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DPSI Legal Translation – French

Level 1 (CQFW Level 4), 20 Credits.

Available Dates:

This course is currently not being offered in the academic year 2015 - 2016.

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This course is designed to offer French speaking students intending to sit the DPSI examination in Law, feedback on their performance in DPSI tasks and to raise their awareness of translation problems and possible solutions via distance learning. The course is open for enrolment from January to March and the start date will be agreed with the tutor once the student has enrolled.

Who is this course for?

The course is aimed at students who have registered to sit the DPSI examination in June and would like support with examination preparation before and after the examination topics have been published by the IoL.

Learning and Teaching

The tutor will set and mark 6 DPSI like tasks and will give feedback and guidance on overcoming any weaknesses. There will be scope to tailor the tasks according to individual needs, strengths and weaknesses. Skype sessions can be arranged for oral work. The start date, work schedule and finishing date will also be flexible and negotiable.

Coursework and Assessment

To award credits we need to have evidence of the knowledge and skills you have gained or improved. For this course, three of the set tasks will be taken as summative assessment towards a final mark that will determine whether 20 level 1 credits are awarded.

The most important element of assessment is that it should enhance your learning. Our methods are designed to increase your confidence and we try very hard to devise ways of assessing you that are enjoyable and suitable for adults with busy lives.

Reading suggestions

It is important for the students to read the resources available from the CIoL on their DPSI examination web pages ( The tutor will also provide links to further online resources.

Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on
(029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.