This course prepares candidates for the Level 6 DPSI Health exams.
It is suitable for experienced interpreters who wish to become qualified in medical and healthcare settings to be able to work in GP practices, healthcare clinics, public and private hospitals, and nursing homes.
What You Will Learn
You will be introduced to the English healthcare system and the healthcare 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 medical terminology and understanding the healthcare service structure to build confidence to tackle the DPSI Health exam.
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.
Structure of the NHS and health professionals
Sexual health and pregnancy
The human body (3 modules)
Oncology and palliative care
Private and Alternative healthcare
Student Success Stories
“The writing style is easy to understand. Each section is not too long, making the whole thing easy to read. I have had the chance to work in projects in areas of expertise that are relevant to Ophthalmology, Optometry, Dermatology and Rheumatology. The content is provided in multiple formats such as online information that you can read and videos as well. Finally, I believe the information offered is high-quality.”Eva Maria Callejas MenendezDPSI Health Past Student
“A very well structured and detailed content with a lot of advice and feedback during tutor sessions. A lot of advice about the exam and how to embrace this new career.”Marie-Francoise MillsDPSI Health Past Student
Course Options & Pricing
Only suitable for interpreters with extensive experience or a DPSI in another option.
This course has NO tutor support and NO practice assignments.
One Time Payment: £425
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Course Requirements?
Passing a pre-course assessment to ensure you are at the appropriate linguistic level for this course.
Having native or near-native levels in both, English and the other language.
Adequate interpreting experience (voluntary or otherwise) – this course is not suitable for beginners.
What is 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.
The DPSI has three pathways to choose from Law, Health, and Local Government. Passing the exam and obtaining this diploma entitles you to Using the DPSI title after your name and applying to become registered on the National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI)
What are the course dates & class schedule?
All three options can be started at any time of the year. Practice sessions are flexible and organised directly with the language tutor to suit the availability of both.
Do you still offer the Group DPSI Health course option?
This option will only be available when 3 speakers of the same language enroll in the same month. We will then be able to group you together and you can benefit from studying in a group setting with 30 sessions.