DCI Course

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Overview

Recognised by the NRPSI as a portfolio-based alternative to the DPSI qualification.

This DCI qualification also has the option of two pathways:

DCI Law and DCI Health.

It is suitable for experienced interpreters who wish to become qualified at level 6 to work in either legal or medical settings but do not want to sit an exam.

DCI Law - Course Details

You will be introduced to the English legal system and the legal system of the other language country as well as the types of assignments interpreters can be called in for.

The lessons will support you in learning the necessary legal vocabulary to create a glossary for three distinct areas – Police, Courts and Prison/Probation.

During your practice sessions, the language tutor will provide specific feedback and highlight how to improve your consecutive/simultaneous skills, as well as sight and written translations. This continuous assessment will determine if you are demonstrating the necessary knowledge to meet the criteria for this qualification.

DCI Health - Course Details

You will be introduced to the healthcare system in the UK as well as other areas of the community such as local government, housing, education and social services.

The lessons will support you in learning the necessary specialised vocabulary to create a glossary for all settings.

During your practice sessions, the language tutor will provide specific feedback and highlight how to improve your consecutive/simultaneous skills, as well as sight and written translations. This continuous assessment will determine if you are demonstrating the necessary knowledge to meet the criteria for this qualification.

Course Syllabus

Law Course: Types of crime, police powers & procedures, criminal courts and tribunals,  probation & prisons services, immigration, civil & family law, and local government.

Health Course: Structure of the NHS and health professionals, sexual health and pregnancy, the human body (3 modules), oncology and palliative care, mental health, local government, housing, education and social services.

Optional Module: Interpreting technology

Both courses include: Ethics & CPD and Setting up as a Freelancer.

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Student Testimonials

“Thank you so much DPSI Online with Helena El Marsi, especially thanks to Ms Helena and my Vietnamese Language tutor Ms Nga Kibble because of their knowledge, enthusiasm and patience. This course expanded my knowledge and vocabulary, especially in Court settings. Thanks to this course, my interpreting skills have significantly improved and I am now much more confident in attending assignments in more complicated settings.

I cannot express my gratitude for Ms Helena and Ms Nga for being my tutors in guiding and inspiring me throughout the course and they are still very helpful and supportive as being my referees for me to apply to work at some Agencies even though the course finished.”

Huyen NguyenDCI Law Past Student - Language: Vietnamese

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