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: £50

Full members receive:

  • PII*
  • Full Access to Forum
  • Membership card
  • Online Listing

Please click the online application form tab to join us.

The renewal option for existing members is : http://www.vlp.org.uk/membership-renewals/

Full membership including 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)

VLP does not require that you are currently registered with any other professional body, but may require proof of qualification in line with the NRCPD mapping at those levels.

Full membership entitles you to PII* cover of £250k; Access to members’ area and our e-group ; Entry on the online directory; Photo ID card as well as other member benefits

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.