Taught course

British Sign Language/English Interpreting and Translation

University of Central Lancashire · School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Intermediate level British Sign Language skills (ie Signature Stage 3 or equivalent, Stage 4 required for admission to SLI Ltd.); A degree in a relevant field or equivalent; Potential to achieve postgraduate level academic performance (including linguistic performance); Potential to function as a competent member of the target work-force.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

This is a two-year part-time course for those seeking to attain professional status as British Sign Language/English Interpreters. Designed to meet the Registration Requirements of the Independent Registration Panel for BSL/English Interpreters, this course will enable those currently practising to improve their skills and work towards nationally recognised professional and academic qualifications. The course focuses on interpreting skills development including level four British SignLanguage (BSL) tuition. The course programme centres on six two-day blocks a year, with accessible coaching and support structures available in the two centres where the programme is delivered. Students on this programme will benefit from high quality learning opportunities designed for people who wish to maintain their career while engaging in further development of their professional competence. This course is delivered jointly by the University of Central Lancashire and SLI Ltd. The partnership offers you a very strong and experienced teaching team, drawing upon leading edge research and conceptual frameworks; innovative teaching practices and materials, including on-line tutor support; plus good staff/ learner ratios aimed at providing an effective learning environment.


Principles of Sign Language Interpreting
Interpreting as a Profession
Developing BSL Performance
Spoken English as a Source and Target Language
From Translation to Simultaneous Interpretation
Interpreting Practicum

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)1772 892400