the learner’s command of the other language.
You can sit the exam (by registering and paying directly to the Chartered Institute of Linguist) If you achieve the qualification, you can apply to join the National Register of Public Service Interpreters and the Metropolitan Police Interpreters List.
No other costs. You will need to bring writing materials and a large folder to file all your handouts in.
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