ISL takes silver at international showcase for learning and development industry

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The International School of Linguists (ISL), the specialist training and testing provider for the language services sector, has won a major accolade for its work supporting interpreters.

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We pride ourselves on developing high quality interpreter qualifications and for making learning and training affordable, effective and flexible

The International School of Linguists (ISL), the specialist training and testing provider for the language services sector, has won a major accolade for its work supporting interpreters.

The Leeds-based company took the silver prize for best online distance learning programme at the Learning Technologies awards, a prestigious international showcase for the learning and development sector.

The awards programme attracted entries from across the world with more than 30 different countries taking part.

ISL was competing in a field of major national and international organisations including telecoms giants, financial services institutions and fast-growing retailers.

The independent judging panel said ISL’s Level 6 Diploma in Community Interpreting “effectively addresses a clear gap in the provision of advanced academic qualifications for interpreters”.

The panel’s commendation praised ISL for offering “a rich range of context-relevant activities that mirror interpreting in the real world”.

It highlighted “impressive support provided through a range of community features…and a highly committed teaching team… [which] combine to achieve high levels of learning satisfaction”.

The commendation said: “The main challenge to delivering a qualification in this sector is where and when the qualification is delivered.

“An affordable, flexible and effective distance learning level 6 interpreting qualification now exists through ISL, delivering a diverse blend of learning, creating interactive e-learning modules for its virtual learning environment (VLE), videos of tutors presenting lessons in the classroom, research activities, audio, video and live, optional, classroom workshops.

“This project clearly spoke to the judges as they called it ‘very effective’ in addressing a clear gap in the provision of advanced academic qualifications for interpreters.”

ISL General Manager, Robert Mynett, said: “I am delighted that ISL’s Level 6 Diploma in Community Interpreting has been recognised at the Learning Technologies awards.

“We pride ourselves on developing high quality interpreter qualifications and for making learning and training affordable, effective and flexible.

“We believe that our award-winning approach to training can be deployed more widely in the learning and development sector and will be making some announcements in the coming months.”

ISL was established in 2010 as a provider of training and testing that specialises in the language services industry. Over the last seven years it has grown to become the UK’s leading provider of interpreter qualifications and delivers quality provision to hundreds of students.

  • Do you have questions regarding our qualifications? Ring the team on 0800 757 3475 or email us on info@islinguists.com

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