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.
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
I don’t have an interpreting qualification, can I still claim the level 4 certificate?
No. This qualification is only available 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 trauma-informed. To get started as an interpreter, we recommend checking out our 12-week Level 3 Community Interpreting course.
What languages is this course and qualification available for?
This online course is taught in English and is suitable for all languages.
Does it include tutor support?
This course does not include any tutor support unless you want to achieve the Level 4 qualification.
What are the course requirements?
Experienced interpreter who regularly works in emotionally charged settings.
Ability to conduct self-study.
Is this course accredited?
Yes, the Level 4 Interpreting for Victims of Crime is a recognised qualification accredited by One Awards.
What does the certification process look like?
Coursework and assessments will be required of those who wish to claim their level 4 certificate. The Certificate is awarded upon successfully complying with all requirements and portfolio criteria set by the Awarding Body.
*Only those with a Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting (or higher) can request this Level 4 qualification.