Our Trados training courses are prepared and given by Eric, our editor, who has been
using Trados and other translation tools constantly for the last 11 years and have
been involved in training for the last 8 years. Eric is also a certified teacher
(PGCE) with 26 years of secondary and higher education experience.
We currently hold one day courses in both beginner and intermediate levels. Advance
level courses are organised on demand and are customised to the needs of the participating
group. During the courses each participant is allocated a separate computer to work
with. These courses are fairly intensive in both content and application. However,
as the courses are designed to be application orientated, the trainees will be able
to put what they learn into practice at every stage of the course. Refreshments and
lunch are provided free of charge.
We attach great importance to after-course support for our trainees. We are aware
that for most of you, especially for beginners, concepts like ‘Computer Assisted
Translations’, ‘Translation Memory’ and the processes and logic behind them are quite
new and despite all efforts to make the courses as practical as possible, you may
still need help with some aspects of the newly acquired knowledge once you get home.
You will automatically be subscribed to our support scheme and we will help you fill
in those gaps. All you need to do is e-mail us your queries and we will return with
answers within 12 hours.
With the one day beginner course, we aim to get you up and running, so that you can
immediately start using the basic tools and functions of Trados in your translation
process. SeeTrados for Beginners for course programme, venue and dates. All course
content will also be provided on the day in hard copy for reference.
To get the best out of the beginners’ course, you need to be comfortable with using
computers, have working knowledge of applications like MS Word and/or Excel, PowerPoint
Intermediate Courses are follow on from beginners’ courses and will give you more
insight into setup, maintenance and more involved aspects of Trados aided translations.
SeeTrados Intermediate for Programme, dates and venue. With intermediate level course,
we will also give you pointers on directory structure for Trados workflow, project
management tips and briefly cover other Trados facilities like Synergy.
If you have not already completed our beginners’ training course, you must have a
working knowledge of the basic functions and tools of Translators WorkBench and Translation
Memory usage, in order to be able to benefit from this course.
For both beginner and intermediate levels courses, we strongly recommend that once
you get home, you should not leave it too long before you actually start putting
into practice what you have learned.