Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI)

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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
Interpreting in a health setting

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).

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The course will begin on Saturday, February 4th, 2023 and will comprise 21 sessions.

Our chosen subject option will be English Law.

The course will be conducted online.

The full course schedule will be as follows:

February4th, 11th, 18th, 25th11.00am – 3.00pm
March4th, 11th, 18th, 25th11.00am – 3.00pm
April1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th11.00am – 3.00pm
May6th, 13th, 20th, 27th11.00am – 3.00pm
June3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th11.00am – 3.00pm
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 standard training fee for DPSI 2022 will be £495.00.

This fee covers the training for the course. However, the examination-entry fee is separate to the training fee and is payable directly to the Chartered Institute of Linguists before the close of the examination entry period (which is usually late April).

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

We welcome students from any location.

Staff member on laptop

To register for DPSI 2023, please contact our Training Department on 01442 867213 or email: HITSrecruit@communityactiondacorum.org.uk

We are also happy to offer a special discounted DPSI training fee of just £395.00 for any student who confirms their place on DPSI 2023 and makes their payment by Saturday, December 31st. This reduced training fee is non-refundable but is transferable.