Translators & Interpreters 2018-01-28T12:45:48+00:00

Translators & Interpreters

IQ+C Courses under the Field

Business Development for Translators & Interpreters

Summary


1.    International Certified Translator (ICT) according to EN  15038    
2.    Professional Lead Auditor of the Austrian Standard Institution (precondition for the validity of this certificate: 1. To be certified in accordance with EN 15038. 2. To have a “Refreshing” once a year
3.    Refreshing Lead Auditor of the Austrian Standard Institution
4.    International Certified Interpreter (ICI)

Training No.1

International Certified Translator (ICT) according to EN 15038

Target Group & Preconditions

Competent Translators. The competences should be acquired through one or more of the following:
•    formal higher education in translation (recognised degree);
•    equivalent qualification in any other subject, plus a minimum of two years of documented experience in translating
•    at least five years of documented professional experience in translating

An excerpt from the EN 15038 standard for quality in the translation industry:

3.2.2 Professional competences of translators

Translators shall have at least the following competences.
a.    Translating competence
b.    Linguistic and textual competence in the source language and the target language
c.    Research competence, information acquisition and processing
d.    Cultural competence
e.    Technical competence

Duration & Fees
1 day, consisting of 3 sessions & interview (Date to be arranged at least 2 weeks later after the training to give attendees time to prepare their required documentation; the contents of the documentation and how to prepare is a subject of the training)
Fees: Please refer to your next training & exam center

1st Certificate:
IQ+C International Certified Translator according to EN 15038 – This certificate is valid for 3 years
Fees: Please refer to your next training & exam center

2nd Certificate:

AS+C International Certified Translator according to EN 15038. The validity of this certificate is maintained by means of surveillance audits on a 1 year cycle and by recertification audits on a 3 years cycle.

Place of issue: Austrian Standards Institute – Vienna / Austria
Fees: Please refer to your next training & exam center

Trainer
Lead Auditor of the Austrian Standard Institute
Training language: E/A
 
For further information, please contact us: office@iqc-vienna.com

Training No.2

Lead Auditor Training (LAT)

EN 15038 & ISO 19011
Professional Lead Auditor of the Austrian Standards Institute

Target Group

All experienced certified translators who want to work as Lead Auditor of the Austrian Standards Institute

Preconditions

Attendees should have at least 5 years of experience in the translation industry and the certificate “International Certified Translator according to EN 15038”. After receiving the certificate of the LAT you will be an “observer” for 3 regular audits prior to acting as a Lead Auditor yourself to audit individuals and TSPs.

Your Benefits

Become an official Lead Auditor of the Austrian Standards Institute to audit individuals, as well as translation service providers (TSPs), in your region according to EN 15038 in the name of one of the largest Standards Institutes in Europe. You will learn all the details about the certification scheme, which specifies the procedure employed by certification bodies under the auspices of the Language Industry Certification System. This certifies the services of translation service providers with respect to their conformity to the European Standard EN 15038:2006. A Lead Auditor shall carry out the audit according to this standard. A Lead Auditor is a qualified auditor who has in-depth knowledge of EN 15038 and experience with translation services.
 
Rising Demand in Certified Translators and Translation Service Providers

As international communication is continually on the rise, there is an ever greater demand for good translation services. In regard to the quality of these services, one inevitably comes across the European Standard EN 15038, which is a certificate awarded to translation agencies which complete their work according to this norm (for details see http://en15038.blogspot.com/).  During the certification audit, the auditor very carefully assesses the conformity of the applicant’s procedures with all the clauses of the standard;  in this seminar you will learn how to conduct the audit in accordance with the  related norm.

Becoming certified allows agencies to be listed amongst those translation service providers (TSP) worldwide, which fulfil the quality standard set by the European Committee for Standardization (CEN). This proves that the agency is able to provide translations of constantly high quality, as well as confirming that projects are comprehensively documented from start to finish, in a transparent and sound fashion; in order to become a Lead Auditor this seminar will teach you how to gather the needed evidence, how to conduct the related interviews with translators, project managers, administrators, revisers and reviewers etc.

The institute in charge of these certifications and trainings is the Language Industry Certification System®  (LICS) with their headquarters in Vienna, Austria, and their global network of partners carrying out the actual certification process.
The LICS® process for certification & training (http://www.lics-certification.org/) involves systematic support from the auditing side and is particularly applicable to small and medium-sized companies, as the time spent by the auditor on site and the amount of paperwork is kept to a minimum. The Austrian Standards Institute also provides continual updates of how to improve agencies’ potential in the future and carry out annual re-audits to ensure that translation services are certified. All those aspects are subjects of the  „Training to Lead Auditor according to EN 15038“
 
Training Contents

    * Requirements of EN 15038
    * Requirements of ISO 19011
    * Certification scheme of the Austrian Standards Institute
    * Auditing principles
    * Auditing tools
    * Interview techniques

Training Methods

    * Presentation of theories
    * Dialog
    * Discussion

Duration & Fees
1 day, consisting of 3 sessions & interview. Trainees attend a real audit at next day
Fees: Please refer to your next training & exam center
Certificate: IQ+C Lead Auditor according to EN 15038 & ISO 19011 – This certificate is valid for 1 year
Fees of this certificate: 200 EGP one time
A yearly refresher course is required to keep the certificate valid (see next course)

Trainer
Lead Auditor of the Austrian Standard Institution 
Training language: E/A

For further information, please contact us: office@iqc-vienna.com

Training No.3

Refreshing Professional Lead Auditor of the Austrian Standards Institute (a requirement to keep a valid certificate of “Professional Lead Auditor”)

Target Group

All experienced certified Lead Auditors of the Austrian Standards Institute who participated successfully in the training Lead Auditor

Duration & Fees: 1 day, consisting of 3 sessions & interview
Fees: Please refer to your next training & exam center
Certificate: Extending the validity of “Professional Lead Auditor”
of the Austrian Standards Institute – Vienna / Austria

Trainers: Lead Auditor of the Austrian Standard Institute

Training Contents
    * Requirements of EN 15038
    * Requirements of ISO 19011
    * Certification scheme of the Austrian Standards Institute /
    update
    * Auditing  tools / update
    * Interview techniques / update

Training language: E/A

For further information, please contact us: office@iqc-vienna.com

Training No.4 (ICI)

International Certified Interpreter

Preparation course for LICS certified community interpreting service provider
This certification scheme specifies criteria and a procedure employed by the Austrian Standards Institute / Vienna – Austria under the auspices of the Language Industry Certification System to certify services of community interpreting service providers (CISP).

This certification scheme is based on the fulfillment of the following standards:

•       National Standard Guide for Community Interpreting Services – HIN. Toronto, Canada. First Edition November 2007.

•       ÖNORM D 1202:2002 “Translation and Interpretation Services – Interpretation Services – Requirements for the service and the provision of the service”.

•       Certification is based on the principles of ISO Guide 65; terms and conditions of the LICS apply.

Target Group & Preconditions
 
Competent interpreters who want to be Internationally Certified in accordance with the LICS criteria of the Austrian Standard Institute – Vienna / Austria
 
Candidates shall provide official documentation on the following competences:
•      Interpreting competence
•      Linguistic competence
•      Research and technical competence.

 The expertise above should be acquired through one or more of the following:
•    Formal higher education in interpreting (recognised degree);
•    Equivalent qualification in any other subject, plus a minimum of two years of documented experience in interpreting;
•    At least five years of documented professional experience in interpreting.

Duration & Fees
1 day, consisting of 3 sessions & interview (Date to be arranged at least 2 weeks later after the training to give attendees time to prepare their required documentation; the contents of the documentation and how to prepare is subject of the training)
Fees: Please refer to your next training & exam center

1st Certificate: IQ+C International Certified Translator according to LICS – This certificate is valid for 3 years
Fees: Please refer to your next training & exam center

2nd Certificate:
LICS Certified community interpreting service provider. The validity of this certificate is maintained by means of surveillance audits on a 1 year cycle and by recertification audits on a 3 years cycle.

Issuing Institution: Austrian Standards Institute – Vienna / Austria
Fees: Please refer to your next training & exam center
 
Trainer
Lead Auditor of the Austrian Standard Institute
Training language: E/A

For further information, please contact us: office@iqc-vienna.com