Training in the UK

In the UK, Interpreting Pathways offers a range of CPD opportunities for those at all stages of their career. We also deliver initial interpreter training, for those seeking to enter the profession and become qualified. We support interpreters throughout their careers through mentoring, reflective practice groups and re-registration. 


CPD Workshops

from theory to practice

Applying recent interpreting research to our everyday work


Interpreting in mental health settings



Reframing our conversations with colleagues


interpreting in educational settings


deaf relay training

An introduction to ethics and strategies

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ethical Decision-making

Initial Interpreter Training

The Interpreting Pathways Level 6 course aims to take you to the point of readiness for work as a registered qualified interpreter.

Our expert team of interpreting teachers and assessors will support you through all stages of the programme, with additional input from specialist trainers in particular subject areas. We offer extensive teaching and assessment hours to enhance your learning and assist you in your entry to practice as professional interpreters. Our training is characterised by an emphasis on detailed feedback at all stages of the programme, in order to suit your individual learning and development.

Initial Interpreter Training: Theory and Development Course

  • Designed for those with Level 6 fluency in BSL

  • Taught in Bristol one weekend per month, Saturday-Sunday, October until June

  • Over 100 hours of teaching time, plus access to online learning resources

Applications are now closed for October 2019. If you are interested in applying for 2020, contact us to register your interest

Programme of Support for Practice Development

  • Ongoing support for students looking to continue to develop their practice

  • One to one mentoring or supervision

  • Structured support for skills development

This includes endorsement for and supervision to maintain registration with NRCPD as a Trainee Sign Language Interpreter (TSLI)  

Applications are now closed for September 2019. If you are interested in applying for 2020, contact us to register your interest

Signature accredited NVQ Level 6 Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting Portfolio

  • For students already working as trainee interpreters, who wish to gain their full professional status

  • Scaffolded within a programme of professional development

  • Mentoring and supervision included

Our programme includes what we believe to be significantly more assessor time allocated to each NVQ candidate than other courses

If you would like to apply, please contact us to find out more


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Mentoring & Supervision
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Re-registration Support

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Reflective Practice Groups