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Bring your own interpreter or translator

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If English is not your first language

If you are not fluent in English or Welsh, or are hard of hearing, we encourage you to bring an interpreter or translator to help you. There is no extra fee to bring an interpreter, but you must tell us who they are before you come to your course.

It is your responsibility to arrange for an interpreter and to let them know what they need to do and when.

You can ask any family member, friend or professional interpreter as long as they are at least old enough and have good language skills. Interpreters must be at least 16 years old for NDORS courses and 18 years old for court-referred courses, such as drink drive courses.

Should you require a British Sign Language (BSL) Interpreter or a speech-to-text reporter, please contact us to discuss your requirements, as TTC offers BSL courses, delivered by a BSL-qualified trainer. Alternatively, TTC can also supply a speech-to-text reporter or BSL interpreter.

Remember that you must let us know that you intend to bring an interpreter and also tell us who they are before you attend your course. If you do not do this, you may be excluded from the course. You will need to pay an extra fee to book another course.

Decide if you need an interpreter to help you

Ask someone who is over-16 (over-18 for court-referred courses) and who can speak your own language and English fluently

When you book your course with TTC, tell us you are bringing an interpreter

Before your course, tell us the name of your interpreter

Make sure your interpreter knows what to do

Make sure your interpreter brings their own photo ID to the course

How to tell TTC you are bringing an interpreter

NDORS courses

Go to the booking system and type in the reference and PIN number from your police referral letter to log in.

When you reach Step 2 of the booking process, you will be asked if you have special requirements for attending a course.

Your Requirements screenshot from NDORS booking system

On the “Your Requirements” screen (pictured), select “I speak a different language and will bring my own translator”.

You can select other options as well, or add additional details, if you need to. Give us as much information as you can, including the name of your interpreter if you know it.

After you have booked, you must contact us again to confirm the name of the person you will be bringing with you to act as an interpreter.

You can do this by contacting us with your reference details.

All other courses

Please contact us directly if you intend bringing an interpreter to your course, as we may need to discuss your requirements in more detail.

What to do before your course

If you did not tell us that you intend to bring an interpreter with you at the time you booked your course, it is not too late.

Contact us as soon as possible with your reference details.

If you have chosen to do your course online, it is very important that you make sure you can get online before the day of your course. Do this as soon as possible. Your interpreter can help you.

We also have a video available in different languages.

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Check out the FAQs for your course. If you still can’t find the answer, please get in touch.