DPSI Course – English Law Intensive 2017- Rare Languages

All language combinations are accepted.

Who is this course for? This course is suitable for candidates who speak a language for which there is no DPSI exam, for those who wish to sit the DPI exam but need to improve their knowledge of  specialised terminology related to police procedures, and for anyone who wishes to improve their knowledge of the criminal justice system. This intensive course allows you to study in your own time and around your commitments.
When does the course run? This 6-week intensive course will run from August every year, according to demand.

• Applications can be sent to us from January 2017;
• Payment and enrolment deadline is July 15, 2017.

What do I need? • Native and near-native levels in both English and the other language;
• Some interpreting experience (voluntary or otherwise);
• Ability to conduct autonomous study (research and weekly assignments);
• Reliable internet access and the latest version of Skype for your online tutorials.
What will I learn? • You will learn and understand the English legal system, as well as the legal system of the other language country
• You will learn other relevant topics and skills related to the DPSI Law Option
• You will practice interpreting skills with a dedicated language tutor doing role-plays, sight translations and written translations into both English and the other language, which will be marked according to the National Qualifications Framework Level 6
• You will learn to assess your own work
• You will be empowered with necessary knowledge, skills and techniques to deliver professional interpreting services
• You will learn to research and build your own glossary
What will I receive during the course? • Access to our Students Area – our course platform that enables you to access all course materials and submit all your coursework online;
• 12 hours with an experienced tutor covering the modules and discussing topics;
• 12 hours with a language tutor practising consecutive and simultaneous interpreting, sight translations and receiving feedback on written translations;
• 24 assignments and 7 modules available in PDF format;
• Complimentary Glossary (if available in your language);
• Complimentary copy of The Interpreters’ Manual upon completion of the course;
• Certificate of completion (100% attendance is mandatory).
What topics are covered? • Module 1 – Types of Crime
(Offences Against the Person, Public Order offences, Drugs and related offences, Victims of Crime/Theft offences/Traffic offences, Interpreting Techniques, Note-taking)

• Module 2 – Police Powers & Procedures
(Police Powers to Stop and Search/Powers to Enter and Search Premises, Identification of Suspects/Arrest & Caution/Interviews, Bail: Conditional, Unconditional, Breach of Bail, Suspect’s Rights/Duty Solicitors, The Role of the Interpreter at the Police Station)

• Module 3 – Courts
(Court Structure for England and Wales, Magistrates/Crown & County Courts/Tribunals, Sentencing/relevant terminology, Role of the Interpreter in Court)

• Module 4 – Probation
(National Probation Service, Types of Probation Orders/Pre-Sentence Reports/Alternative Sentencing, relevant terminology, Role of the Interpreter in Probation)

• Module 5 – Immigration
(UK Visas & Immigration – previously UKBA; Home Office/Asylum/NASS Support, First Tier Tribunal – previously IAT, Human Rights/Specialised Terminology, Role of the Interpreter in Immigration Settings)

• Module 6 – Civil Law
(Tort/Employment/Family, Succession and Probate, relevant terminology)

• Module 7 – Local Government
(Housing/Benefits/Social Services, relevant terminology, Role of the Interpreter in the Community)

What will it cost?                                  £595

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Step 1: ApplyStep 2: Course Fee
Fill in the application form to register your details for the course. Click here.
Upon acceptance on the course, you will be sent details of how to pay the course fee via PayPal. After your payment is cleared, we will send you your login details and everything you need to start on your course in the Students Area.