Published on March 19, 2014
So you want to become an Interpreter…
If you live in the UK then you need: A course that prepares you well enough for you to pass the DPSI exam. What does that mean?
DPSI Online offers courses that include: Specialised terminology language support by qualified tutors Interaction/Engagement Has structure and substance Covers the DPSI topics set by the CIoL Practices :consecutive/simultaneous interpreting + sight translation/written translation Covers ethics and ethical dilemmas CPD/Mentoring
DPSI Law covers Module I - Types of crime Part 1 & Part 2 – Offences against the person / Public order offences / Drugs and related offences – Difficulties and things that may go wrong for the interpreter – Victims of crime / Theft offences / Traffic offences Module II – Police Powers and Procedures – Police powers to stop and search / Powers to enter and search premises – Identification of suspects / Arrest & Caution / Interviews – taped and on video – Witness Statements /Suspect’s rights / Duty solicitors – Bail – conditional, unconditional, breach of bail / – The role of the interpreter at the police station Module III – Criminal and Civil Courts – Court structure for England and Wales /Magistrates Court / County court / Tribunals – Sentencing / Legal Terminology / Role of the interpreter in court – Interpreting techniques / Sight translation and written translation Terminology
Module IV – Probation – National Probation Service – Types of Probation Orders / Pre-Sentence reports /Alternative sentencing / ASBOs – Terminology / Glossary of Abbreviations – Interpreting techniques and Role of the Interpreter Module V – Immigration – UKBA – previously IND/ Home Office / Asylum / NASS Support – First Tier Tribunal (previously IAT) /Human rights / Specialised Terminology – Role of the interpreter in Immigration Settings Module VI – Civil Law – Tort / Employment / Family law – Succession and Probate / Terminology Module VII – Local Government – Local government organizations – Housing / Social Services / Benefits / Education – Terminology/ Sts and written translations – Role of the Interpreter in the Community Terminology
The DPSI Law course is all about terminology Upon completion of the course you will be able to confidently use and understand most legal terms such as: Common assault, ABH & GBH, manslaughter & murder Police and Court Bail, the 2 different cautions, injunction, ADR Either way offences, drunk & disorderly Probation, Home Office, CPS Trespassing, homelessness, benefits Probate, wills and so much more… Terminology
The DPSI Health covers Module I - Structure of NHS & Health Professionals – PCTs, Walk in Centres, GP’s, Hospitals, – Healthcare Professionals – Doctors, Nurses, Health visitors, Midwifes, Dentists – Medications - Methods of administration – Health promotion - Medical tests (cholesterol, diabetes, blood pressure) – Medical Terminology – Interpreters Responsibilities Module II - Sexual health, pregnancy, children care – Sexual Health Clinics, STDs, HIV, AIDS, Contraception, IUDs – Vasectomy, Sickle cell & Thalassemia – Where to have the baby, care of new born baby, immunisations – Medical terminology – Simultaneous Interpreting Terminology
Module III – Human Body 1 – Respiratory & Circulation Systems • Respiratory diseases, Blood & Lymphatic system, blood groups & disorders • Heart & circulation system, blood vessels / veins / arteries / capillaries • Heart diseases, Arteriosclerosis, Stroke / Keyhole surgery Module IV - Human Body 2 – Digestive & Urinary Systems – Healthy heating, dieticians , nutritionists – Digestive system, digestive problems / liver problems – Urinary System, infections, cystitis Module V – Human Body 3 - Bones & Skin, Hearing & Sight – Hearing, Sight & Speech – Structure of eye, eye disorders, glaucoma, cataracts – Skin & Skin diseases - acne, dermatitis, eczema, melanoma, psoriasis, shingles – Bones & Joints - common problems – osteoporosis Terminology
Module VI – Oncology & Palliative care – Lymph nodes and cancer (Breast cancer, Lung Cancer, Skin Cancer, Leukaemia, Colon Cancer, Prostate Cancer) – Acute & Palliative Care / Organ Donation – Terminology/ Interpreting Techniques – Note taking Module VII – Mental Health, alternative medicine, plastic surgery – Mental Health - Definitions and most common disorders, sectioned for treatment – Alternative Medicine - Holistic, Homeopathy, Herbalism, Acupuncture & Ayurveda – Plastic Surgery - Birth marks, cleft palate, mastectomy – Dentistry - Teeth and common diseases – Private Healthcare New add on modules being prepared on: Mental Health, interpreting for victims of torture and interpreting for minors Terminology
Languages The DPSI Online course is available in all languages ** **provided we have 3 students per language
Extra DPSI Online offers these extra resources ► PSI Glossary ** (http://dpsionline.co.uk/resources/glossary/) ► Information on standards of practice & CPD ► Codes of Conduct available from NRPSI, CIoL and others ► Ethics & Ethical Dilemmas covered during the Webinars in May And upon completion: ► Interpreter’s Manual (http://dpsionline.co.uk/resources/interpreters-manual/) ► Certificate of Completion ► Mentorship **in the languages available
Our Beliefs ►Our Beliefs: • The perception of good or bad service is the measure of your success or failure. • Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude. (Zig Ziglar) • Quality is not an act, it’s an habit. (Aristotle)
…a thought Therefore I leave you with a thought… Bad interpreting is… a verbally transmitted disease ! Bad translations are… a textually transmitted disease! Protect yourself !!!
Ready to start training ? Would you like more information about these courses? visit: www.dpsionline.co.uk or contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact us
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