CPD & Webinars

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Courses and Webinars

BSL Interpretations offers a range of exceptionally good value CPD training workshops and webinars for both individuals and organisations. At BSL Interpretations we recognise the importance of interpreters and translators continuing to develop and learn new skills and we believe that becoming an experienced, confident professional leads to increased client and job satisfaction. The courses we offer cover a variety of topics and are interactive to ensure that you get the most out of our training.

 

We take a friendly, relaxed approach to training as we believe learners gain the most benefit from a course or training session when they feel comfortable and able to contribute. All CPD course participants will be presented with a certificate of attendance upon completion and all of our courses and webinars on offer are eligible for CPD points under the NRCPD/RBSLI revalidation schemes.

 

Most of our face-to-face CPD courses are taught over a full day and usually run from 9.30am -4.00pm unless otherwise stated. Our webinars can be accessed from the comfort of your own home but you can still benefit from the opportunity of speaking directly with the trainer and asking any questions you need to. You will always leave our training with materials that are relevant and that you can use as a useful reference in the future. 

Co-Working for Interpreters

This one-day course will help you to explore the art of co-working. Interpreters often work together, but not all co-working experiences are the same. This course will help you to develop better techniques and strategies for a better co-working experience. The course aims to help you develop a better understanding of how improving the way we co-work can also improve a client’s experience and why becoming a reflective practitioner is vital to improving our performance.

 

 

Taught by Stephen Ellis-Menton, RSLI, Teacher and Assessor.

Location: 20th January 2022  -  Warrington 

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Remote Co-Working for Interpreters

The webinar has been reserved for interpreters working with SIGN LIVE .

This webinar will help you to explore the art of co-working and coworking in remote settings. Interpreters often work together, but not all co-working experiences are the same. This course will help you to develop better techniques and strategies for a better co-working experience while working remotely. The course aims to help you develop a better understanding of how improving the way we co-work can also improve a client’s experience and why becoming a reflective practitioner is vital to improving our performance.

 

 

Taught by Stephen Ellis-Menton, RSLI, Teacher and Assessor.

Location: 18th July 2022  - 6pm - 8.30pm REMOTE 

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Simultaneity and Dynamic Equivalence in Interpreting

A theory-based course, incorporating practical elements and plenty of group discussion; this course looks at the use of simultaneity by interpreters and how we, as interpreters provide a dynamically equivalent experience for our consumers when interpreting. 

From conferences, ATW bookings, working with clients in community settings, theatre and signed songs, Simultaneity and Dynamic Equivalence are crucial tools for interpreting. This course looks at providing ‘thought-for-thought’ interpretations and moving away from linear, English based interpretations. The tutor will guide you through the underpinning theory behind both topics and engage you in thoughtful and meaningful activities which will help to develop your understanding and practical skills in relation to the topics in hand.

 

Taught by Stephen Ellis-Menton, RSLI, Teacher and Assessor.

Location: ONLINE REMOTE  - 18th September 2022

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Breaking Bad News

Healthcare professionals find breaking bad news difficult and upsetting but what about the role of the interpreter?  Hospitals often ask non-clinical interpreters to facilitate breaking bad news but we so often don't have the same level of training and expertise as the medical staff in doing this in a culturally and linguistically acceptable way. 

This half-day training course will help with bridging that gap and is taught by Mike Tyler, the lead interpreter at Staffordshire County Council.

This half-day training course will enable Interpreters to:

  • Understand issues associated with interpreting bad news

  • Learn the context of current practice

  • Recognise breaking bad news protocols  

  • Agree interpreter best practice

  • Develop coping strategies

 

Location: TBC

Date:  Postponed Due to COVID-19

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Relevance Theory Training

Relevance theory seeks to explain the second method of communication: one that takes into account implicit inferences. It argues that the audience will search for meaning in any given communication situation and having found meaning that fits their expectation of relevance, will stop processing.

 

This half-day training course will encourage practitioners to critically reflect on the issues inherent in communication/ interpreting work with a view to developing appropriate support and coping strategies. Providing you with an overview of the theoretical knowledge and skills required to improve your interpreting practice on a day-to-day basis. This short course is taught by Mike Tyler, the lead interpreter at Staffordshire County Council.

Location: TBC

Date:  Postponed Due to COVID-19

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Simultaneity and Dynamic Equivalence in Interpreting

A theory-based course, incorporating practical elements and plenty of group discussion; this course looks at the use of simultaneity by interpreters and how we, as interpreters provide a dynamically equivalent experience for our consumers when interpreting. 

From conferences, ATW bookings, working with clients in community settings, theatre and signed songs, Simultaneity and Dynamic Equivalence are crucial tools for interpreting. This course looks at providing ‘thought-for-thought’ interpretations and moving away from linear, English based interpretations. The tutor will guide you through the underpinning theory behind both topics and engage you in thoughtful and meaningful activities which will help to develop your understanding and practical skills in relation to the topics in hand.

 

Taught by Stephen Ellis-Menton, RSLI, Teacher and Assessor.

Location: Postponed Due to COVID-19

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