“I did the HITS short “Safe to Practice” interpreting course and the DPSI exam preparation course. I would highly rate both courses as they prepared me very well for what has become my full-time job – an interpreter working for the NHS, courts and Social Services amongst others. I found both courses very educational, informative and interactive. Sessions were structured to allow us to meet several interesting speakers, participate in discussions and practise consecutive and simultaneous interpreting on topics covered in the DPSI exam and other scenarios. I would highly recommend these courses for interpreters looking for a professional and engaging course in preparation for the DPSI exam.” [DPSI-qualified Interpreter – Norwich]


The Level 6 Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) is the longest-standing and most highly-regarded professional interpreting qualification in the UK.

The DPSI is overseen by the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL).

HITS has been a registered CIOL examination and training centre since 2001.

Since 2001, HITS has entered more than 650 candidates into the DPSI examination in the Health, Local Government and English Law options and its candidates have achieved more than a dozen national awards (see awards and accreditations).


DPSI 2022

Having spoken with a number of potential students and taken into account the continuing situation regarding COVID, we have decided to change the start date for DPSI 2022 and to deliver the course primarily online.

The course will begin on Saturday, February 26th and will run for 17 consecutive Saturdays.

Our chosen subject option will be English Law.

The full course schedule will be as follows:

February 26th,

March 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

April 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

May 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

June 4th, 11th and 18th

Each session will run uninterrupted from 11.00am to 3.00pm.

The above schedule will be supplemented by guest speaker presentations and additional work sessions.

The training fee for DPSI 2022 will be £495.00.

We welcome students who wish solely to undertake the training course without entering the subsequent examination.

To register for  DPSI 2022, please contact our Training Department on 01442 867213 or email HITSrecruit@communityactiondacorum.org.uk