This online course prepares you to take the Unit 01: General Translation Skills; Unit 02: Business and Commercial Translation Skills; Unit 03: Government and Public Service Translation Skills papers of the CIoL Certificate in Translation (CertTrans) exam. Designed with early career translators in mind, CertTrans focuses on developing the necessary skills for those aspiring to work in translation companies or forge a successful freelance career. By obtaining this prestigious qualification, you not only demonstrate your language proficiency but also enhance your prospects in international organizations worldwide.
The course is suited for students with a superior proficiency at level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in both the foreign language and the mother tongue (English/Spanish).
The CIOL Qualifications Level 6 Certificate in Translation (CertTrans) is aligned to the UK Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) at Level 6 and shares equivalencies to degrees and other UK qualifications at this level. The qualification is also a step towards the CIOL Qualifications Level 7 Diploma in Translation (DipTrans) programme which is at Masters level and the widely recognised “gold standard” for professional translators worldwide. The CIOL Qualifications Level 6 Certificate in Translation (CertTrans) provides benchmark evidence of professional and practical translation skills and knowledge.
This qualification is aimed at career development for the following reasons:
CertTrans qualification upon passing the CIOLQ exam
6 months approx.
Sample Schedule (AST):
Tue. 7:30pm – 8:30pm
Language of instruction:
There are no set pre-requisites, however, you are strongly advised to ensure prior to registering that your level of linguistic attainment in the source language is at the very least equivalent to a C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) (DELE/IELTS Academic) in writing. If you do not possess the recommended linguistic level, you may not pass your assessment. It must be stressed that students, even those holding a degree in languages, will generally require additional experience, practice or training in translation to achieve the CertTrans.
The course is made up of three units:
Students must take two units to achieve the qualification. Unit 01 is the mandatory core unit which must be selected, then you need to select one other mandatory option unit from either Unit 02 or Unit 03.
Students will covering a different area of study: Examination Guide, Translation Techniques, Research Skills & Pre-Translation Analysis, Decoding and Encoding, Internet Research Guide. They will also complete three practice translations and submit them for assessment and feedback and receive feedback on each piece of translation from a bilingual reader of your language. Students will also have three one-hour one-to-one online tutorials with the bilingual reader of your translations to discuss your questions about their feedback. Students can also arrange tutorials with the course leader at any time during your course.
The source texts for all three practice translations are taken from past CertTrans papers or created by CSL and all marking and feedback will use the CertTrans marking criteria. The last third piece of assessment will be undertaken under timed conditions to simulate actual CertTrans exam conditions.
Each unit attracts pass, merit or distinction but the qualification grade overall will be a Pass. The pass mark for each unit is 60%.
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