Level 4 Interpreting for Victims of Crime

This online course is taught in English and suitable for all languages.

Is this course accredited? This online course is accredited by One Awards and the Level 4 Certificate for Interpreting for Victims of Crime is awarded upon successfully complying with all requirements and portfolio criteria set by the Awarding Body.
Course start date March/April 2021 (enrolment deadline: 26 February 2021)
About this course The course leads to nationally-recognised level 4 qualification, exclusive to DPSI Online with Helena El Masri. A must-have course for anyone working on emotionally-charged cases.

Over 8 weeks you will learn about Victim Services, the protocols for working within these settings and most importantly the intricacies of interpreting for victims and survivors of violent crime, domestic abuse, child abuse, victims of torture, human trafficking and modern slavery.

Additionally, you will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to become a trauma-informed interpreter, to understand bias and manage effective cultural interventions. We will also discuss vicarious trauma and how interpreters can recognise the signals and develop a self-care plan for interpreting in traumatic settings.

Course content Topics covered:

  • The history of Victim Services in the UK and the protocols for the interpreters working in these settings
  • Interpreting for victims of violent crime, domestic abuse, child abuse and sexual assault
  • Interpreting for victims of torture, human trafficking and modern slavery
  • Vicarious trauma and self-care
  • Cultural interventions to promote survivor autonomy

Learners will also receive a complimentary copy of The Interpreter’s Manual upon completing the course.

Course requirements To be accepted onto this course all applicants will be interviewed. Other requirements:

  • Level 3 qualification in Community Interpreting or higher
  • Ability to conduct self-study
  • Fast internet access and the latest version of Skype for your weekly sessions
  • Headphones and microphone (we suggest the Sennheiser PC8 USB)

NB: this course is NOT suited for beginners. 

Course price £795
Certification fee £160 (please note that the Level 4 Certificate in Interpreting for Victims of Crime is only awarded to learners whose portfolios meet the criteria set by the Awarding Body; the fee is due in week 4 of the course and is updated yearly in accordance with the Awarding Body’s requirements).

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