Level 6 Diploma in Public Service Interpreting

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About The Qualification

The CIOL Qualification Diploma in Public Service Interpreting is a professional qualification entered under Level 6 on the National Qualification Framework (NQF) - BA Level. It is the gold standard for interpreters if they are serious about their career.

Benefits:

  • Ofqual-accredited, nationally recognised qualification
  • Exemptions for the DPI qualification
  • Improved career prospects - you will be entitled to:
    • Use the title ‘DPSI’ after your name
    • Apply for professional membership of the Chartered Institute of Linguists
    • Apply for registration on the National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI)

Structure of the exam: The qualification is composed of five units for each pathway:

  • Unit 01 (Level 6): Interpret consecutively and simultaneously (whispered) in the public services
  • Unit 02 (Level 6): Provide a sight translation into English in the public services
  • Unit 03 (Level 6): Provide a sight translation from English in the public services
  • Unit 04 (Level 5): Translate into English in the public services
  • Unit 05 (Level 5): Translate from English in the public services

Dates: Exams take place annually. All five units, three oral and two written can be taken in June; written units only can also be taken in November.

           Due to the Coronavius June 2020 exmas have been provisionally re-scheduled to take place in August 2020, date to be confirmed as soon as possible.

Registration: Registration for the DPSI exam sessions is August in open until Tuesday 30 June 2020.

Cost: Candidates must pay exam fees and a centre fee. Fees are reviewed annually.

Exam fees 2020

  • Unit 01: £227
  • Unit 02: £186
  • Unit 03: £186
  • Unit 04: £186
  • Unit 05: £186
  • Full registration (all units): £680

* Fees are capped at £680.00; if the total cost of the units you are sitting exceeds this amount, the maximum payment is still £680.00

Centre Enrolment fees 2020

  • Unit 01: £55.00
  • Unit 02 and/or 03: £55.00
  • Unit 04 and/or 05: £55.00
  • Full CIOLQ Open Centre Enrolment Fee:  £159.00 (all five units)

How to apply: Please contact Maria Diamond on maria@diversityni.co.uk or 02890473737 to receive an entry form.