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NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting

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Duration: 24 months

Start Date: Saturday 17th October 2020

Price: £4500


Description of course

MSDP are recruiting for the next cohort for their NVQ 6 Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting which will be commencing in October 2020.

The course consists of theoretical and practical classroom based sessions where candidates will meet on a monthly basis for the first 12 months as a group and then on an individual basis with their allocated assessor for the next 12 months.

You will learn about a range of interpreting topics for example:

  • Preparation
  • Discourse analysis
  • Ethical Dilemmas
  • Models of Interpreting
  • Code of Conduct
  • Coping Strategies
  • Registers
  • Effective Co-Working
  • Sight Translation
  • Simultaneous vs Consecutive Interpreting

Course Fees

The course fee for the NVQ 6 Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting is £4,500. This cost will include:

  • Classroom based theoretical and practical workshops relevant to Sign Language Interpreting delivered by assessors and guest speakers.
  • Unit registration fee with Signature for the 5 units (A1, B1, C1, D1, and either E1 or G1 depending on your option)
  • Assessor time for classroom based sessions
  • Assessor time for assessing evidence clips (25 hours per candidate)
  • Individual tutorials
  • Internal verification
  • External verification (Signature)
  • Final Portfolio submission


The course duration is 12 months candidates have a further 12 months (24 months total) to complete evidence collection and submit portfolios

To request an application form or for further information please email