Preparation for Public Service Interpreting Clol Diploma (DPSI)
Campus Sighthill Campus
Qualification SCQF Level 10
Study mode Open learning
Duration 37 weeks
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The Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) is a professional qualification offered by the Chartered Institute of Linguists London. It is ideal if you are a bilingual person working or wishing to work as an interpreter and/or translator in public services. The Preparation for the DPSI is an SCQF Level 10 course and is delivered fully online. You will gain valuable simultaneous and consecutive interpretation skills through role-plays, as well as written and oral translation practice in presentations. Upon successful completion of the course and final exams, you will gain the Chartered Institute of Linguists Diploma (CIOL).
Please note that we are presently accepting applications only for Spanish.
You may be eligible to receive a part-time fee grant from SAAS. For more information, use our Funding Tool.
What you will learn
- General principles and practice of interpreting and translation
- Interpret consecutively and simultaneously (Whispered) in the Public Services
- Provide a sight translation into English in the Public Services
- Provide a sight translation from English in the Public Services
- Translate into English in the Public Services
- Translate from English in the Public Services
- Prepare for the DPSI exam pathway Health
- Use online collaborative tools
How the course is assessed
- External Chartered Institute of Linguistics exams at the end of the course
- Please note that the course fee does not include the DPSI exam fee. Students must register and pay for the CIOL exams separately via the CIOL website.
Number of days per week
- The course will start on Tuesday 19th September 2023
- Weekly attendance (Tuesdays from 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm), group and individual tasks, both marked and with peer collaboration
- You should be fluent in English and Spanish
- IELTS 6.5 or equivalent
- Detailed personal statement demonstrating your level of English and Spanish, as well as a thorough interest in translation and interpreting. Previous experience in translation and interpreting is preferable but not necessary
- Successful interview
English Proficiency RequirementsIELTS 6.5 or equivalent
Progression and Articulation Routes
- Apply for inclusion on the National Register of Public Service Interpreting
- Gain employment as a qualified Public Service Interpreter
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