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The Foundation Certificate in Translation (FCT)

A course from AWARD-WINNING linguisttraining.com.

 

What Is The FCT?

The Foundation Certificate in Translation (FCT) has been specifically created as a beginner's course for multilingual individuals who wish to provide Translation 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

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

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FCT e-learning Lesson Content

The course content is split into 10 separate lessons, each covering a different area of study, including:

  • What is a Translator?
  • The Translator's Code of Conduct
  • Public Sector Translation
  • Translators in the European Union
  • Commercial Translation
  • Working With Agencies
  • Translation Techniques
  • and more...

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, etc.
  • Online resources / Videos / up-to-date links
  • Translation Practice 'add on' available - see below.

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 just wanted to write a friendly message saying that I started my FCT course today and I am really enjoying it so far. Not only are the information and the links very interesting and useful, but I feel that doing the course is really helping me to focus my mind on my work as a translator (I have been translating for eight months but on a very ad-hoc basis so the structure of the course is really helping me a lot).

Thanks a lot! Keep up the good work.
— Katrina

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

The FCT Certification

The FCT represents entry-level professional level skills in Translation. It is a beginner's / entry level certification (NQF Level 'Entry') in terms of language skills required for those translating 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 FCT certification offers a range of benefits:

Relevance
Provides a nationally consistent standard of professionalism for those who wish to progress into careers as Translators 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 translation services to clients and agencies. Practice your technique and test your progress.

**PLUS** TRANSLATION PRACTICE:

You can now buy the FCT course with an additional translation practice, read and marked, with feedback, by a professional translator.

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.

Your Translation (of a Past Exam Paper where available), Proof-Read & Marked in accordance with IoLET Criteria.

  1. You will be provided with actual past exam papers or similar material, matching your course, to translate. 
  2. One of our experienced Language Partners, a professional linguist, will then proof-read and mark your result, following the Institute of Linguists Educational Trust’s suggested criteria, thereby providing you with invaluable feedback, leading to success in your exams or practical application of your newly learned skills.
Thanks ever so much for returning my paper and the marking sheet, and so quickly, too. I can’t emphasis how helpful this feedback is to me.
— Katrina