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Applicants wishing to apply for entry in July 2014 should contact us directly at Student.Admissions@leedsmet.ac.uk

Vocational Diploma in
Public Service Interpreting

Undergraduate course
Interpreting

Develop your understanding of Public Service interpreting and increase your skills on our flexible online course.

Applicants wishing to apply for entry in July 2014 should contact us directly at Student.Admissions@leedsmet.ac.uk
Applicants wishing to apply for entry in July 2014 should contact us directly at Student.Admissions@leedsmet.ac.uk

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Entry requirements
Additional Requirements: Applicants should have the required level of proficiency in English Language plus another language, be able to demonstrate academic ability and have experience in the profession.To meet the English language requirements you should have one of the following:* English Language GCSE grade C or above or equivalent:* Key skills level 2* BTEC first diploma (was previously GNVQ intermediate)* NVQ level2 or* IELTS 6.0 with no skill below 5.5 or equivalentOther academic requirements are:* To be a native speaker of another language including the ability to read, write and speak the language with a full comprehension of it. This can be evidenced by a qualification comparable to English GCSE grade C or above* Level 4 Vocational Certificate in Interpreting from Leeds Metropolitan University or* Community Interpreting Level 1If you have no previous interpreting qualification we may be able to consider your application directly to this course if you have over 100 hours of experience as paid interpreter, which you should evidence with a letter from an employer.Your application should also include:* experience of working as a consecutive/liaison interpreter for at least 40 hours as a volunteer, as a freelance or as an em lo ee, which can be evidenced for example by a letter from an employer.* an understanding of the procedures and background of some or all of the following activities: immigration, asylum, hospitals, police stations, courts of law, local authority services, education and employment.* evidence the personal skills and qualities required to study independently and work unsupervised and in situations that require sensitivity and confidentiality.
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature StudentsOur University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however relevant work and life experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases relevant work and life experiences cannot be considered in lieu.
Additional Requirements: Applicants should have the required level of proficiency in English Language plus another language, be able to demonstrate academic ability and have experience in the profession.To meet the English language requirements you should have one of the following:* English Language GCSE grade C or above or equivalent:* Key skills level 2* BTEC first diploma (was previously GNVQ intermediate)* NVQ level2 or* IELTS 6.0 with no skill below 5.5 or equivalentOther academic requirements are:* To be a native speaker of another language including the ability to read, write and speak the language with a full comprehension of it. This can be evidenced by a qualification comparable to English GCSE grade C or above* Level 4 Vocational Certificate in Interpreting from Leeds Metropolitan University or* Community Interpreting Level 1If you have no previous interpreting qualification we may be able to consider your application directly to this course if you have over 100 hours of experience as paid interpreter, which you should evidence with a letter from an employer.Your application should also include:* experience of working as a consecutive/liaison interpreter for at least 40 hours as a volunteer, as a freelance or as an em lo ee, which can be evidenced for example by a letter from an employer.* an understanding of the procedures and background of some or all of the following activities: immigration, asylum, hospitals, police stations, courts of law, local authority services, education and employment.* evidence the personal skills and qualities required to study independently and work unsupervised and in situations that require sensitivity and confidentiality.
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualificationsIf you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsmet.ac.uk.Need to improve your English Language skills?Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses click hereMore questions?No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.
Entry requirements
Additional Requirements: Applicants should have the required level of proficiency in English Language plus another language, be able to demonstrate academic ability and have experience in the profession.To meet the English language requirements you should have one of the following:* English Language GCSE grade C or above or equivalent:* Key skills level 2* BTEC first diploma (was previously GNVQ intermediate)* NVQ level2 or* IELTS 6.0 with no skill below 5.5 or equivalentOther academic requirements are:* To be a native speaker of another language including the ability to read, write and speak the language with a full comprehension of it. This can be evidenced by a qualification comparable to English GCSE grade C or above* Level 4 Vocational Certificate in Interpreting from Leeds Metropolitan University or* Community Interpreting Level 1If you have no previous interpreting qualification we may be able to consider your application directly to this course if you have over 100 hours of experience as paid interpreter, which you should evidence with a letter from an employer.Your application should also include:* experience of working as a consecutive/liaison interpreter for at least 40 hours as a volunteer, as a freelance or as an em lo ee, which can be evidenced for example by a letter from an employer.* an understanding of the procedures and background of some or all of the following activities: immigration, asylum, hospitals, police stations, courts of law, local authority services, education and employment.* evidence the personal skills and qualities required to study independently and work unsupervised and in situations that require sensitivity and confidentiality.
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature StudentsOur University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however relevant work and life experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases relevant work and life experiences cannot be considered in lieu.
Additional Requirements: Applicants should have the required level of proficiency in English Language plus another language, be able to demonstrate academic ability and have experience in the profession.To meet the English language requirements you should have one of the following:* English Language GCSE grade C or above or equivalent:* Key skills level 2* BTEC first diploma (was previously GNVQ intermediate)* NVQ level2 or* IELTS 6.0 with no skill below 5.5 or equivalentOther academic requirements are:* To be a native speaker of another language including the ability to read, write and speak the language with a full comprehension of it. This can be evidenced by a qualification comparable to English GCSE grade C or above* Level 4 Vocational Certificate in Interpreting from Leeds Metropolitan University or* Community Interpreting Level 1If you have no previous interpreting qualification we may be able to consider your application directly to this course if you have over 100 hours of experience as paid interpreter, which you should evidence with a letter from an employer.Your application should also include:* experience of working as a consecutive/liaison interpreter for at least 40 hours as a volunteer, as a freelance or as an em lo ee, which can be evidenced for example by a letter from an employer.* an understanding of the procedures and background of some or all of the following activities: immigration, asylum, hospitals, police stations, courts of law, local authority services, education and employment.* evidence the personal skills and qualities required to study independently and work unsupervised and in situations that require sensitivity and confidentiality.
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualificationsIf you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsmet.ac.uk.Need to improve your English Language skills?Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses click hereMore questions?No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.
Entry requirements
Additional Requirements: Applicants should have the required level of proficiency in English Language plus another language, be able to demonstrate academic ability and have experience in the profession.To meet the English language requirements you should have one of the following:* English Language GCSE grade C or above or equivalent:* Key skills level 2* BTEC first diploma (was previously GNVQ intermediate)* NVQ level2 or* IELTS 6.0 with no skill below 5.5 or equivalentOther academic requirements are:* To be a native speaker of another language including the ability to read, write and speak the language with a full comprehension of it. This can be evidenced by a qualification comparable to English GCSE grade C or above* Level 4 Vocational Certificate in Interpreting from Leeds Metropolitan University or* Community Interpreting Level 1If you have no previous interpreting qualification we may be able to consider your application directly to this course if you have over 100 hours of experience as paid interpreter, which you should evidence with a letter from an employer.Your application should also include:* experience of working as a consecutive/liaison interpreter for at least 40 hours as a volunteer, as a freelance or as an em lo ee, which can be evidenced for example by a letter from an employer.* an understanding of the procedures and background of some or all of the following activities: immigration, asylum, hospitals, police stations, courts of law, local authority services, education and employment.* evidence the personal skills and qualities required to study independently and work unsupervised and in situations that require sensitivity and confidentiality.
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature StudentsOur University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however relevant work and life experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases relevant work and life experiences cannot be considered in lieu.
Additional Requirements: Applicants should have the required level of proficiency in English Language plus another language, be able to demonstrate academic ability and have experience in the profession.To meet the English language requirements you should have one of the following:* English Language GCSE grade C or above or equivalent:* Key skills level 2* BTEC first diploma (was previously GNVQ intermediate)* NVQ level2 or* IELTS 6.0 with no skill below 5.5 or equivalentOther academic requirements are:* To be a native speaker of another language including the ability to read, write and speak the language with a full comprehension of it. This can be evidenced by a qualification comparable to English GCSE grade C or above* Level 4 Vocational Certificate in Interpreting from Leeds Metropolitan University or* Community Interpreting Level 1If you have no previous interpreting qualification we may be able to consider your application directly to this course if you have over 100 hours of experience as paid interpreter, which you should evidence with a letter from an employer.Your application should also include:* experience of working as a consecutive/liaison interpreter for at least 40 hours as a volunteer, as a freelance or as an em lo ee, which can be evidenced for example by a letter from an employer.* an understanding of the procedures and background of some or all of the following activities: immigration, asylum, hospitals, police stations, courts of law, local authority services, education and employment.* evidence the personal skills and qualities required to study independently and work unsupervised and in situations that require sensitivity and confidentiality.
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualificationsIf you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsmet.ac.uk.Need to improve your English Language skills?Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses click hereMore questions?No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.
Entry requirements
Additional Requirements: Applicants should have the required level of proficiency in English Language plus another language, be able to demonstrate academic ability and have experience in the profession.To meet the English language requirements you should have one of the following:* English Language GCSE grade C or above or equivalent:* Key skills level 2* BTEC first diploma (was previously GNVQ intermediate)* NVQ level2 or* IELTS 6.0 with no skill below 5.5 or equivalentOther academic requirements are:* To be a native speaker of another language including the ability to read, write and speak the language with a full comprehension of it. This can be evidenced by a qualification comparable to English GCSE grade C or above* Level 4 Vocational Certificate in Interpreting from Leeds Metropolitan University or* Community Interpreting Level 1If you have no previous interpreting qualification we may be able to consider your application directly to this course if you have over 100 hours of experience as paid interpreter, which you should evidence with a letter from an employer.Your application should also include:* experience of working as a consecutive/liaison interpreter for at least 40 hours as a volunteer, as a freelance or as an em lo ee, which can be evidenced for example by a letter from an employer.* an understanding of the procedures and background of some or all of the following activities: immigration, asylum, hospitals, police stations, courts of law, local authority services, education and employment.* evidence the personal skills and qualities required to study independently and work unsupervised and in situations that require sensitivity and confidentiality.
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature StudentsOur University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however relevant work and life experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases relevant work and life experiences cannot be considered in lieu.
Additional Requirements: Applicants should have the required level of proficiency in English Language plus another language, be able to demonstrate academic ability and have experience in the profession.To meet the English language requirements you should have one of the following:* English Language GCSE grade C or above or equivalent:* Key skills level 2* BTEC first diploma (was previously GNVQ intermediate)* NVQ level2 or* IELTS 6.0 with no skill below 5.5 or equivalentOther academic requirements are:* To be a native speaker of another language including the ability to read, write and speak the language with a full comprehension of it. This can be evidenced by a qualification comparable to English GCSE grade C or above* Level 4 Vocational Certificate in Interpreting from Leeds Metropolitan University or* Community Interpreting Level 1If you have no previous interpreting qualification we may be able to consider your application directly to this course if you have over 100 hours of experience as paid interpreter, which you should evidence with a letter from an employer.Your application should also include:* experience of working as a consecutive/liaison interpreter for at least 40 hours as a volunteer, as a freelance or as an em lo ee, which can be evidenced for example by a letter from an employer.* an understanding of the procedures and background of some or all of the following activities: immigration, asylum, hospitals, police stations, courts of law, local authority services, education and employment.* evidence the personal skills and qualities required to study independently and work unsupervised and in situations that require sensitivity and confidentiality.
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Verify your qualificationsIf you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsmet.ac.uk.Need to improve your English Language skills?Don't worry if you don't have the level of English required for your chosen course. We offer a wide range of courses which have been designed to help you to improve your qualifications and English language ability, most of which are accredited by the British Council. Check your English and find out more about our English courses click hereMore questions?No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

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“Doing a language degree is a great way to set yourself apart in the competitive job market – my course at Leeds Metropolitan provided me with fantastic opportunities to study abroad, learn in small classes and work on industry projects. I was tasked with presenting a business solution to an international company– which landed me my current job!”

Our course is a combination of academic theory and on-the-job experience - you can use best practices and tailored solutions you learn to help you advance your career as a Public Service interpreter. You will be able to demonstrate that you have both the expertise and knowledge to do a highly professional job, reinforcing your applications for work with language service providers, charity and council interpreting schemes and other public service interpreting bodies.

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  • Crown Court Interpreter
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MODULES & LEARNING

Explores ethics and social skills for interpreters, as well as providing advice on administrative skills and CPD.

Contains an in-depth discussion of practical techniques in face-to-face interpreting, telephone interpreting and sight translation in public service settings.

Most interpreting courses include language training or development so are restricted to people speaking specific language combinations. This course is not language specific so it can be taken by anyone with the specified competence in English and any other language(s). The course does not aim to improve your language skills directly but to develop a deeper understanding of the nuances in the role of a Public Service Interpreter so you can undertake more complicated interpreting assignments.

As the course is delivered online you do not need to attend classes at the University - it is very flexible and available to linguists wherever you live. You will be allocated a personal tutor who will advise you by email or phone on how to work through the course and be successful.

As one of our students, you will get a student card and access to a wide range of resources and services available.

This course also allows you to access SCICrec, the European Directorate General for Interpreting's innovative interpreting software.

Further information about this course can be found on the PSI related web page

  • Dr Theophile Munyangeyo
    Public Service InterpretingDr Theophile Munyangeyo
    Senior Lecturer
  • Working in the School of Languages, during his academic career, Theo has designed a range of courses in applied language studies and developed extensive teaching materials in the area of applied linguistics. He specialises in the ethical issues raised in interpreting and translating, and he has presented his research throughout Europe.
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