University of Central Lancashire
British Sign Language/English Interpreting and Translation
The aim of the course is to produce practitioners with high order interpreting skills who are able to interpret between deaf people whose 1st or preferred language is British sign language (BSL) and the many hearing people with whom they interact; except in exceptional circumstances, students are expected to be working as BSL/English interpreters whilst attending the course; only through such contact and practice students are able to develop the level of competence required and have the opportunity to collect the necessary evidence to complete their portfolios.
BA or equivalent; signature NVQ level 3; working at least part time as a BSL/English interpreter.
Modules include: Developing BSL performance; principles of BSL/English interpreting; spoken English as a source and target language; from translation to simultaneous interpreting; interpreting as a profession; interpreting practicum; BSL -advanced analysis and application; English - advanced analysis and application; developing advanced BSL performance and skills; advanced interpreting skills and analysis.
Assessment is through written assignments, BSL presentations, self evaluations, PDP, AV interpreting evidence in live and simulated settings.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PgDip||Part-time weekend||-||3 years|
|MA||Part-time weekend||£ 735 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|PgCert||Part-time weekend||£ 735 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|Campus name||Town||Postcode||Region||Main campus||Campus||Partner|
|Preston Campus||Preston||PR1 2HE||North West|