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The Foundation Certificate in Interpreting (FCI)

A course from AWARD-WINNING linguisttraining.com.

What Is The FCI?

The Foundation Certificate in Interpreting (FCI) has been specifically created as a beginner's course for multilingual individuals who wish to provide interpreting services professionally. It starts the process which facilitates entry to business and service industries as well as CIoL degree and Masters level courses. Holders of the Certificate are entitled to confirm that they have received official training in this subject area and publicise their training on their Curriculum Vitae. 

 

Quick Overview

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Beginner / Entry (NQF Level 'Entry')
Skype Sessions, Translation Practice.
12 months

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FCI e-learning Lesson Content

The course content is split into separate lessons, each covering a different area of study, including:

  • What is an Interpreter?
  • The Interpreter’s Code of Conduct
  • Public Sector Interpreting: Law, Health, Social Services
  • Interpreters in the European Union
  • Commercial Interpreting
  • Working With Agencies
  • Interpreting Techniques (incl. Telephone Interpreting)
  • Translation Techniques
  • Sight Translation
  • Note Taking

Plus:

  • Links / reading materials on various subjects
  • Extensive written teachings / information on the subject matter
  • Exercises, such as vocabulary building and sight translation from English into the Other Language, whispered interpreting techniques, etc.
  • Online resources / Videos / up-to-date links

In total, hundreds of resources carefully designed and planned by linguisttraining.com.

Course Outcomes

  • Receive a Certificate of Completion from linguisttraining.com, award-Winning trainer and Accredited CIoL Examination centre.
  • Entitles holders to confirm that they have received official training in this subject area and publicise their training on their Curriculum Vitae.

 

WHY CHOOSE AN ONLINE COURSE?

  • You can study wherever you are in the world.
  • You can start the course whenever you feel ready.
  • You can study each lesson at a time which suits you - rather than fitting into a fixed classroom timetable.

You are provided with a web link and password for each lesson.

I used the skills virtually immediately in my actual work.
— Mohammad, DPSI

WHY CHOOSE LINGUISTTRAINING.COM FOR YOUR ONLINE DPSI COURSE?

  • linguisttraining.com (by Talking Heads) was named BEST IN THE COUNTRY for getting the best exam results in the UK (Nuffield Trophy for Best Group Entry).
  • linguisttraining.com is one of the officially listed training providers of CIoL language training courses AND an established provider of language services to the private and public sector for over 16 years. These two facts mean that we know what the customer wants and how you can provide it.

 

The FCI Certification

The FCI represents entry-level professional level skills in interpreting. It is an entry level qualification (NQF Level 'Entry') in terms of language skills required for those interpreting in the UK. Excellent command of English and the Other Language is required.  However the decision as to whether you think you are at the required level to carry out this course must be yours. The FCI qualification offers a range of benefits:

Relevance
Provides a nationally consistent standard of professionalism for those who wish to progress into careers as interpreters using English and their 'Other Language'.

Potential

  • Facilitates entry to business and service industries, and Degree and Masters level courses.
  • Entitles holders to confirm that they have received official training in this subject area and publicise their training on their Curriculum Vitae.

Flexibility
The certification is available in every language.

    Supplementary Services

    Skype Sessions are available on this course. During your Skype sessions, you will receive advice on Interpreting and Translating. Together with your Language Partner/s you will have an opportunity to discuss feedback and ask questions.  

    Translation Practice - When you choose to learn online, it's always helpful to have feedback on your progress, although it's not always possible with e-learning formats. With our Translation Practices, we provide you with the opportunity to have your translations reviewed by an experienced Language Partner - crucial for learners who are planning on providing professional language services. Practice your technique and test your progress.