Developing your career

The role of a public service interpreter is complex and ever-evolving; from staying up to date with legal and medical terminology, and embracing new technologies and techniques, to building a reputation and gaining a consistent stream of work.

Even fully-qualified public service interpreters should engage in continuing professional development (CPD) to develop and maintain the latest skills, techniques and knowledge and increase the chance of securing higher level assignments by standing out in the marketplace.

Most professional bodies require that members do a certain amount of CPD every year. However, it is also in the interests of the interpreter to do as much as they can to develop themselves on an ongoing basis.

CPD can take many forms; from taking formal training courses to reading informative blogs, such as the articles published here and by professional industry bodies.

Continuing professional development (CPD)

We offer online CPD courses for public service interpreters covering a range of professional skills.

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