Sign Language Translator

What is a Sign Language Translator?

Sign Language Translators transfer written language into sign language or from sign language to written language. Sign Language will use their skills and knowledge of the two languages to transfer messages from one language into another.

Average salary (per year)

20 - 35K

Typical hours (a week)

37 - 39

You could work



To register with the NRCPD you will need to comeplete:

  • Level 6 Diploma in Sign Language Interpreting and Translation

Qualifications gained need to be mapped to the NRCPD register to find out more please visit NRCPD‘s Joining a Register page.

Day-to-day tasks

In your day-to-day duties you may have to:

  • prepare before assignments by finding out about the situation and any specialist vocabulary
  • travel to different sites to interpret in a variety of situations
  • use technology to provide ‘virtual’ interpreting services
  • listen carefully to, or watch, what is said or signed
  • interpret what is said or signed
  • find the best way to express everything that is said or signed
  • do admin tasks like paperwork or booking appointments