Level 6 British Sign Language – Part 1 Interpreting

The course is designed to teach the practical, ethical, theoretical and analytical skills required to become a competent professional interpreter.

7 days
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: Level 6 NVQ Certificate in BSL

Course Info

Candidates will receive training in specific areas of interpreting advanced theory and practice, including self evaluation, professional development and interpreter ethics.

The course includes:

  • Understanding the role of an interpreter.
  • Teaching of theoretical and practical skills including feedback on video evidence.
  • Ethics, attitudes and interpreter power.
  • Models and processes of interpreting and interaction.
  • Cultural differences and strategies for working between two cultures.
  • Discourse analysis and professional development strategies.
  • Strategies for successful interpreting.


A taught programme, which includes teaching of both theoretical and practical skills.

Candidates will also be encouraged to complete work outside of the classroom which will be used to support them in improving their interpreting skills.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

You must be familiar with Signature Level 6 NVQ Certificate in BSL curriculum and hold a Signature Level 6 NVQ Certificate in BSL Certificate. You should have a wide knowledge in Deaf Community issues and partake in Deaf Rallies, Meetings, Deaf Clubs, etc. Admittance on to the course is by means of an interview, during which time candidates will have a BSL skills assessment.