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ISL December Newsletter 2016 – 09/12/16

Well, what a year it has been for ISL! From creating brand new, industry changing qualifications to being the finalists in the E-Learning and Training Journal awards, read our December newsletter to see all our achievements this year.

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Level 6 Diploma in Community Interpreting (DCI)

At the start of this year, ISL released its Level 6 Certificate in Community Interpreting (DCI) qualification. The DCI qualification is an equivalent of the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) and allows linguists, upon successful completion, to do the same level of work the DPSI allows. Students can study more than one specialism within the same course, something which the DPSI doesn’t offer. Nearly a year on and our DCI qualification has had a great success with over 100 students enrolled. Here are just some of the benefits of undertaking our DCI:

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In this issue, we are offering a terrific discount on the DCI. Scroll down to find out more.

To register your place on our DCI qualification, click here.

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Ministry of Justice (MoJ) Recognition

You may or may not know that the MoJ have signed a new contract with our partner company, thebigword. In October, we were proud to announce that our Level 6 Diploma in Community Interpreting (DCI) was recognised by the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) as one of the qualifications that will allow interpreters to work on all of their interpreting assignments. This means that not only could our students specialise in more then one sector and be fully qualified as an interpreter, their qualification would also be recognised by the MoJ allowing them to work on the highest paid and most demanding interpreting assignments.

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National Register of Public Service Interpreting (NRPSI) Recognition

After months of rigorous assessment to ensure the quality was high enough and the topics covered satisfy their high standards, the National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI) have recognised our Level 6 Diploma in Community Interpreting (DCI) qualification!

The NRPSI Qualifications Committee reviewed the DCI and has determined that applicants who pass the qualification, including the optional module ‘Supporting Interpreting Through Draft Written Translations From and Into English’ will meet the qualification registration requirements for ‘Full status’.

To our knowledge, this is the first time that any qualification other than the DPSI has achieved these requirements.

Read more here.

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Award Finalists

Earlier this year, ISL ‘s Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting qualifications was put forward for not 1 but 2 E-Learning awards! We were shortlisted as finalists for the Training Journal Awards 2016 in the category ‘Best Private/Commercial Programme’ and  Learning Technology 2016 Awards in the category ‘Best Online Distance Learning programme’. Our Level 3 qualification is aimed at interpreters who are new to the industry with little or no experience that wish to start work as a professional. This is amazing for ISL and great recognition for the courses and qualifications we are running.

For more information on our Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting, click here.

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Full Time Centre Manager

In September this year, we gained another full time employee to ISL, expanding our team even further. Pam Kaur previously worked for us on a freelance basis doing assessing work for our community interpreting qualifications. Going above and beyond her role as an assessor, we asked Pam to work as a part time, freelance IQA and Centre Manager. Recognising her talents and abilities even further, we asked Pam to become a full time Centre Manager. After signing her employment contract, we no longer have a part time Pam but a Permanent Pam. Check out her linked in page here.

Pam Kaur

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Classroom Qualifications and Course

ISL have expanded from a distance learning centre to a blended learning centre by offering a number of classroom courses and workshops. We offer our Level 3 and Level 6 interpreting qualifications by classroom learning as well as distance learning. We have also introduced some classroom workshops on various subjects such as CPD for Interpreters and Police Interpreting.

You can find a listing of our workshops here.

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In light of our growing success this year, ISL are pleased to bring you our biggest discount yet. We are offering you £150 off our DCI qualification. Use the code: 2k16150 when arranging payment with the team.

This offer expires 31.12.2016 (23:59)

To register your place on our DCI qualification, click here.

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Thank you all for your continued support and we look forward to seeing what 2017 holds for ISL.

Stay in touch. If you have any enquires suggestions or ideas, please email the team on info@islinguists.com.

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