|Start date||September 2020|
|Module leader||Aysen McIntosh|
Train for the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL) Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) in Medical Interpreting and Translation.
Qualified medical interpreters and translators are in high demand and this programme will give you the expert knowledge and practical experience you need to take the CIoL DPSI examination. DPSI holders can apply to register on the National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI).
Through a mix of classroom sessions, self-study, interactive activities and research and reflection, you’ll gain the essential training you need to take the CIoL DPSI exam.
You’ll have access to our digital language laboratory and conference interpreting facilities – and you’ll learn to work collaboratively using our e-learning technologies.
Additionally, you’ll get the flexibility to tailor your studies to your preferred language combinations.
This programme is taught via a blend of face-to-face workshops and online activities. You'll attend a 3-hour interpreting workshop on campus every Wednesday, between 9.30pm to 12.30pm. There will be 15 face-to-face workshops between January and May, supplemented by learning activities and follow-up tasks delivered online.
In addition to your workshop sessions, you'll have tutorials with your Language Consultant. This will be a native speaker of your Other Language and an experienced interpreter and translator. Your Language Consultant will help you with all aspects of your interpreting and translation out of English into your OL target language including advising on bilingual terminology.
Assessment on the programme is via Formative Assessment tasks which are set at regular intervals throughout the programme. These include:
You'll receive feedback on your assessment tasks in a number of ways including written comments, video and audio recordings and/or face-to-face in tutorials.
The Summative Assesment is via the DPSI exam, set and marked by the CloL. Your final exam will take place in June at our CloL exam centre.
On completion of your programme, you'll receive a Certificate of Completion.
To apply, please complete the application form.