VLP offers membership to Qualified Language Professionals

In 2013 VLP voted to make its membership stand for one of quality and decided to only accept fully qualified language professionals as members. We believe that this shows commitment to the Deaf community that we provide a service to, as well as showing a commitment to our profession.

Membership Fee: from £47 as from April 1st 2018

Full members receive benefits including:

  • Access to Forum
  • Professional Support
  • Access to CPD Offers
  • Membership card
  • Online Listing
  • Optional PII (from £28*)

Please click the online application form tab to join us.

( For 2018 the renewal option for existing members is via the online application form : as per member communication)

Full membership including optional PII* is offered to language professionals who are eligible to be registered with the NRCPD as : Qualified Interpreters,  Lipspeakers (L3), DeafBlind Interpreters (L3), Deaf Interpreters(NVQ6) and BSL Translators (NVQ 6), and also who are registered with an appropriate regulatory body. VLP recognises NRCPD, RBSLI & SASLI as current regulators in the UK.

Full membership entitles you to : Access to members’ area and our e-group ; Entry on the online directory; Photo ID card as well as other benefits.  Also optional PII* cover of £250k with additional PII/PLI amounts by request.

The VLP membership year runs from the 1st April to the following 31st March, there is no pro rata for mid-year membership.

*PII = Professional Indemnity Insurance. PII is an insurance that indemnifies members against their legal liability for professional negligence. PII is purchased by VLP on behalf of its members through its insurance brokers, McParland Finn Limited (t/as MFL Professional), who arrange this insurance for us. McParland Finn Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and VLP is an Appointed Representative of McParland Finn Limited.