Level 6 Diploma in Community Interpreting (DCI)

£1,434.00 inc. VAT

The Level 6 Diploma meets the National Register of Public Service interpreters (NRPSI) requirements for Full status, is nationally recognised and is ideal for an Interpreting career at the highest level, in the following areas:

  • Law/MoJ: Courts, Prison/Probation, Police, Solicitors, Home Office *
  • Public services: NHS, Mental Health, Education, Social Services, Local Government
  • Business

The course includes materials, assessments and resources, and comes with a 14 day money back guarantee – another reason to sign up today and begin your new career.

Prices from as little as £149 per month – call us on 0203 475 7771 for more info!

*Registration and Certification fees apply. Please pay your Registration fee here. Full status with NRPSI is required to register with the Home Office.

Key details of Level 6 Diploma in Community Interpreting (DCI)

  • 24-hour access to our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) for online learning, accessible from your own home
  • You can complete the Level 6 DCI course within 9-12 months
  • Work assessed and feedback provided by an assigned, qualified Assessor and native language specialist
  • The Level 6 DCI course is run in English, with practical assignments/role plays conducted in ONE chosen foreign language.
  • On successful completion of the Community Interpreting course, you will receive your nationally recognised diploma for your chosen language.
  • Upon completion of Level 6 qualifications, you will be able to apply for registration with the National Register for Public Service Interpreters
  • Nationally recognised qualification accepted by the Ministry of Justice
  • The Level 6 Diploma in Community Interpreting is an equivalent qualification to the DPSI
  • DCI Registration fee of £25 and Certification fee of £135 applicable.
  • The full list of languages supported can be found here: List of languages available at ISL

Duration of the Level 6 DCI qualification

  • You have a maximum of 12 months to complete this Level 6 interpreting qualification

Method of assessment of Level 6 Diploma in Community Interpreting

Assessment activities and written assignments will need to be completed to demonstrate your level of knowledge and understanding. You will also be expected to undertake general reading and research for your work and cite references to obtain this qualification. Upon completion of your written assignments, you will be required to email your work to your tutor for marking. You will also be required to undertake three to four role plays in a simulated environment, which will be conducted remotely. The role play will consist of consecutive and simultaneous interpreting and sight translation. You will also be required to produce a draft written translation. Therefore, you will need to have access to a computer/laptop, webcam and the internet.

Certification and Awarding Body

ICQ (I Can Qualify)

Who is this Level 6 DCI course for?

Experienced Interpreters requiring a qualification to work in complex settings. It is suitable for learners with the following profile:

  • Level 3 qualified interpreters wanting to gain knowledge of interpreting and legal settings
  • Interpreters who have completed a Level 4 Certificate in Community Interpreting qualification

Work Opportunities with Level 6 Diploma in Community Interpreting

The Level 6 Interpreting qualifications will enable you to work as a professional interpreter in community settings such as the following:

  • Police
  • Courts
  • Prison and Probation
  • Immigration solicitors
  • Ministry of Justice (Complex and Complex Written)
  • Health
  • Mental Health
  • Social Services
  • Education
  • Welfare & Benefits
  • Housing Solicitors

Progression from Level 6 DCI

Upon successful completion of your Diploma in Community Interpreting, you can progress to other qualifications such as:

  • Level 7 Diploma in Translation


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