Are you ready to embark on a career in interpreting?
Then this 2 year taught qualification will take you from registering as a Trainee Sign Language Interpreter (TSLI) after successful completion of the first part of the programme, to enabling you to qualify as a Registered Sign Language Interpreter (RSLI) status by the end.
The programme will take place over 18 days each year, 2 days a month over 10 months. The first four months will focus on improving your BSL and the fundamentals of interpreting theory and practice. We’ll cover continuous professional development; the role of the interpreter; interpreting theories and models; preparation and self-evaluation; as well as practical interpreting exercises.
The remainder of the programme will take your knowledge and understanding taught in the first part of the course to a much deeper level, whilst continuing to improve your BSL.
We’ll cover topics such as additional interpreting theories, modes and models; professional ethics; preparation and evaluation; linguistics and social linguistics; co-working; advanced English; technology; as well as translation. You’ll be out working as a TLSI enabling you to put your new skills into practice every day.
You’ll be assessed through a mixture of observation, essays, multiple-choice exams and written assignments, which will be marked by a combination of your Teacher-Assesors, iBSL and other qualified witnesses.
Plus you will need a handful of clips as evidence of your interpreting performance, for your coursework file. But don’t worry! We take the stress away by providing many of these assessed interpreting activities within the programme days. We’ll provide the Deaf and hearing participants; make sure that everyone involved is at the right level. Leaving you to source just three pieces of evidence over the two-year duration of the programme, showcasing your best interpreting work.
In addition, you’ll have 1-1 time with your Teacher-Assessors to track your progress, discuss your performance and develop your coursework file.
Finally, there is a live assessment where you will plan and carry out a co-worked interpreting assignment. This will be laid on during the programme days and is assessed by iBSL.
This programme is suitable for anyone who has already achieved BSL Level 6 NVQ Certificate, ideally with some interpreting or communication support experience and is ready to embark on a career BSL/English Interpreting interpreting
Potential students will need to attend an Information and Selection Day at the Remark! offices in London. This is a full day which will provide information on the course as well as a written task and assessment and observation activities. Written feedback will be given and if you are successful in obtaining a place on the course this will contribute to your personal development plan.
Individuals: The programme costs £2,625 per year plus VAT (+ £526 iBSL registration fees)
Total cost for 2 year course £6,786 (These costs are based on 2017 prices and 2018 will be confirmed later in the year)
Organisations: £2,737.50 per year plus VAT (+ £526 iBSL Registration Fees )
Total cost for 2 year course £7,096 (Including VAT and Learner registration fees) (These costs are based on 2017 prices and 2018 will be confirmed later in the year)
We are happy to take payments in instalments.
We are required to assess the standard of training interpreters prior to the course. You will be invited to an Interview & Selection Day which costs £150 to attend. This includes full written feedback.
Confirmed teachers include Linda Bruce (RSLI) Lynn Delfosse (RSLI) Clive Mason (RSLT) and Mo Saville (RSLI) all of whom are iBSL approved assessors.
Duration: 9 months each year, 2 days a month.
Time: Fridays 1pm – 8pm & Saturdays 9:00am – 2:30pm
Dates for 2018 will be confirmed later in the year. The Interview and Selection date will be held on Friday 26th January 2018. Contact Corrina.Persad@remark.uk.com for more information.
It will be a full day which will provide information on the course as well as a written task and assessment and observation activities. Full feedback will be given and if you are successful in obtaining a place on the course this will contribute to your personal development plan.
The information and selection day costs £150 and is non-refundable.
It’s important that you attend all course dates to ensure you have all the necessary support to develop and submit your coursework file and successfully complete the qualification.
If you would like to book onto the Information & Selection day or if you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone on 020 7269 2622.
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