31 August 2012
We are pleased to announce the following updates.
The numbers of registered communication professionals at 31 July 2011 and 31 July 2012 are:
|Registered Sign Language Interpreters||656||737|
|Trainee Sign Language Interpreters||N/A||135|
|Junior Trainee Interpreters||151||59|
|Registered Sign Language Translators||N/A||1|
|Registered Speech to Text Reporters||23||24|
|Registered Level 3 Electronic Notetakers||5||7|
|Level 2 Manual Notetakers||12||11|
|Level 2 Electronic Notetakers||8||5|
|Registered Interpreters for Deafblind People||16||18|
The total number has risen by 69 compared to this time last year. Thanks to you all once again for your support and recognition of the importance of professional registration.
Fees from 1 September 2012 to 31 August 2013 were published in the spring 2012 update including the rationale behind the increases. We are publishing the new fees again in case you have joined NRCPD since the last update was circulated.
|Registered Sign Language Interpreter||£185|
|Trainee Sign Language Interpreter||£125|
|Registered Sign Language Translator||£185|
|Trainee Sign Language Translator||£125|
|Registered Speech to Text Reporter||£135|
|Trainee Speech to Text Reporter||£75|
|Registered Interpreter for Deafblind People||£135|
|Trainee Interpreter for Deafblind People||£75|
|Registered Electronic Notetaker||£135|
|Registered Manual Notetaker||£135|
On approval of your registration our finance department will send you an invoice for payment of the required fee. We expect you to pay your fee in line with the terms set out on the invoice. If you do not receive an invoice within a couple of weeks of your registration approval, please contact us at email@example.com and we will follow this up for you. We will remove from the register individuals who do not pay their fees in a timely manner.
We will be reviewing the Code of Conduct in the next few months. Keep an eye on our website for more information and the opportunity to give us your comments during the review.
All NRCPD Registered communication professionals need to record 12 hours of professional development activity to renew their registration in 2013. You can count any eligible activity you have undertaken in the twelve months before your renewal date. A minimum of six hours must be structured and up to six hours can be unstructured. For structured activities you should keep a file of the CPD evidence you collect. We will select a sample of files to audit. Your online Revalidation account opens from your 2012 renewal date.
Your CPD activities should help further your development as a communication professional. You decide which activities will best develop and improve your skills and knowledge. If you are unsure of the types of activities to undertake, discuss this with colleagues, mentors, professional associations, and other peers.
Structured activities have a clear learning aim and outcome and can be independently verified. The following are examples:
Further information can be found on the NRCPD website: http://www.nrcpd.org.uk/revalidation.php
Individuals, who completed on or before 30 June 2012 a course that makes them eligible to apply under JTI and TI eligibility criteria, have until 5 pm on 28 September 2012 to submit a completed application for NRCPD Trainee status. Applicants will be deemed to have met the Trainee Sign Language Interpreter entry requirement automatically and will be recognised as such.
If your course finished on or after 1 July 2012, you are on or about to start a Trainee Interpreter (TI) or Junior Trainee Interpreter (JTI) course that is due to finish after 28 September 2012, you must submit your application no more than three months after successfully completing the course. Please check the FAQs on our website for more information: Trainee Interpreter FAQs, Junior Trainee Interpreter FAQs
The new Trainee Sign Language Interpreter category comes fully into effect from 1 October 2012. To renew in 2013 or to apply to become a new TSLI from 1 October 2012 individuals will have to be undertaking an approved programme of training that leads to Registered status.
Training programmes we accept are
To apply or to renew individuals must
To view the Trainee Interpreter Standards go to http://www.cilt.org.uk/home/standards_and_qualifications/uk_occupational_standards.aspx pages 57-76.
We've had a number of concerns raised about communication professionals using social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter to update their friends about where they have been, including information about assignments. Please think carefully before disclosing on a social network any information gained from or through an assignment. The information you provide may have an audience, permanence, and consequences that you did not intend.
We require originals of any new supporting information you submit as part of a new or renewal application. We will return any original documents with your official confirmation letter and ID card. Please make sure that your address details in the My Information section of your online registration application are up to date. That's the address we use to return your original documents.
You can change your address or contact details by logging into your online application, going to the My Information section, making and saving the required changes. If you wish to change your surname or login email address you need to request this via firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find the new NOS for STTRs on the following page of the CfA website: www.skillscfa.org/standards-qualifications/language-intercultural.html
If you would like to comment on any item in this update or raise any other matters relevant to NRCPD, please contact email@example.com.