School of Social, Historical and Political Studies

PG Cert Interpreting

PG Cert Part-time 1 year

Experienced practitioners and allied professionals from a multitude of fields come together to provide situated learning in different domains of work, exploring the employment avenues available to you as an interpreter.

Experienced practitioners and allied professionals from a multitude of fields come together to provide situated learning in different domains of work, exploring the employment avenues available to you as an interpreter.

Award
PG Cert
Start date(s)
16 September 2024,13 January 2025
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Course specifications
Course length
Part-time (1 year)
Campus location
Wolverhampton City Campus
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Why choose this course?

Experienced practitioners and allied professionals from a multitude of fields come together to provide situated learning in different domains of work, exploring the employment avenues available to you as an interpreter. There is a wide appeal amongst employers for the knowledge, skills and performance developed across this course, as well as the research skills to develop sector knowledge and expertise offered through collaboration. This sharing of expertise allows for students to develop their professional skills, alongside knowledge and interaction with the professionals they will be working alongside as qualified interpreters and translators. In addition, the teaching team at the University of Wolverhampton are recognised as leaders in training by the European Forum of Sign Language Interpreters, demonstrating the credibility of your qualification.

What's unique about this course?

  • The teaching on the course is undertaken by experienced practitioners (interpreters and translators). 
  • This course is unique in bringing together situated learning alongside allied professionals, and teaching on the course is undertaken by experienced practitioners (interpreters, translators, nurses, solicitors, etc.).
  • The teaching team have published situated learning and is recognised as a European level for the European forum of sign language interpreters as a leader in training.

What happens on the course?

The teaching on the course is undertaken by experienced practitioners (interpreters and translators). This course is unique in bringing allied professionals (nurses, police, solicitors, social workers, coaches, mentors, etc.) together to provide situated learning in the different domains of work (in the clinical skills lab, in television studio with editing suite and production technicians support section, in the one-way mirror recording suite, etc.) rather than different modes of interpreting.

This sharing of expertise allows for students to develop their professional skills, alongside knowledge and interaction with the professionals they will be working alongside as qualified interpreters and translators. Both deaf and hearing interpreters are trained side by side either working as English <> BSL translators, or BSL <> modified BSL, > English, > ASL interpreters. 

This course is unique in bringing together situated learning alongside allied professionals, and teaching on the course is undertaken by experienced practitioners (interpreters, translators, nurses, solicitors, etc.). The course allows use of domain specific resources (one-way mirror recording suite, nursing clinical skills lab, in-vision interpreting in the television studio with production technician support) from across the Universities facilities.

The teaching team have published situated learning and is recognised as a European level for the European forum of sign language interpreters as a leader in training.

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The course is intellectually stimulating and upon completion learners will have the skills, knowledge and understanding to apply theoretical frameworks to real world interpreting and translation situations, support co-interpreters/translators and engage in complex interpreting and/or translation (SLT/I) work in the medical, legal, and/or conference domains. The course is designed to provide learners with the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in SLT/I to enable specialisation thus enhancing employability.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home Part-time £3077 per year 2022-23
Home Part-time £3230 per year 2023-24
Home Part-time £3230 per year 2023-24
Home Part-time £3392 per year 2024-25

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

  • A (Hons) Degree in relevant discipline 2:1, or equivalent professional experience working in a Deaf or Deaf related sector. British Sign Language level 6 (or equivalent).
  • Non-native speakers should hold IELTS with an overall band score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each element.

Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate on-site programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


Self-funded:

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found by clicking here.


Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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