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Level 6 Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI)

£699.00 inc. VAT

The DPSI is a nationally recognised qualification that is widely regarded as the Gold standard for Interpreters. It is accepted and requested nationwide by Interpreter clients and Language Service providers. Interpreters with this qualification provide a consistent high standard of Public Service Interpreting and as a linguist you will be able to gain, and be eligible for, the highest level Interpreting jobs in the following sectors:

  • Law/MoJ: Courts, Prison/Probation, Police, Solicitors, Immigration
  • Public services: NHS, Mental Health, Education, Social Services, Local Government
  • Business

How much does it Cost?
The exam consists of 5 units. You can purchase one or more separately or all 5 at a discounted rate. All prices are inclusive of VAT.

Unit 01 £181.00
Unit 02 £155.00
Unit 03 £155.00
Unit 04 £155.00
Unit 05 £155.00
Full registration fee £549.00

Certification Fees
The overall price of the DPSI also includes a £150.00 certification fee. This price represents a saving of 20% in comparison to other providers overall fee.

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Course Description

What are the benefits?
The benefits of the qualification include:

  • Nationally recognised qualification, regulated and accredited by Ofqual
  • Exams taking place every month
  • Available in every location
  • Take the exam in any language
  • Access to the most sought after Interpreter assignments
  • Use the title ‘DPSI’ after your name
  • 20% saving compared to other providers

When can I start?
We offer the DPSI every month of the year, so you will not need to wait long for your exam. We recommend taking a preparation course prior to attempting the exam.

How long does it take?
The total exam time is 3 hours. made up of:

Unit 01 Interpret simultaneously and consecutively to and from English in legal, police and immigration contexts 40mins
Unit 02 Provide a sight translation to English in legal, police and immigration contexts 10mins
Unit 03 Provide a sight translation from English in legal, police and immigration contexts 10mins
Unit 04 Provide a draft written translation from English in legal, police and immigration contexts 60mins
Unit 05 Provide a draft written translation from English in legal, police and immigration contexts 60mins

Are there any requirements?
To successfully join this qualification, you need to have ‘native’ speaker competence in English and in your ‘other’ language. (NOTE: This will be tested as part of the application process and throughout the exam, you DO NOT need to have an English qualification to apply.)

What do I need to be able to complete this qualification?

  • Access to the internet
  • A Skype account
  • Access to a desktop computer or laptop.
  • A webcam
  • A microphone/sound card for the computer, if it isn’t already installed

How many credits is the qualification worth?
A total of 45 credits is awarded when you pass the qualification.

What topics will be tested?
You will be tested on a variety of topics within the legal, police and immigration specialisms. For a full list of topics that may be covered, please refer to the ISL Level 6 DPSI Handbook.

How will you assess me?
The Level 6 DPSI is an oral and a written examination that will include:

  • Consecutive Interpreting to and from English in legal, police and immigration contexts.
  • Simultaneous Interpreting to and from English in legal, police and immigration contexts.
  • Sight translation to and from English in legal, police and immigration contexts.
  • Written translation to and from English in legal, police and immigration contexts.

How do I apply?
You can get started with your qualification today by clicking the ‘Get Started Now’ button above. The team will call you back to book your exam date.

Is this a nationally recognised qualification?
Yes, the Level 6 DPSI course is accredited by Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) and registered on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) with Ofqual. The Qualification Accreditation Number (QAN) is 603/2014/X.

What is the registration process?
At ISL, we want to be confident that everyone who is accepted onto our qualification has the right skill, knowledge and ability to be able to successfully complete the learning experience. Once you have reserved your place, we will contact you to discuss your qualification, preparation and the date of your exam.

 

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