TSLI/TSLT Development Pathway

TSLI/TSLT Development Pathway

At a glance:

12 months development pathway
1 hour/month supervison meetings
TSLI/TSLT endorsement
Full access to online resources
£180 per month (inc. VAT)


How to become a Sign Language Interpreter
If you have completed an initial course in sign language interpreting/translation and you meet the criteria for TSLI/TSLT endorsement, then you can join our TSLI/TSLT Development Pathway while you are waiting to join an NRCPD approved course leading to RSLI/RSLT status.

In order to join our TSLI/TSLT Development Pathway, you must meet all the following requirements:
Native or near-native in your first language (English or BSL)
Level 4 (B2) in your second language
Completed an initial course in sign language interpreting/translation
Plannning to start an NRCPD approved course leading to RSLI/RSLT status after 12 months
How it works:
Structured 12-month pathway to support you with your professional practice and work towards rejoining the Diploma programme.
Includes full access to our excellent online resources, monthly sessions with an approved TSLI/TSLT supervisor and endorsement (if required).
You can choose your own supervisor from our list of approved supervisors and you will have regular monthly meetings with your supervisor via Zoom.
You will be required to upload your PDP and learning journals on a regular basis for your supervisor to review.
Your supervisor may ask you to do additional homework on specific skill areas, which you can upload through Moodle and Panopto.
£180 per month (inc. VAT) rolling monthly contract. This is to encourage you to continue working as an interpreter.
You will meet with your supervisor on a monthly basis to review your PDP targets. You must keep a record of these supervision meetings for annual audit.

You must commit to the monthly one-to-one sessions and complete all work set by your supervisor. If your supervisor has evidence that you are not meeting the trainee interpreter standards, or you are not meeting the agreed targets on your PDP, then your supervisor must inform the NRCPD and end the supervision.

TSLIs are allowed up to 4 renewals (5 years), after which time they are expected to have completed an approved course and be able to apply for RSLI/RSLT status. As a result, the TSLI/TSLT Development Pathway is intended to be a temporary measure for people to keep their TSLI/TSLT status while they are waiting to start an approved course leading to RSLI/RSLT status (e.g. our Level 6 Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting course).

Note for BSL First students:
If you are enrolled on any BSL First interpreting course then we will support you with TSLI/TSLT registration as part of the course. If you have to withdraw or defer your studies, we will automatically transfer you to this TSLI/TSLT Development Pathway until you are able to rejoin the RSLI course.

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