Our short and flexible medical interpreting course is an ideal starting point for launching a successful career in Public Service Interpreting and Translation (PSIT).
Guided by experts with vast experience in the field, you’ll develop your knowledge through a mix of classroom sessions, self-study, interactive activities and research and reflection. You’ll also gain the essential training to take the Institute of Linguists Educational Trust Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) exam.
As well as your DPSI training, you’ll also earn a stand-alone interpreting qualification that will open up career opportunities in healthcare settings that range from hospitals to paramedical services.
With a mixture of collaborative interpreting practice, feedback from your tutors, self-study and research projects using our e-learning technologies and individual tutorials, you’ll develop your skills as a professional interpreter for the health care sector.
We’ll also give you the flexibility to tailor your studies to your preferred language combinations.
If you’re an experienced linguist, you’ll be able to apply for Accreditation of Prior Learning, which will give you direct entry into the second module.
We know sometimes you’ll need assistance and support when it comes to your studies. During your time with us you'll get assistance from a Personal Tutor. If you require a little extra help we have Student Learning Assistants and Graduate Academic Assistants on hand to help.
If you achieve 1-5 on the University 20-point scale, you’ll be offered direct registration on the National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI).
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The NHS, private health care providers and language service providers require their linguists to have formal interpreting qualifications. Rates of pay are also higher for qualified linguists. The Diploma in Medical Interpreting is one of these qualifications. Graduates of the Diploma in Medical Interpreting go on to work in a range of settings across the whole of the Health Care sector,
including all parts of NHS primary and secondary care, mental health services and private health care providers.
Diploma in Medical Interpreting students who score between grades 1 -5 on the 20-point scale (equivalent in level to a first class honours degree) can also apply for registration on the National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI) without the need to take a Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI). For those who want to get a Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL) Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) in addition to their university Diploma, the Diploma in Medical Interpreting provides an excellent preparation for the DPSI exam.
Middlesex University is also a CIoL Exam Centre and a CIoL Higher Education Languages Partner.
Brooke Townsley (MA, RPSI, FCIOL) is senior lecturer in public service interpreting and translation in the School of Health and Education. He worked as a legal interpreter and translator with English and Turkish in the Criminal and Civil justice systems before joining the university in 2000, having lectured in legal interpreting and translation.
Start: September 2020
Duration: Up to 12 months