British Sign Language Interpreters (NRCPD Registered)
British Sign Language (BSL) / English interpreters are trained professionals who work between spoken English and British Sign Language, which enables Deaf and hearing people to interact in as natural a way as possible,
To become a qualified BSL/English interpreter, individuals must undergo extensive language training: achieving NVQ level 6 BSL and a minimum of A level English coupled with the completion of a recognised university based interpreter training programme or NVQ level 6 in BSL/English interpreting or equivalent.
All of our Interpreters and other Communication Professionals are registered with the National Registers of Communication Professionals working with Deaf and Deafblind People (NRCPD). Registration ensures the following:
Interpreters will have been assessed against the National Occupational Standards as set out by the National Centre for Language (CiLT).
- Have up-to-date enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks
- Operate in accordance to NRCPD’s code of professional conduct
- Hold professional indemnity insurance
- Be subject to the NRCPD’s complaints procedure
- Engage in continuing professional development
Interpreters work in a variety of settings such as legal, education, medical, social care, employment, retail etc. ultimately wherever Deaf and hearing people need to interact.
Professional communication services for Deaf, Deafblind and hard-of-hearing people living in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin.