Signature Level 6 Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting and Translation Part 1

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Signature Level 6 Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting and Translation
PART 1 -Theories and principles in interpreting and translation
Lead Tutor: Byron Campbell
Course Fees: £2,700.00 (instalment plan available)

The Part 1 programme is 14 days over 7 weekends.

The course is taught by a range of highly skilled and experienced interpreters delivered through a variety of taught sessions, group discussions and individual work. The programme includes self-study and a series of written assignments which will be marked as part of the qualification requirement. Upon successful completion of the written work candidates will be able to sit the Signature external written assessment. After successfully completing this assessment candidates will then be eligible to join a Part 2 programme to have their skills and practice assessed and gain their full qualification.

The Part 1 programme syllabus is as follows;

  • What is interpreting?
  • Types of interpreting
  • Role
  • Ethics
  • Skills and knowledge required as an interpreter
  • Culture
  • Client expectations
  • Models of interpreting
  • Language processing
  • Interpreting task analysis
  • Demand-control theory
  • registers of language
  • Preparing for assignments
  •  Discourse analysis
  • Miscue Analysis
  • Co-working
  • Giving and receiving feedback
  • Reflective journals/logs
  • Peer support/mentoring/ supervision/other support
  • Dilemmas and coping strategies
  • Sight translation
  • telephone interpreting
  • remote interpreting
  • Specialising
  • Consecutive interpreting and note taking

Assessment weekend to join the course: TBC 2022

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Entry level for this course is Level 6 BSL or equivalent and above.
For entry requirements, further information or an application form please contact Janice Crossland-Jones by SMS on 07816363174 or email