A Registered Sign Language Interpreter (RSLI) has been verified by the NRCPD to meet all of the registration criteria required by them to be accepted onto their register. On successful registration, interpreters are issued with a yellow identity badge that they will have at all assignments (official NRCPD badges feature a silver 'Sign Safe' logo). All RSLIs must hold either a MA, Post Graduate Diploma or NVQ Level 6 in BSL/English Interpreting and Translating. In addition to this, they must also hold a Level 6 or honours degree level in their second language (typically BSL).
All RSLIs must follow the NRCPD's code of conduct, show that they are aware of interpreting and professional conduct as defined in the National Occupational Standards in Interpreting (CILT 2006), hold a valid DBS certificate and Professional Indemnity Insurance. They must also be committed to conducting Continuous Professional Development (CPD). This ensures that their skills are continually updated and enhanced via structured learning as well as unstructured activities.
All RSLIs are regulated by the NRCPD and accept that they are subject to their complaints procedure. Should you feel that a Registered Sign Language Interpreter has not abided by their Code of Conduct, you can register a complaint in either English or BSL by following this link NRCPD's complaints procedure.
To view the complete list of criteria required by the NRCPD to register as a RSLI, please click the link below to be navigated to their website.
All information has been given by individual interpreters and the website owners take no responsibility for the validity of such. It is recommended that you check the status of each interpreter by visiting the NRCPD's website which can be found at www.nrcpd.org.uk.
South Wales Interpreters and Translators would like to thank Matt Morris for the use of the Severn Bridge photograph above. To see more of Matt's work, please click here.