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Criteria for professional users

Only qualified linguists with work experience will be able to benefit from the platform and services provided by The Interpreting Collective. To open a platform account, candidates need to sign up and provide the evidence detailed here.

Right to Work in the UK & address

Scanned copies of the following documentation will need to be provided (one from each group):

RIGHT TO WORK IN THE UK:

  • a document confirming a candidate's right to work in the UK

ADDRESS:
A copy of correspondence, not older than 6 months, from one of the following sources:

  • a bank / building society
  • an official government body, e.g. HMRC, local council
  • a utility company.

Proof of
qualification

Proof of one of the following will be needed for each language combination. Interpreters will be able to provide up to 6 language pairs.

  • DPSI / DipTrans
  • DPI / MET Test
  • a degree or diploma in translation or interpreting from a UK or an overseas university.

Evidence of
practice

As evidence of practice, we will accept proof of active membership with the following professional organisations:

  • NRPSI
  • CIOL (MCIL, FCIL)
  • ITI
  • APCI
  • AIIC

Alternatively, (a) letter(s) of endorsement issued by a translation agency or another type of organisation within the last 12 months will be accepted. The endorsements will need to confirm at least 400 hours of interpreting experience.

Rare languages

In the case of rare languages, we will accept other types of qualification or evidence of practice. These will be reviewed and verified on individual basis.

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