Victims of Crime
About This Course
This is an 8-week self-study course designed for professional interpreters who regularly work in emotionally-charged settings.
Interpreters play a vital role in connecting victims and survivors of trauma with service providers and many times they are not equipped or prepared with the necessary tools or skills to provide a trauma-informed service.
What You Will Learn
The field of victim services in the UK and the protocols for working in these settings. The intricacies of interpreting for victims and survivors of violent crime, domestic and child abuse, victims of torture, human trafficking, and modern slavery.
You’ll acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to become a trauma-informed interpreter, understand bias, and also how to manage effective cultural interventions to promote survivor autonomy.
Working regularly in emotionally charged settings can be traumatic for interpreters, so you will also learn about vicarious trauma and self-care to help you start on a wellness program as a preventative measure.
Enrolments are open throughout the year.
Anyone can complete this valuable course by paying only an enrolment fee of £50.
Recommended to interpreters who hold at least a level 3 interpreting qualification as this course does not teach how to interpret. Therefore not suitable for beginners.
Frequently Asked Questions
I don’t have an interpreting qualification, can I still do this course?
We recommend this course to qualified interpreters who hold a level 3 or higher. This is because this course does not teach you how to become an interpreter. It focuses solely on providing education and tools around trauma as well as how to become a trauma-informed interpreter. To get started as an interpreter, we recommend checking out our Level 3 Community Interpreting course.
Does it include tutor support?
This course does not include any tutor support. It is aimed at qualified interpreters who work in emotional settings and wish to enrol as part of their CPD.
What are the course requirements?
Experienced interpreter who regularly works in emotionally charged settings.
Ability to conduct self-study.