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Certificate in Public Service Interpreting (Middlessex University)

23 February 2012


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Now recognised as a profession in its own right, demand for qualified interpreters to work in the public services is growing. At the same time, the professional landscape is changing, as new technologies such as video-mediated interpreting develop and working practices change. The Certificate in Public Service Interpreting is a 45 credit course which prepares students for a successful career in Public Service Interpreting and Translation (PSIT). It also trains students for the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting exams.

Why study Public service Translation?
Flexible programme with mix of self-study tasks, interactive activities, research and reflection and face-to-face classroom sessions
Digital Language Laboratory and conference interpreting facilities
Training in the field of video-mediated interpreting
Extensive use of e-learning technologies for collaborative learning and teaching activities
Core curriculum delivered in English allows for all language combinations
Preparation for the IoLEducational Trust Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) examination (pass rates available on request)
Visits to external institutions (Courts, Tribunals, Hospitals etc) included in programme
Classes taught by experts in the field with extensive experience
and a track record of EU funded research and development activities
Fortnightly workshop-style classes combining the benefits of both distance and face to face learning
for more info:
http://www.mdx.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/language_translation_studies/public_service_interpreting_cert.aspx

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