DPSI Course – English Law Intensive – Rare Languages

All language combinations are accepted.

Due to high demand, we are offering this 6-week intensive preparatory course for Rare Languages to help those of you who speak a language of lesser diffusion get ready for the DPSI Law exam in a fast track environment.

NEW!! We are now offering this course in 2 options!

About the DPSI The Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) is a nationally recognised qualification that serves as a benchmark for professional standards in the interpreting and translation profession.

Passing the exam and obtaining this diploma entitles you to:

• Use the DPSI title after your name
• Apply for the professional membership of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL) .
• Apply to become registered on the National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI)

Who is this course for? This course is suitable for interpreters who wish to work in areas of the law such as: police, probation, courts, solicitors and immigration. It is recommended for candidates who already have adequate interpreting experience and need a fast-paced revision course.

This intensive course is also suitable for:

• Candidates who speak a language of lesser diffusion for which there is no DPSI exam nor courses available
• Candidates who need to improve their knowledge of specialised terminology before attempting the DPSI Law exam, if available in their language.
• Anyone who wishes to improve their knowledge of the criminal justice system.

This course is not suitable for beginners. Please check our Level 3 in Community Interpreting if you do not have experience in interpreting.

When does the course run? This 6-week intensive course will run from:

May 1 until June 15

and again

Oct 1 until Nov 16

Applications can be sent to us all year round;

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 become familiarised with both the English legal system and the legal system of the other language country;

You will learn the following topics :

  • Module 1 – Types of Crime
  • Module 2 & 3 – Police & Courts
  • Module 4 & 5 – Probation & Immigration
  • Module 6 & 7 – Civil Law & Local Government

Click here to download a copy of the DPSI Handbook by the IoLET

Course Options Overview

OPTION 1: Full Course

 

OPTION 2: Revision Course 

NEW!!

The DPSI Law Intensive full course combines a self-study approach with the support of a dedicated language tutor for you to practice your interpreting and translating skills.

The new DPSI Law Intensive Revision course is a self-study course and does not include the 12 hours of tutor support to practice interpreting skills with a language tutor. The option to add tutor support (12 sessions) during your course is available at an additional cost and is subject to tutor availability. 

What do I receive on the full course

• Access to our Students Area – our course platform that enables you to access all lessons and reading materials as well as submit all your coursework online;
• 7 webinars covering all 7 modules;
• 24 assignments and lessons in all topics
• Complimentary Glossary (if available in your language);
• A complimentary copy of The Interpreters’ Manual upon completion of the course;
• Certificate of completion (if all coursework is submitted and 100% attendance)
• 12 hours with a dedicated language tutor where you will practice your interpreting skills by doing role-plays, sight translations and receiving feedback on written translations into both English and the other language, which will be marked according to the NQF Level 6;

What do I receive on the revision course?

• Access to our Students Area – our course platform that enables you to access all lessons and reading materials as well as submit all your coursework online;
• 7 webinars covering all 7 modules;
• 24 assignments and lessons in all topics
• Complimentary Glossary (if available in your language);
• A complimentary copy of The Interpreters’ Manual upon completion of the course;
• Certificate of completion (if all coursework is submitted)

 

Price 

£695 

Price 

£335  now only £275

Need more information? Check our FAQs, read our student testimonials or visit the CIoL exam page for further details.

Please contact us if you still have any questions.

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.
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