DPSI Law (other Languages) Preparation Course

Accredited course - interview required.

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 790 Conc £1640 Full £1640

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Tuesday 13:00 - 16:00 27 MAC 01/10/2019 09/06/2020 LY1036

What will the course cover?

Court and legal system in England and Wales – Criminal and Civil Law Consecutive and Simultaneous Interpreting Sight Translation Written Translation

Who is the course for?

Those who wish to prepare for the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (English Law Option) exam, particularly those whose languages are not offered as separate courses Those who wish to learn about legal interpreting at a professional level

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

Experience in the field of PSI and a sound knowledge of written and oral English (minimum level: Cambridge Proficiency or IELTS 6.5+) and of your own language to first year honours degree standard. For those with English as their first language, native or near-native competence in your chosen L2 (second language). Acceptance on to the course is by written assessment test and an interview to be attended in September 2019 (Interview day: Wednesday 11 September 2019 though earlier interviews are also possible). You will be invited to the test only on receipt of the completed Application Form.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

• Understand legal and police terms and provide their equivalent in the other language. • Interpret consecutively and simultaneously during a role play set on a legal context, from English into the other language and vice versa • Provide a sight translation a leaflet set in a legal context, from English into the other language and vice versa • Carry out a technical translation of a law-related matter from English into the other language and vice versa

How is the course organised?

A typical lesson will include a topic of English law, work on creating a bilingual glossary, followed by interpreting/translation practice. Visits to Magistrates’ and Crown courts included in the course A combination of whole class teaching, group work and role play. Visits to courts and other Public Service Providers. This course runs for 27 weeks over 3 terms Term dates: Term 1: 30 Sept – 06 December 2019 (half-term: week starting 21 October 2019) (There are 9 sessions scheduled for term 1) Term 2: 06 January – 27 March 2020 (half-term: week starting 17 February 2020) (There are 11 sessions scheduled for term 2) Term 3: 20 April –12 June 2020 (half-term: week starting 25 May 2020) (There are 7 sessions scheduled for term 3)

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

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.

How will my progress be assessed?

Interpreting skills will be assessed by tutor in class, providing on-going formative assessment. Three technical translations into the other language 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.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

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

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring? Tuition fees: bilingual courses: £990 mixed languages: £790. Students can, if they wish, pay in 2 instalments of £495 / £395 each. Places on the course are guaranteed only on receipt of the first payment before the start of the course. The second payment is due by the start of term 2 (mid-January 2020). Exam fees: The fees above do not include examination fees (about £670) and examination centre costs (£160). Exam entry cards must be filled in and exam fees paid by the end of February 2020 You must be registered as an IoLET Affiliate in order to take your exam(s). The membership costs £25 per year. ADVANCED LEARNER LOAN The DPSI qualification is available for Advanced Learner Loans to learners from the age of 19 and to include designated qualifications up to level 6. The loan applies to tuition and exam fees for DPSI preparation courses delivered by colleges or training providers in England approved to offer loans by the Skills Funding Agency.

What support is available?

If needed, you will be referred for Additional Learner Support, for issues such as spoken English, Advanced written English, Visual/hearing impairment, physical disability, etc.