Level 6 Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting and Translation
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Based in South East London Appa Training is pleased to offer you an adaptable, interpreter lead and Signature verified Level 6 Interpreting course.
Our 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 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 for gathering evidence vary between 6 months to 18 months, depending on your previous experience and connections to the Deaf community.
This BSL Level 6 Interpreting course is in 2 parts; Part 1 is all theory (with some practical’s in preparation of part 2), and Part 2 is your portfolio collection of evidence proving your capabilities.
Part 1 – is 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 for mentoring development as required by the NRCDP.
(Please note; NRCPD membership applications are between you and the NRCPD.)
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. Also, as a graduate of our course you will be give one free CPD course with us.
The Units you will learn are;
Part 1 covers the underpinning theories and principles of interpreting and translation. It is mandatory for all candidates.
1) Analyse and evaluate key theories and principles in interpreting and translation
2) Maintain skills and systems for interpreting and translation tasks
3) Prepare for interpreting and translation assignments
4) Plan and implement continuous professional development
Candidates must successfully complete Part 1 before moving on to Part 2.
Part 2 covers the practical skills required for professional interpreting and translating and is divided into four areas of practice, called ‘streams’. At appa we offer 3 possible streams of the Signature qualification. These represent your specialisation for Part 2, all students take the same Part 1 classes.
Stream 1: Spoken <> signed interpreting; English and BSL
Stream 3: Relay interpreting; BSL and BSL
Stream 4: Written <> signed translation: English and BSL
Candidates who wish to specialise in more than 1 stream are required to undertake assessments in all the chosen streams. For example, a candidate who wishes to specialise in signed <> signed language interpreting and in written <> signed language translation must complete the required assessments for both streams.
£55 (£35 for Appa students)
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