Interpreting for Victims of Crime – Launching in May!

Interpreting for Victims of Crime – Launching in May!

Our third course due to be released this year, Interpreting for Victims of Crime, is a national qualification exclusive to DPSI Online with Helena El Masri. The course begins on the 1 May 2020, with the enrolments open between 4 March and 24 April 2020.

This course leads to a Level 4 qualification and is a must for anyone working in emotionally-charged cases or very distressing settings where trauma is a common occurrence.

During the 12 week course candidates will learn about interpreting for victims and survivors of violent crime, domestic and child abuse, torture and modern slavery. Additionally, they will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to become a trauma-informed interpreter, to understand bias and manage effective cultural interventions. Vicarious trauma will also be discussed, with interpreters learning to recognise the signals and develop a self-care plan for interpreting in traumatic settings.

This course is not suitable for beginners – to be able to enrol on this course you will need to have achieved at least a level 3 qualification in interpreting and you will need to provide proof of this during the pre-course interview to be accepted onto the course. Click here to apply and, as always, feel free to email us at info@dpsionline.co.uk if you have any questions.

Level 4 Interpreting for Victims of Crime

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

Is this course accredited? The Level 4 Interpreting for Victims of Crime qualification is nationally recognised and accredited by One Awards. 

Only those with a Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting (or higher) can request this Level 4 qualification.

The Certificate is awarded upon successfully complying with all requirements and portfolio criteria set by the Awarding Body.

Course start date May 2021 (enrolment deadline: 23rd April 2021)

August 2021 (enrolment deadline: 23rd July 2021)

About this course An 8-week self-study course for anyone working on emotionally-charged cases.

As a result, you will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to become a trauma-informed interpreter, to understand bias and manage effective cultural interventions.

This course does not include any tutor support.

Coursework and assessments will be required of those who wish to claim their level 4 certificate.

Course content Topics covered:

  • The history of Victim Services in the UK
  • Protocols for working within these settings
  • Intricacies of interpreting for victims and survivors of violent crime, domestic abuse, child abuse, victims of torture, human trafficking and modern slavery
  • Vicarious trauma and how you can develop a self-care plan
  • Cultural interventions to promote survivor autonomy
Course requirements All practicing interpreters can do this course. Requirements:

  • Ability to conduct self-study
  • Completion of coursework and assessments (for those who wish to claim their level 4 certificate).
  • Fast internet access
  • Headphones and microphone (we suggest the Sennheiser PC8 USB)

NB: this course is NOT suited for beginners. Please see Level 3 Community Interpreting instead.

Course price £50 enrolment fee

£240 (assessment /registration /certification fee)

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