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Would you like to train to become a professional interpreter?

Our next 'short course' starts in Hemel Hempstead on Friday, September 9th. For more information, please click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AN ADMISSION

We have to admit that the photos featured on this site are not stock images of beaming anonymous models supplied by a photographic agency. They are in fact photos of people directly involved with our organisation. We apologise for this touch of authenticity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Qualified Interpreters and translators. Click here for details of how you can register to work for HITS!

NHS Trusts and  Local Authorities! Would you like your in-house interpreters trained to the standard of the DPSI? 

Click here for details of our various training courses

 

 

Founded in 2001, Herts Interpreting & Translation Service (HITS) is one of the largest and most successful independent, non-commercial services in the UK. We provide language support services (telephone and face-to-face interpreting, translation, audio recordings, language assessments) for Health Trusts, Local Authorities, non-statutory sector organisations, commercial and private clients throughout Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and beyond. 

As a training and examination centre for the internationally renowned Chartered Institute of Linguists, we provide interpreters trained to the standard of the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) - the accepted nationwide standard for public service interpreting.

This means that interpreters provided by our Service are fluent and literate in both target languages, conversant with the specialist terminology across a wide range of public services and committed to the proprieties of public service interpreting (e.g. confidentiality and impartiality).

As a not-for-profit organisation we are able to offer a highly professional, reliable, accessible and friendly service at an extremely competitive price.

We have our own highly trained interpreters available in the following languages and dialects:

Albanian * Amharic * Arabic * Bengali * Bulgarian * Cantonese * Czech * Dari * Dutch * Fante * Farsi * French * German * Greek * Gujarati * Hindi * Hungarian * Ibo * Italian * Japanese * Korean * Kurdish Sorani * Latvian * Lithuanian * Malay * Malayalam * Mandarin * Mirpuri * Pahari * Pashto * Polish * Portuguese * Punjabi *   Romanian * Russian *  Shona * Sinhalese * Slovak * Spanish * Sylheti * Swahili * Tagalog * Tamil * Tigrinyian * Turkish * Twi  * Urdu * Vietnamese * Yoruba

We regularly add new languages. If the language you require is not on the above list, please contact us.

 

OUR CORE PRINCIPLES

  • EXCELLENCE OF INTERPRETING & TRANSLATION

  • INVESTMENT IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES

  • COMMITMENT TO PUBLIC SERVICES

  • COMMITMENT TO PUBLIC INFORMATION & EDUCATION

  • PROTECTION OF THE PUBLIC PURSE & OVERALL VALUE FOR MONEY

  • ETHICAL BUSINESS CONDUCT

 

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Herts Interpreting & Translation Service is managed by Community Action Dacorum (Registered Charity 288080).

 

 

Site Launched: 01 08 06

Last Updated: 25 07 16