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Considering joining VLP?

Who can join?

 

VLP is a welcoming, friendly and inclusive membership organisation that we know you will be glad you joined! We accept members who are registered/regulated by a recognised UK regulatory body. VLP accepts NRCPD, RBSLI & SRLPDC as recognised regulatory bodies in the UK.

We understand the importance of supporting the development of those who are entering their professions which means that we accept applications from regulated trainees as well as qualified communication and language service professionals. 

Full Membership

  • Full voting rights

  • Access to the VLP forum The Loop

  • Online membership card

  • Member Search Directory for members

  • Professional support

  • CPD and member events

  • Access to the members’ area on our website.

  • Regular updates on the work of VLP and its members.

  • Use of VLP logo and MVLP after your name

  • Options to purchase Professional Indemnity Insurance and Public Liability Insurance from our partner

To apply for full membership then you must hold current registration as one of the following:

  • Registered Qualified Sign Language Interpreter

  • Registered Qualified Sign Language Translator

  • Registered Qualified Deafblind Interpreter

  • Registered Qualified Lipspeaker 

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From £57*

Student (TSLI/TSLT)

Membership

  • Access to the VLP forum The Loop

  • Online membership card

  • Member Search Directory for members

  • Professional support

  • Shadowing/learning experiences available (please contact VLP to express interest)

  • CPD and member events

  • Access to the members' area of our website

  • Regular updates on the work of VLP and its members.

  • Use of VLP logo and MVLP after your name

  • Options to purchase Professional Indemnity Insurance and Public Liability Insurance from our partner

To apply for student membership then you must be regulated as one of the following:​

  • Regulated Trainee Sign Language Interpreter

  • Regulated Trainee Sign Language Translator 

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From £52*

Important information

Please read our membership policy before completing your application to ensure you meet the membership criteria. VLP also accepts applications from non-practising interpreters, conditions apply. The policy can be found here.

*£52.00 per year for Student (TSLI/TSLT) Membership and £57.00 for Full Membership (01/04/21 until 31/03/2022) insurance is purchased separately from McParland Finn at a discounted rate for members 

 

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

Visual Language Professionals Ltd (VLP) members can benefit from exclusive Professional Indemnity (PII) and Public Liability Insurance policies insured by Zurich Insurance PLC, and arranged through specialist insurance brokers MFL Professional. MFL Professional is a trading name of McParland Finn Limited, who are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. VLP is an Introducer Appointed Representative of McParland Finn Limited.

Professional Indemnity and Public Liability insurances are not included in annual membership fees.

 

Registered/Regulated means that the applicant must appear on the register of at least one of the recognised regulators in the UK which VLP recognises to be NRCPD, RBSLI & SRLPDC