the UK's premier deaf and disabled support service

CPD For BSL Interpreters

Signature logo

“Signature are passionate about increasing the number of BSL users across the UK. Appa me are one of our fantastic centres who contributes towards us doing this, delivering a range of BSL courses with great dedication and commitment”
– Lindsay Foster Executive Director

Welcome to appa CPD

Upcoming CPD

Man and woman next flipboard. Woman reading from flipboard, man demonstrating sign language

Accreditation is an important factor in working as a professional BSL Interpreter. It shows that you are activel

The main accreditation body for BSL Interpreters is the NRCPD. NRCPD regulations require 24 hours of CPD activity per year, 12 hours of which are to be structured CPD.y developing and honing your skills and keeping up with developments.

At our offices in Lewisham, South East London, and remote via Zoom we provide structured CPD training for BSL interpreters that meet NRCPD requirements.

These are proper active teaching sessions with back and forth, and feedback. None of that pre-recorded video of reading a powerslide. We take professional development seriously, and we hold ourselves to high standards of training quality.

You will not get a better CPD experience elsewhere!

Elephant in the Room

09th Mar 2024
Exploring the concept of interpreting as a loss process, the concept of equivalence when interpreting, and developing individual practice.

Read more>>
Antony Collett

Prevention Over Cure

15th Jun 2024
A medical overview of your biomechanical functionality, risks and how to prevent long-term injury as a Sign Language Professional.

Read more>>

Course Details

Most courses require physical participation.

All courses are presented live via Zoom.

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.
Rebecca Fensom,Trainee interpreter

‘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.’
Hasan Kurtarici, CSW

‘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.’
Joy Tucker, BSL Student

‘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.’
Holly, BSL Student

‘There is no service quite like it and it would be great for other service providers to take a leaf out of appa’s book, as we all deserve not only a great
service but great people to deliver that to us.’
Katie Turner, Client