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Level 6 BSL Interpreting

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– Lindsay Foster Executive Director

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Interpreting Course:

Based in South East London appa Training is pleased to offer you an adaptable, interpreter lead and Signature verified Level 6 Interpreting course.
Our roll-on, roll-off interpreting course consists of two parts;
Part 1 is the taught part of the course comprising of 6 teaching blocks which consist of 2-days.
Part 2, evidence collection and submission.
We’ve designed the rolling programme to give you the best opportunities to collect evidence and submit your portfolio when ready, so part 2 isn’t as daunting as you may think!
Timescales vary between 6 months to 18 months, depending on your previous experience and entry assessment results.

Accreditation and faculty:

The course is Signature accredited and designed by interpreters for interpreters. The taught sessions are delivered by a range of qualified teachers who themselves are also out there in the field as professional BSL interpreters. The course has been crafted to give you the very best in learning how to adapt your British Sign Language skills to the wider domains that require the skills, ability and mindset of qualified interpreters.

Your learning Environment and follow-up CPD:

Our centre is geared towards a positive learning environment, you are also given your own personal tutorials, and once completed you will be given 1 free CPD workshop, which will start your CPD journey. You will also receive a discount on any appa run CPD courses for the following 18 months.

Your teaching sessions will cover;

INT6 Induction; seminar
INT6A1: Prepare for Sign Language Interpreting Assignments
INT6B1: Interpret one-way as a Professional Sign Language Interpreter
INT6C1: Interpret two-way as a professional sign language interpreter
INT6D1: Develop your Performance as a Sign Language Interpreter
INT6E1: Support Sign Language Interpreting through Sight Translations of Routine Written Documents (Optional);
INT6G1: Work with other Sign Language Interpreters (Optional)
Portfolio Preparation
Portfolio Submission

All of these will be delivered in teaching blocks that will be listed in the teaching schedule.

Study Tips

Qualification objectives

Progression Route

This BSL Level 6 Interpreting course is in 2 parts;

  • Part 1 is all theory (with some practical’s in preparation of part 2)
  • Part 2 is your portfolio collection of evidence proving your capabilities.


Part 1 – is 6-8 months, so that is fixed.

Part 2 – depends on the student. The longest you are allowed to take before your application expires is 18 months. Most students average 9 months. You can do it faster if you can get all the evidence in play. So approx. 19 clips across 3 different domains with evaluations. Our assessors and IVs can match your pace.

Accreditation with NRCPD

With the completion of Part 1 you can register as a TSLI with the NRCPD. (£140, plus £30 first time registration fee) and our assessors will set up the paperwork and fees for mentoring development as required by the NRCDP.

With the completion of Part 2 you will be a fully qualified BSL Interpreter and can change your TSLI registration into RSLI with the NRCPD. (up to £230 depending on what you have left on your current membership). The assessors during part 2 will advise on how to produce CPD points for continued adherence to the NRCDP membership criteria.


So depending on your commitment and access to evidence for your portfolio – You can register for Part 2 right after completing Part 1, get the evidence collected in a month and you’re done in less than a year. Theoretically !

Please note; NRCPD membership applications are between you and the NRCPD.

Course Details

Classes are held on the last Friday and Saturday of the month from 10.00 to 16:00.
Assessment is compulsory for all students and costs;
Assessment: £50 (£35 for Appa students)

Part 1 costs: £2250
Part 2 costs £2250
Total = £4500

All-in-one (pay in one year): £4360

Classes will be held from 10:00 to 16:00.
Classes will be held remotely via Zoom.


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