In October 2012, a group of 9 deaf people from Northern Ireland and the border counties began working towards the Signature Level 6 Diploma in Sign Language Translation as part of the DCID Project.
The qualification is based on translation between written text and British Sign Language or Irish Sign Language. Successful completion of the course will allow them to join NRCPD as Registered Sign Language Translators. The work they might undertake in the future could include working with public bodies to translate their websites, producing BSL or ISL video clips, or working in the media.
The participants have so far displayed a high level of commitment in completing the first unit of the course and they continue to work hard building their portfolios as they prepare for the next unit and the assessment.
Weekend sessions are planned for January, February and March and we wish the participants every success in achieving the qualification.
The DCID Project is a project funded by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund through the INTERREG IVA Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.