Working with Interpreters

IfJ CPD Courses

Event details


26 Sep 2024


Monday 10:00-13:00
Registration 09:45


Zoom Online
United Kingdom

Event Fees

3-hour subsidised course £ 25.00

Booking info

Max participants: 20

Course facilitator(s): Tina Pereira and Byron Campbell

Course facilitator(s) bio:

Byron Campbell

Byron Campbell is a Sign Language interpreter with over 40 years' experience working in all fields of the profession. He has run many training courses for interpreters, for those building up to their qualification and post-qualification CPD training.

Tina Pereira, PhD

Tina Pereira, PhD is an MoJ trained, registered and accredited intermediary who has many years’ experience working in criminal courts. She is highly experienced working with interpreters. Her area of specialism is Learning Disability, with a specific focus on using low tech communication aids to elicit best evidence. Tina has delivered training to a range of professionals over the years on communicating with vulnerable people in legal and educational settings.

Course requirements: IfJ members

Who is this course for: Intermediaries looking to learn more about working with interpreters

This course will explore issues of interpreting between two languages and how to effectively work with interpreters and vulnerable people who use/are exposed to a different language.

Course Content:

Issues of interpreting between two languages. 

How to effectively work with interpreters and vulnerable people who use/are exposed to a different language to enable:

  • An effective intermediary assessmnet
  • An improvement of the quality of the evidence at ABE
  • Ability to provide best evidence at court

Course aims/objectives:

  1.  To give intermediaries a better understanding of the issues involved when working between two languages/cultures. 
  2. To provide intermediaries with an understanding of the role(s) interpreters have when working and how to work with them as a 'resource'.
  3. To provide intermediaries with information and strategies on how to facilitate effective communication between vulnerable people (who may use/be exposed to a different language), and the legal system. 

Course method: 

The workshop is run in the form of a small group training. The presenters will present information and will invite high levels of participation and sharing of knowledge and ideas. Prepared slides/handouts guide the process rather than impart information. 

The following materials are provided: 

  • Timetable
  • Powerpoint presentations
  • Guidance for further reading
  • Bibliography

- Participants to log on 15 minutes prior to start of each session.

- It is required that all participants keep their cameras on throughout the workshop.

- Participants to complete online feedback form post workshop.

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel your booking with 14 or more days notice, you will receive a full refund minus a £15 admin charge. If you cancel your booking with less than 48 hours' notice, we are unfortunately unable to offer a refund. However, you may substitute another delegate or transfer to another course by giving IfJ at least 24 hours’ notice.

In exceptional circumstances IfJ reserve the right to issue a full refund. Please inform us at the time of cancellation of your particular reason for cancelling. If you wish to cancel or change your booking, please do so by emailing:

We will endeavour to respond to all cancellation requests within two working days. Refunds will be made using the same method of payment as you used for the purchase and will be paid within seven days of refund confirmation.

Places are limited to a maximum of 20 participants. There is a minimum requirement of 12 participants. If the minimum number is not met, IfJ reserve the right to cancel the course with at least two weeks' notice and a full refund will be issued.