Interpreting & Translation

We are specialists in sign language interpreting and translation services, and offer professional qualifications in sign language interpreting, translation and communication support.

British Sign Language Courses

Learn from anywhere and at your own pace with our Signature-accredited online Level 1 to Level 6 BSL courses.
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Interpreter Training

One of a kind interpreter training courses. Start training from Level 3. All courses lead to NRCPD registration.
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Interpreting & Translation Services

Specialist services in sign language interpreting, translation, subtitling, localisation and more. Contact us for a quote.
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Level 1 BSL (online)

Upcoming courses:
Tuesday evenings 6pm-9pm, 6 September 2022 - 13 December 2022
Tuesday evenings 6pm-9pm, 10 January 2023 - 25 April 2023
Tuesday evenings 6pm-9pm, 12 April 2023 - 19 July 2023
15 weeks
3 hours/week
Online course
£580 (inc. VAT and exam fees)

Level 2 BSL (online)

Upcoming courses:
Tuesday evenings 6pm-9pm, 10 January 2023 - 11 July 2023
Tuesday evenings 6pm-9pm, 5 September 2023 - 16 April 2024
Tuesday evenings 6pm-9pm, 3 September 2024 - 15 April 2025
30 weeks
3 hours/week
Online course
£750 (inc. VAT and exam fees)

Level 3 BSL (online)

Upcoming courses:
Wednesday evenings 6pm-9pm, 14 September 2022 - 26 April 2023
Wednesday evenings 6pm-9pm, 6 September 2023 - 17 April 2024
Wednesday evenings 6pm-9pm, 4 September 2024 - 16 April 2025
30 weeks
3 hours/week
Online course
£990 (inc. VAT and exam fees)

Interpreting Foundations (includes Level 6 BSL) (INTF)

Upcoming courses:
Thursday evenings 6pm-7pm, 8 September 2022 - 13 July 2023
Thursday evenings 6pm-9pm, 7 September 2023 - 11 July 2024
1 year
3 hours/week
Online Course
£1,990 per year (inc. VAT and exam fees)

Interpreter Development Programme for Heritage Signers (IDPHS)

Upcoming courses:
One weekend a month, 17 September 2022 – 15 June 2025
3 years
1 weekend per month
London venue
£3,000 per year (inc. VAT and exam fees)

Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting (INT)

Upcoming courses:
One weekend a month, 10 September 2022 - 9 June 2024
One weekend a month, 7 October 2023 - 15 June 2025
2 years
1 weekend per month
London venue
£3,600 per year (inc. VAT and exam fees)

Deaf Interpreter Development Programme (DIDP)

Upcoming courses:
One weekend a month, 8 September 2023 - 8 June 2025
2 years
1 weekend per month
London venue
£3,325 per year (inc. VAT and exam fees)

TSLI supervision


Open to candidates looking to rejoin the NRCPD register. Apply any time.
12 months development plan
1 hour/month meetings
From £50 per hour (inc. VAT)

Our Interpreting and Translation Services

BSL interpreting

Make your event accessible by booking a BSL/English interpreter. We offer face-to-face and remote interpreting services. All our interpreters are registered with NRCPD and specialise in a wide range of areas.
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BSL Translation

Make your content accessible with BSL translations. We specialise in a wide range of areas and can translate documents, websites, pre-recorded videos and more. All our translators are registered with NRCPD.
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Subtitling and Transcription

Make your content accessible by adding subtitles or captions to your spoken or signed language videos, or produce written transcripts of your spoken language videos.
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Sign Language Localisation

Reach out to new audiences by translating your content into national signed languages. We work with an international network of interpreters and translators to translate your content into several national signed languages.
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Rinkoo

“Thank you for the BSL Level 6 you arranged, and to especially thank you for sending Alan Murray to be our leading instructor. He did his a very helpful attitude, and was more aware of my needed. I appreciate the time he took to work samples of my study in advance so his comments were immediately applicable. BSL First always find a way to get it done – and done well! Thank you.”

Iona

"I feel that finding this course and being with other CODAs was fate for me. I have wanted to do a course like this for a while, but being in a group with the people I am with now is better than I had imagined. With great tutors and leadership along the way, I look forward to what the future brings!"

Kerri

Being with BSLFirst has probably been THE Best learning experience I've had. I've met many wonderful people, there has been so much support and never been more comfortable in a learning environment, either classroom based or online (blended). Would do it all over again!"

Sophie

"I am really enjoying my course with BSL First, Akbar and his team have a wealth of knowledge and I really trust that I’m in good hands. The teaching is varied and there are always opportunities to feedback on any area of the course as well."
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