Interpreting for

Victims of Crime

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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.

This course leads to a nationally recognised qualification exclusive to DPSI Online with Helena El Masri.

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.

Course Schedule

Enrolments are open throughout the year.

Anyone can complete this valuable course by paying only an enrolment fee of £50.

To claim the level 4 qualification, interpreters must hold at least a level 3 interpreting qualification and complete all the coursework and assessments to meet the criteria to receive this national qualification.

Course Syllabus

Module 1

The History of Victim Services in the UK

Module 2

Domestic and Child Abuse

Module 3

Victims of Torture and Modern Slavery

Module 4

Vicarious Trauma and Self-care

Module 5

Cultural Interventions

Module 6

Techniques to Promote Survivor Autonomy

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Course Enrolment Information

Enrolment Fee: £50

Level 4 Certification: £240

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