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NRCPD Newsletter March 2018

23 March 2018

Dear colleague

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Kind regards

Kate Price

Registration Service Manager

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New Route to Registration for Sign Language Interpreters and Sign Language Translators

We have recently approved Wolverhampton University's MA Interpreting as a route to registration for Sign Language Interpreters and Sign Language Translators. The course is available from September 2018.

Changes to Requirements for Trainee Sign Language Interpreters

In preparation for the new standards, which will be implemented from 1 April 2018, we have revised the guidance for TSLIs, Supervisors and Endorsers.

The document contains important information for TSLIs and those involved in teaching, assessing and supervising TSLIs.

You can also read our news article explaining the new standards, which was published on 15 January 2018.

Surveys

DCAL

The Deafness Cognition and Language (DCAL) Research Centre, University College London is conducting research into BSL interpreter provision in the UK. The purpose of the survey is to gather data about what types of qualifications Registered Sign Language Interpreters have, and why they chose their qualification. DCAL are consulting with various interpreting organisations, and the results of this survey will be offered to them if the information might offer guidance on setting up new interpreter training programmes across the UK.

If you hold a BSL/English Interpreting qualification please take this survey. The survey will close on 20 April 2018.

Signature

Signature is developing some CPD courses for communication and language professionals. They are conducting a survey to help them understand what type of CPD communication and language professionals would like to see available.

Upcoming Events and Meetings

We are attending Heriot-Watt University on Monday 26 March to talk to the final year interpreting students about Registration.

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Current Number of Registrants


Figures correct as of 1 March 2018


Discipline

Region

Electronic Notetaker

Deafblind Interpreter

Lipspeaker

Manual Notetaker

Sign Language Interpreter

Sign Language Translator

Speech to Text Reporter

Trainee SLI

Trainee SLT

East Midlands

 

1

2

 

122

1

2

20

 

North West

 

2

3

 

133

1

5

32

 

South

East

3

1

8

1

185

3

1

28

1

North

East

 

 

1

35

1

 

4

 

South West

1

1

3

 

88

2

2

11

1

Strathclyde

2

2

1

1

25

 

 

6

 

West Midlands

1

3

2

 

119

 

 

64

 

East of England

1

4

4

 

79

2

7

18

 

London

 

1

4

1

119

2

3

31

1

Central Scotland

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

10

 

Northern Ireland

 

 

 

 

24

1

 

9

 

Wales

 

 

2

 

49

5

2

3

 

Yorkshire & the Humber

1

 

2

 

78

1

2

16

 

Grampian

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

Highlands & Islands

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

Lothian & Borders

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

Tayside

 

 

1

 

3

 

 

1

 

Dumfries & Galloway

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eire

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

Total

9

15

33

3

1081

19

25

255

3

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