Level 6, Part Time

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The Diploma in Public Service Interpreting is the highest and most prestigious qualification in interpreting and is awarded by the Institute of Linguists. This course will prepare you for the examinations in London.

Course details

You will study for the 5 components of the qualifiaction:

  • Spoken English to other language
  • Spoken other language to English
  • Written English to other language
  • Written other language to English
  • Simultaneous translation

You study a range of situations and role-plays and produce glossaries for future employment.

Entry guidelines

Applicants must be:

  • Over 20 years of age
  • Be educated to A level standard (or an equivalent)
  • Demonstrate sufficient levels of written and spoken English minimum L2 English
  • Demonstrate experience of or previous study of interpreting
Assessment Method

Assessment will be a series of mock exams and role-play conducted by the tutor. The final exams will be in mid-June with the Institute of Linguists in London or Manchester.

Additional Information

When the course runs:

Starting 7th January 2016 and lasting 22 weeks until 16th June 2016. It is delivered on Thursday evenings 5.30-8.30 at Conway Park Campus.

Where can I progress to?

The DPSI is the highest qulifiaction for free-lance interpreters who typically enrol with a range of interpreting agencies. With the DPSI the interpreter can attract the highest paid jobs in the health sector. The qualification is also recognised overseas.

When does this course run?

For advice and guidance, please contact Student Services on 0151 551 7777 or call into our Conway Park Campus Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm (all year round) and Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am-6.30pm (term time only).