CPD for Communication professionals

Developed and presented by subject experts for communication professionals, these structured e-learning activities will develop your competence and performance whilst contributing towards your CPD portfolio. They offer specialist insight into working within these specific areas, and provide you with the opportunity to increase your skills.

The following subject areas are now available. Each activity is priced at £99 and will contribute 1 point towards your CPD portfolio.

Mental Health Interpreting

Presented and developed by Dr. Margaret Du Feu OBE in English.

  • Identify the needs of a deaf patient in Mental Health environment
  • Understand the difficulties of interpreting cognitive testing instructions
  • Recognise the importance of confidentiality in Mental Health environment
  • Demonstrate how to support a deaf patient during their Mental health assessment interview
  • Recognise how Mental health conditions impact a deaf patient
  • Identify challenges interpreters are faced with – both professional and emotional

Interpreter-mediated Police Interviews

Presented and developed by Prof. Jemina Napier PhD in English.

  • Explain legal interpreting provision across the European Union and in the UK
  • Outline the obligations on police forces under EU Directives and define protocols that should be in place when sign language users are interviewed
  • Identify the purpose and structure of police interviews
  • Discuss the differences between legal language generally and the language of police interviews
  • Summarise the challenges of, and strategies for, interpreting for police interviews

Ethical Reasoning

Presented and developed by Robyn Dean in English with on-screen presentation.

  • Define each components of Rest’s four component model and how interpreting rhetoric impacts moral sensitivity
  • Define these ethics terms: normative ethics, descriptive ethics, deontology and teleology
  • Describe how and why community interpreting moved away from normative ethics and adopted a descriptive ethics approach
  • Identify terms (other than role) that more effectively convey ethical concepts in interpreting practice
  • Explain how identifying a profession’s values is necessary when moving away from descriptive ethics and toward normative ethics
  • Identify the four core principles (values) all service-based professions consider and apply in their practice
CPD Ethical Reasoning
CPD Interpreter-mediated Police Interviews
CPD Mental Health Interpreting