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OUR QUALIFICATIONS AND CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

1. QUALIFICATIONS

PLEASE NOTE:- Most of our qualifications are available via distance learning and can be started at any time – some of our courses can also be funded via an Advanced Learner Loan. For more information follow this link ADVANCED LEARNER LOAN

TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting (RQF) – 16 credits

DPSI Preparation course for the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (Level 6) English Law option

*NEW* INTENSIVE DPSI COURSE
NEW INTENSIVE DPSI Preparation course for the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (Level 6) English Law option

DPI Preparation course for the Diploma in Police Interpreting (Level 6)

Advanced Medical Interpreting (Endorsed by TQUK)

 

TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting (RQF) – 16 credits
AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING AND ON AN ADVANCED LEARNER LOAN

This is a nationally recognised qualification and the minimum required to enable a bilingual speaker to work as a Community Interpreter.

This course is ideal for bilingual adults, who wish to develop their interpreting skills to gain employment, enhance existing CV, progress in current paid or unpaid role, or progress to further training.
Requirements: You must be fluent in English and at least another language

You will learn:
- To understand the role of the Community Interpreter
- To learn about the sectors where interpreters may be required to work
- To develop and practice sight translation
- To demonstrate the skills of two-way interpreting
- To learn how to develop and enhance own performance
- Issues of confidentiality and intervention skills

The course includes: group work, role plays, pair work, portfolio building tasks, specialist trainers interventions, research, workshops, individual assignments and case studies.
The course will run 1 day per week for 14 weeks. There is some flexibility on the day and time accordingly to the availability of students.
Should there be sufficient demand then more than one course may run at a time.

For more information on fees and enrolment, contact us by phone 0191 66 200 15 or e-mail [email protected] emailurl

 

DPSI Preparation course for the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (Level 6) – English Law option
AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING AND ON AN ADVANCED LEARNER LOAN

This course is for those with some experience in interpreting who wish to gain a qualification recognised at national and European level in order to work in Public Service Interpreting.

The class based course starts in September every year and completes in the following June but, the distance learning option can be started at any time, thus maximising your learning opportunities.

This course includes multiple practice sessions and sets of full mock exams to allow the development of interpreting techniques such as simultaneous interpreting and training to include the principles and practice of written translation.

This is a first-degree level qualification (Level 6).
Students who gain the DPSI qualification will be able to apply for registration on the National Register for Public Services Interpreters (NRPSI Ltd.) and will be able to use the initials DPSI after their name.

The examination consists of the following modules:
- Interpreting using consecutive and whispered techniques
- Sight translation from and into English
- Written Translation from and into English

For more information on fees and enrolment, contact us by phone 0191 66 200 15 or e-mail [email protected] emailurl

 

*NEW* DPSI INTENSIVE Preparation course for the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (Level 6) – English Law option
AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING AND ON AN ADVANCED LEARNER LOAN

This course is for experienced interpreters looking for a fast-track way to prepare for the DPSI exams. The course is via distance learning only. As such it can be started at any time, freeing you from both start and completion dates. Giving you complete flexibility and allowing you to work at your own pace fitting it around your other commitments.

The DPSI qualification recognised at national and European level in order to work in Public Service Interpreting.

This is a first-degree level qualification (Level 6).
Students who gain the DPSI qualification will be able to apply for registration on the National Register for Public Services Interpreters (NRPSI Ltd.) and will be able to use the initials DPSI after their name.

Length of course: – you decide, with no fixed start or completion dates, you can join at any time and take it as fast or as slowly as you choose.

Enrolment and registration for the course is subject to successfully passing the initial interview and assessment.

Available via an ADVANCED LEARNER LOAN, the fees include: all exam fees, all resources including research books, interpreting theory reference book, past exam papers for your language pair, training materials and study tasks resulting in no initial cash outlay.

The examination consists of the following modules:
- Interpreting using consecutive and whispered techniques
- Sight translation from and into English
- Written Translation from and into English

For more information on fees and enrolment, contact us by phone 0191 66 200 15 or e-mail [email protected] emailurl

 

DPI Preparation course for the Diploma in Police Interpreting (Level 6)
AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING AND ON AN ADVANCED LEARNER LOAN

This qualification replaces the Metropolitan Police Test and has now been introduced nationally.

This course is for those with some experience in interpreting who wish to gain a qualification recognised at national and European level in order to work in Police Interpreting.

This is a first-degree level qualification (Level 6).
Students who gain the DPI qualification will be able to apply for registration on the National Register for Public Services Interpreters (NRPSI Ltd.) and will be able to use the initials DPI after their name.

The Diploma in Police Interpreting examinations consist of five units and the structure is as follows:
- Interpret consecutively two-way in a Police context and take a Police statement
- Interpret simultaneously – whispered – from English in a Police context
- Provide a Sight Translation from English in a Police context
- Translate a Police statement into English
- Translate from English in a Police context

The exams will take place twice a year in November and May and are organised by the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL).

For more information on fees and enrolment, contact us by phone 0191 66 200 15 or e-mail [email protected] emailurl

 

TQUK Advanced Medical Interpreting
AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING
Bridge is proud to introduce the FIRST Advanced Medical Interpreting course in the North East of England.

This course has been carefully designed by us to enable our qualified interpreters to work on their professional development and develop their interpreting skills and terminology in health care settings.

This course consists of the following modules:
- Primary Healthcare
- Hospitals & Specialised Units
- Mental health
- Telephone Interpreting & Note Taking skills within healthcare settings
- Sight Translation within healthcare settings
- Resources and Challenging Terminology
- Challenges to the role of the interpreter within healthcare settings
- 2 Revision sessions

Upon completion of the coursework, you will receive an Advanced Medical Interpreting certificate delivered by the Awarding Body TQUK.

For more information on fees and enrolment, contact us by phone 0191 66 200 15 or e-mail [email protected] emailurl

 

2. CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL
DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness (Endorsed by TQUK)

TQUK Self-Employment & Tax Management Workshop (Endorsed by TQUK)

Translation Practice & Principles Workshop

Statement taking in a Police Context
TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Mental Health Awareness
FREE OF CHARGE
AVAILABLE VIA DISTANCE LEARNING

If you have recently graduated from our Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting or already work as an interpreter, this course will be useful to acqure new terminology relevant to the Mental Health field and gain an understanding of some of the most
common mental health disorders. This course might also be of interest if you are a carer
or intend to work for the health services.

The course has the following units:

Understanding:
- Mental Health
- Stress
- Anxiety
- Bipolar Disorder
- Dementia
- Depression
- Eating Disorders
- Phobias
- Post-Natal Depression
- Schizophrenia

For more information on fees and enrolment, contact us by phone 0191 66 200 15 or e-mail [email protected] emailurl

 

Self-Employment and Tax Management. Available via Distance Learning
This workshop is aimed at assisting all of you who work as self-employed interpreters/tutors to:

- Register with HMRC for tax purposes (either as self-employed or as a second income)
- Manage flow of invoices and payments from various interpreting/translation agencies which operate different payment rates and terms
- Best practice on keeping accounts
- what counts as income and expenditure
- Self-assessment form completion and National insurance payments if applicable
You will obtain a certificate issued by TQUK and a CPD folder designed by BRIDGE.

We will be running 3 workshops a year, so please consult our NEWS section for dates and times of forthcoming workshops.

For more information on fees and enrolment, contact us by phone 0191 66 200 15 or e-mail [email protected] emailurl

 

Translation Practice and Principals Workshop
This full day workshop is intended for linguists who wish to make their first steps into the translation World, or wish to enhance their translation skills.

The training will include:

- clear steps on howto proceed when carrying out a translation
- resources to assist bilingual glossary building and terminology research
- Principles of translation,
- Practice
- (Optional): guidance for DPSI translation exam.

For more information on fees and enrolment, contact us by phone 0191 66 200 15 or e-mail [email protected] emailurl

 

Statement taking in a Police Context
This workshop is for interpreters who wish to develop knowledge and skills on best practice when taking a police statement.

You will practice statement taking from English to other language and other language to English.

The morning session will be dedicated to the theory of statement taking and the Dos and Don’ts for interpreters working in a police context.

The afternoon session will enable participants to put into practice what they have learnt during the morning session via DPI past papers practice.

For more information on fees and enrolment, contact us by phone 0191 66 200 15 or e-mail [email protected] emailurl