Becoming a regulated Trainee

If you are undertaking an approved course you may be eligible to become a regulated Trainee. You can apply online at any time.

Trainee Sign Language Interpreter

Trainee Sign Language Interpreter (TSLI) status is available to people who

  • are undertaking an approved sign language interpreter training course or an approved development plan leading to registered status;
  • meet all the requirements set out in the National Occupational Standards for Trainee Interpreters (NOS TINT); and
  • are supervised throughout their training.

For more information please see our guidance for trainee sign language interpreters and guidance for endorsers and supervisors of trainee sign language interpreters.

TSLIs may not work in the criminal justice system or mental health settings. TSLIs must exercise caution when accepting work in a social care setting.

We reserve the right to place further restrictions on a regulated Trainee's practice. We will take this step only when the training route someone has chosen, or evidence from their professional practice, calls into question their competence to work in particular domains.

Trainee Sign Language Translator

Trainee Sign Language Translator (TSLT) status is available to people who

  • Undertaking an approved sign language translator training course
  • Are supervised throughout their training
  • Are endorsed by a Registered sign language translator as safe to practice as a TSLT

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