Introduction To Public Service Interpreting

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 50 Conc £No conc. Full £100 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00 2 MAC 15/08/2018 22/08/2018 LY3025

What will the course cover?

Basic training for those with a little knowledge of Public Service Interpreting: it will cover aspects of the skills needed to work successfully in this field. It will also cover the development of the language necessary for good interpreting and will provide a sound background to the Public Services.

Who is the course for?

This course is the first step towards professional recognition as a Public Service Interpreter. It is for people who have only a little practical experience in the field, either paid or unpaid, who may have attended basic courses but require more background or theoretical information.

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

A good knowledge of written and oral English and an intrest in finding out more about the field of interpreting.

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

Have a good basic knowledge of Public Service Interpreting and be well prepared to continue to the more advance level Institute of Linguists DPSI Examination. You will be able to perform basic tasks in sight and consecutive translation in the field of social services (housing, education, benefits, primary care)

How is the course organised?

Two full days (15 and 22 August 2018) from 10.00 to 16.00 with a 1-hour break. The course is held at the Macbeth Centre.

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

Students will be expected to practise work that has been covered in the class and to attempt any extra course work set. This extra study time should total at least two hours during the week. Information will be available in the class to help you plan your extra work.

How will my progress be assessed?

There is continuous assessment throughout the course.

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

Successful students can improve their work potential but the course will also support applications for successful students who attain the required level for the advanced level Diploma in Public Service (DPSI) Course starting in October 2016 to prepare for the June 2017 Institute of Linguists Examination.

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

Students will be expected to provide their own paper, pencils and pens. It is recommended that you bring a course file ring binder to hold all course papers. You may wish to bring dictionaries.

What support is available?

Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities.