Working with Interpreters

City Law School and IfJ joint CPD Courses

Event details


9 Dec 2021


9th December, 10am - 1pm


Zoom Online
United Kingdom

Event Fees

1 day course £ 75.00

Booking info

Max participants: 20
Course facilitator(s) bio: 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 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 and she has recently completed research on using communication aids in investigative interviews. 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 Full Members

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 dates and times:

9th December, 10am - 1pm
Registration - 9.45am

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 content:

By the end of the course participants will have learnt:

- The 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 assessment
  • An improvement of the quality of evidence at ABE
  • Ability to provide best evidence at court

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
  • Power point 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 wish to cancel your booking 30 or more days before the start date, you have the option of receiving a full refund minus an admin charge of £15. If you wish to cancel with less than 14 days notice, you have the option of receiving a credit note for another course minus an admin charge of £15. If you are unable to attend the CPD course you may substitute another delegate by giving IfJ 24 hours’ notice - please email In exceptional circumstances IfJ reserve the right the issue a full refund. Please inform IfJ at the time of cancellation of your particular reason for cancelling. If you wish to cancel your booking please do so by emailing: We will endeavour to respond to all cancellation requests within 2 working days. Refunds will be made using the same method of payment as you used for the purchase and will be paid within 7 days of you informing us of the cancellation. Places are limited to a maximum of 20 participants. There is a minimum number of participants required to make the course viable. If the minimum number is not met, the course will be cancelled with a week’s notice and participants informed.