Our Courses

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DPSI Online teaches beginner, intermediate and advanced-level interpreters and translators.

Improve your skills and get qualified by learning from the comfort of your own home. You will be taught by experienced professionals who are qualified interpreters working in your language combination. Below are all the online training options we offer to become a qualified interpreter or translator.

Community Interpreting Courses:

Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting

This course is to be completed within 12 weeks. It is suitable for candidates who have no experience in interpreting, or have interpreted for friends or relatives in the community, and are interested in becoming qualified.

Level 6 Diploma in Community Interpreting

This course is to be completed within 6-9 months. It is suitable for candidates who have completed Level 3 or Level 4 in Community Interpreting and wish to become qualified to work with the courts, the police, in complex areas of healthcare and in general business settings.

 

Level 6 Diploma in Public Service Interpreting Courses:

DPSI Law Diploma in Public Service Interpreting

This is an 8-month course and is suitable for candidates who wish to become qualified legal interpreters in order to work in the criminal justice system in the UK, including the courts, probation, prison, immigration and local government services.

DPSI Health Diploma in Public Service Interpreting

This is an 8-month course and is suitable for candidates who wish to become qualified health interpreters in order to work in the medical and healthcare settings.

DPSI Law/Health Rare Languages

This is an 8-month course and is suitable for candidates who speak a language of lesser diffusion also known as a Rare Language, or who wish to sit the CIoL exam in languages where there are no preparatory courses available, or have no CIoL exams provided in their language.

DPI Diploma in Police Interpreting

This course is to be completed within 14 weeks. It is suitable for candidates who have applied directly to the CIoL to sit the DPI exam, or for those who live in London and wish to work with the Metropolitan Police (as the DPI replaces the Metropolitan Police Test).

 

Level 7 Translation Courses:

DipTrans Diploma in Translation

This course is to be completed within 6-12 weeks. It is suitable for experienced translators who are planning to sit the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL) DipTrans exams, in order to become qualified.

Foundation Course in Translation

This course is to be completed within one year, comprising of three study terms. It combines translation theory and techniques with translation practice, and is suitable for candidates who are bilingual and wish to pursue a career in translation, but do not have experience in the field, or candidates who are planning to sit the CIoL DipTrans exams.

 

Tutoring & Resit Courses:

DPSI Law One-to-One Tutoring

This course is suitable for interpreters who wish to work in areas of the law who already have adequate interpreting experience but need to improve their knowledge of specialised terminology with one-to-one tutor feedback before attempting the DPSI Law exam.

DPSI Law Self-Study

Coming soon

DPSI Law/Health Resits

A flexible course to be completed within 6-12 weeks, suitable if you need to resit more than one unit of the exam and need extra support with your translation and/or interpreting skills to resit the unit(s) successfully.

DipTrans Resits

A practical course to be completed within 6-12 weeks, suitable if you need to resit one or more exam units or specialisations.