DPSI Law Course – Self-Study Option

This online course is taught in English, therefore all language combinations are accepted! 

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 profession.

Passing the DPSI Law exam and obtaining this diploma entitles you to:

• Work in the criminal justice system in the UK
• Use the DPSI title after your name
• Apply to become registered on the National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI)

Course Dates Enrolments are open year-round.
About this course This self-study course is aimed at experienced legal interpreters who wish to take the DPSI Law exam either online with us or at one of the CIoL exam centres. It is suitable for candidates who wish to study in their own time or who need to revise their knowledge of specialised legal terminology:


  • Enrol anytime and study anywhere, at your own pace;
  • Students will have 1-year access to the course materials.

This self-study course does not include tutor support and is not suitable for beginners:

Course Content Learning materials covering the following topics within the English legal system and the legal system of the other language country:

  • Types of Crime
  • Police Powers & Procedures
  • Civil & Criminal Courts
  • Probation
  • Immigration
  • Civil Law
  • Local Government

You will also receive a complimentary Glossary (if available in your language), a completion certificate and a complimentary copy of The Interpreter’s Manual.

Course Requirements
  • Native and near-native levels in both English and the other language;
  • Interpreting experience (voluntary or otherwise) – This course is not suitable for beginners;
  • Ability to conduct autonomous study (research and weekly reading);
  • Reliable internet access and the latest version of Skype for your online tutorials.
Course Price £425
Exam Information All candidates enrolled on the Self-Study course that has no tutor support will be required to complete a mock exam as a pre-requisite to sitting the exam online with us.

Sitting the exam online with us:

  • £699 for all units;
  • Our centre is approved by TQUK;
  • Pre-requisite: candidates need to have followed a course with tutor support in order to meet the criteria;
  • To read more about the exam, click here.

Sitting the exam at another centre:

  • You can also sit the DPSI exams at one of the CIoL centres;
  • External candidates are not required to complete a mock exam for this option.

Need more information? Contact us.