One-day Training At The Magistrates' Court

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 40 Conc £14 Full £40 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Thursday 09:00 - 14:00 1 MAC 06/12/2018 06/12/2018 LY1040
Thursday 09:00 - 14:00 1 MAC 04/04/2019 04/04/2019 LY2040

What will the course cover?

The UK Legal System : Magistrates´Court Specific features and professional roles Legal process, types of offences and cases in Magistrates´Court The interpreter role and code of conduct The legal process in the Tribunal and the associated areas of law Specialized Terminology Forms of address in court Visit to the West London Magistrates´Court in Hammersmith: attending different ( real ) cases on the day of the visit Interpreter familiarization with the professional environment Interpreter familiarization with standard procedures when attending assignments at Magistrates´Court Practical exercises Peer review session and Q & A closing session

Who is the course for?

Interpreting students or practicing professionals wishing to have a sound knowledge and high level of confidence when attending assignments within the legal system. Students or Professionals wishing to have a better and more practical view of the interpreter profession within the UK court system

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

Basic knowledge of interpreting and/or genuine interest on the legal interpreter profession

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

To understand the court hierarchy in the legal system and the role of the Magistrates Court To feel highly confident to perform interpreting in the Magistrates Court by being familiar with the legal process and its stages, types of offences commonly dealt with in this type of court, courtroom staff, the required forms of address, the roles of the different parties, the specialized terminology and the applicable code of conduct To anticipate challenges from your court assignments and find effective professional solutions with your new knowledge To start becoming an expert interpreter in the areas of law associated to the Magistrates Courts, i.e. Criminal Law: public order offences, etc.

How is the course organised?

In a one-day tailored training in the premises – Magistrates´Court, guided by the expert tutor. Divided into 3 sessions: 1. Opening session with an introduction to the Legal System and specificities of the Magistrates´Courts, the interpreter role, the delivery of the training hand outs and also the assignment of exercises to be completed through the visit. 2. In-Court Session: Includes the visit to different court rooms and hearing different cases where the exercises given by the tutor will be completed and the students have the opportunity to get familiar with the legal process and the professional roles involved. 3. Closing session: training debrief with the tutor and fellow students where the main point of the cases heard will be analysed and discussed. The exercises will be corrected in group assisted by the tutor. Group discussion and Q & A. Tutor will provide information on career development paths available after this training (including professional and/or academic options, i.e. freelancing or DPSI exams)

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

Previous to the training session: 2/3 hours to read the material provided by the tutor before attending the course After the training: Developmental, for those who want to do extra work only –Not mandatory

How will my progress be assessed?

Questionnaire made by the tutor previous to the training day The completion of the exercises during the session Constant support and guidance from your tutor during the visit Closing session and Q & A session Post-training questionnaire

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

Enhance your interpreter performance, knowledge and professional / academic confidence in this field Start getting specialized Enhance your CV and CPD session as well as your employability level Increase your competitiveness in the interpreting market

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

You need to attend the training in strictly business attire/ office suit (black or dark colours only) You need to bring a note pad or reporters pad and pens to take notes

What support is available?

Your tutor will support the students through out the whole session and the Court staff will also be available to assist in the premises