Interpreting Development Course

ENROLLING NOW for September 2017-18

Course Information

The Interpreter Development Course can be studied as a stand alone course or alongside the Level 6 NVQ Diploma in Interpreting BSL/English portfolio building course.  The course is an excellent beginning to BSL/English Interpretation, as well as an opportunity to consolidate learning that you may have acquired during your practical experience as an interpreter.

Each session will focus on the key skills and issues of interpreting and will give you the opportunity to develop the skills you have, whilst acquiring new skills throughout the year.  We will be inviting guest speakers from various domains, experienced interpreters and Deaf BSL users to give you a breadth of knowledge and a range of opportunities to put your skills into practice.  There will be times of self reflection as well as reflection on your role as the interpreter.  We will consider the various models of the interpreter and consider how we, personally, fit into these roles.

Practical sessions will involve role-play, simulated assignments and focus on the all important ‘voice-over’!  You will be provided with reading lists and given tasks to complete in between sessions to extend the underpinning knowledge you need to produce a successful interpretation.

The course is designed to extend both your language ability and your processing skills and will provide you with peer support as you begin, or continue, in your journey to qualification.

Initial Assessment

All applicants will be required to attend an Initial Assessment, prior to being offered a place on the course. Interpreters will be assessed against the Interpreter Diploma Assessment Specifications and standards.

The assessment will be in 3 parts:

  • Interview regarding knowledge and experience of the Interpreting Profession
  • BSL to English Production
  • English to BSL Production

Course Times

  • 18 x Tuesday Evenings (Bi-Weekly), 6.30pm – 9.30pm

Start Date: Tuesday 26th September 2017
Finish Date: Tuesday 10th July 2018


Initial Assessments are available anytime from today until Tuesday 26th September 2017.


  • £995 for Interpreting Development Programme

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