This website offers several ways of helping you to use your language skills to start or to progress in your career, including:
The DPSI Law Preparatory Course and the DPSI Health Preparatory Course are available in several languages, for interpreters who have applied directly to the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL) to sit the DPSI English Law or Health exams. These preparatory courses will be taught by qualified and experienced tutors, who are also practising interpreters in your language combination, and they will provide personal guidance with specialised terminology in your language.
The DPSI Rare Languages preparatory course is delivered in English only, for interpreters for whom the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL) does not offer an exam. This preparatory course will be taught by a qualified and experienced tutor, with regular feedback by a team of experienced interpreters in your language combination.
The DPSI Law Spring Course and DPSI Health Spring Course is delivered in English only, and is aimed at interpreters who speak languages of lesser diffusion (rare languages), community interpreters who wish to progress up to DPSI level and for experienced interpreters wishing to sit the DPSI examination provided by the CIoL. This intensive face to face course will be taught by a qualified and experienced tutor, and includes practical work in the classroom as well as materials to practice in your own time between classes.
Online Coaching is available in several languages and can assist both candidates looking to Re-Sit a particular unit of the DPSI exam, or experienced candidates looking for Tuition who are sitting the exam for the first time and would like to practice and receive feedback on their work. A team of qualified and experienced tutors, who are also practising interpreters in your own language combination, will provide personal guidance with your interpreting and research skills. These are fully practical and extremely flexible sessions designed to suit your professional needs.
DipTrans is an innovative, fully customised preparatory course for candidates who want to sit the Diploma in Translation exam with the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL), or for those who would like to improve their translation skills. A qualified and experienced tutor, who is also a practising translator in your own language combination and direction, will provide personal guidance with your translation and research skills. This is a full practical and extremely flexible preparation course designed to suit your professional needs.
Webinars – These are useful refresher sessions for practising interpreters and/or for aspiring interpreters who want to learn more about the English legal system and the topics of the DPSI exam. The webinars are taught by a qualified and experienced trainer. Additionally these webinars are useful for those interpreters who speak languages for which there is no DPSI exam available.
The Glossary and the Interpreters’ Manual are two practical resources available from DPSI Online. While the Glossary will assist you with specialised terminology, the Manual will explain the role of the interpreter in different settings and bring to light some issues that are often misconstrued while also assisting service providers to better use the services of an interpreter without either having to compromise or distrust the services rendered.