As previously posted, SLI’s Advanced Diploma is not being taught this academic year (2019-20). The Advanced Diploma was launched in 2013 based on a format that evolved during the SLI/University of Central Lancashire Postgraduate Diploma (1998-2013) and the University of Leeds MA in Interpreting and Translation which SLI designed and taught (2003-2012).
We are very proud of our achievement since we started offering interpreter training in 1998. To date, we have qualified 74 students via the Advanced Diploma. Added to this, 304 people achieved the SLI/UCLan Postgraduate Diploma (4 of whom were already qualified) and 46 people achieved the NVQ Level 4 in Interpreting with us. We also qualified 35 people via the Leeds MA. We also supported 235 people in achieving the Level 4 BSL receptive and productive units (57 of whom were Deaf).
Our high standards of teaching have been maintained by regularly updating our courses to take account of the latest research into both interpreting and translation and into new approaches to training provision.
We have, therefore, made the decision not to run the Advanced Diploma again. Instead, we shall be exploring more effective ways of delivering interpreter education and training to students with differing levels of skills and experience.
In the meantime, SLI will be offering a series of ‘principles of interpreting’ workshops for CSWs and unqualified interpreters working in education. We will also be running a programme of professional development workshops on a range of topics for qualified interpreters.
Whilst we are still in the process of confirming dates, you can register your interest in attending any of the workshops by clicking on the ‘Workshops 2020’ tab.