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 to 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 course?
- Access to a solid internet connection
- A Skype account
- Access to a desktop computer or laptop. (Skype assessments and the course content don’t work on smart devices such as iPhone)
- A webcam
- A microphone/sound card for the computer, if it isn’t already installed
- Any of the following Internet Browsers: Firefox 2.0 and higher, IE 5.5 and higher, Safari 1.0 and higher or Google Chrome (all versions)
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.
What if I need a preparation course as well?
ISL do not currently offer a preparation course. However, our award winning partners Bridge Interpreting offer courses in person and also for distance learning all over the country. You can read more by clicking here.