2024 CPDs at Appa
Earn your structured CPD points at Appa with a selection of half and full CPD courses taught live in London and streamed via Zoom for remote access.
13 Apr 2024 CPD Vicarious Trauma How to identify and reduce mental trauma resulting from working in our profession.Imran Umar
11the May 2024 CPD Voice Coaching Great for interpreters struggling with voice over. Learn to use and protect your voice from an accomplished theatre directorGeorge Richmond Smith
10th Feb 2024 CPD Open Process Learn how we can make more conscious, insightful choices with Deaf consumers as equal contributors to the interpreting process.Darren Townsend-Handscomb
09 Mar 2024 CPD Elephant in the Room Exploring the concept of interpreting as a loss process, the concept of equivalence when interpreting, and developing individual practiceDarren Townsend-Handscomb
15 June 2024 CPD Prevention Over Cure A medical overview of your biomechanical functionality, risks and how to prevent long-term injury as a Sign Language Professional.Tony Collet
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I've attended two CPD courses with Appa training, they both been outstanding, especially in the knowledge that you received from the tutors, never known anything like it extremely helpful towards developing in my career. I look forward to attending to more courses with Appa training in the near future, I would also highly recommend their services.
‘Having searched for a course in developing my skill and to progress in my career, I found this course at appa training. I have found that this course exceeded my expectations; providing regular feedback not only from peers but also from the trainers. The trainers themselves are current working interpreters who a wealth of knowledge and experience in the domain this has proven to be an excellent teaching tool for us as a learner. With a combination theory backed up by practical helped to solidify my learning.’
'I recommend Appa for this course. What impressed me the most, was that our tutors, Kyla and Julie, created a safe space to explore our skills, to learn our strengths and weaknesses, in situations that didn’t leave me feeling frustrated or discouraged. They were patient, always willing to explain and I felt went the extra mile to meet my needs. The peer group was very friendly and we helped each other. I feel this course gave me a good foundation for continuing my journey to one day become a qualified interpreter. I feel if I use the information and skills taught to me, I will continue to progress.'
'I just completed BSL Level 1 with Appa & would wholeheartedly recommend their course to any beginner. Fantastic teachers, a warm and welcoming environment and a great experience all round.'
'Top notch, helpful and friendly service.'
'There is no service quite like it and it would be great for other service providers to take a leaf out of appas book, as we all deserve not only a great service but great people to deliver that to us.'
"Very professional BSL interpreting company."
'...a truly professional team who add significant value and make a real difference for the deaf members of the Team, and for the Financial Institutions Department as a whole ... they allow the work environment to become extremely accessible for deaf team members...'
...We have been using your service for the past 5 years, we have never had any problems. We would gladly recommend your service to other organizations...
'...I have always received an excellent service. My bookings are dealt with promptly, and the interpreters who cover my events are always friendly, helpful and on time...'
'...I have been happy with the service that I have received from the Interpreters and enjoyed having various staff working with me and my team ... the Interpreters have assisted when I have needed it allowing me to maintain my independence...'
'I have thoroughly enjoyed doing my course with appa. The team have offered me the very best support and advice, never failing to reassure me when I faced challenges. Appa have high standards, so I knew that they would expect only the best from me and with their coaching I have been able to achieve this. They have enabled me to grow and flourish into my role as a now Qualified Interpreter. At appa, I have felt like part of the family, and although I have finished the course, I know that I can call on them if I need to in the future.'
I started my learning journey with APPA years ago, when I studied Deafblind communication, Levels 1 and 2. That training was great so I chose APPA when the time was right for me to start my interpreting training. Now I am a fully qualified interpreter! I have learned an incredible amount on this course, and not just from the coursework itself, but from the insight and incredible wealth of knowledge of my tutors, Julie and Kyla. Thank you all for helping me reach my goal.
APPA were a perfect fit for me from start to finish! I was able to do the whole course remotely as I live outside London. They also assisted my with my special needs as a dyslexic person and supported me throughout the process. I found them friendly, professional and a pleasure to learn with!