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Research and Initiatives

Leading the way in language research and professional development

The ATC influences the advancement of language service companies and the language services industry through its research, initiatives and activities, in collaboration with its stakeholders.

The ATC:

  • develops and collates resources, training, content and best practices;
  • builds relationships with other language industry organisations;
  • supports and initiates research relevant for the language services industry, actively engaging with the academic community;
  • follows and analyses political and commercial developments affecting the language services industry;
  • lobbies the government and other relevant authorities around policies and schemes affecting language service companies;
  • works towards sustainable development within the procurement and provision of language services in the UK’s public sector;
  • informs and advises members of significant developments within the language services industry and wider economy;
  • supports education, activities and training for the professions of translator and interpreter in the UK; and
  • actively participates in the development of ISO standards for the language industry.

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Read more about the benefits of ATC membership and join as Accredited or Associate Member.

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Market Research

Language services industry market intelligence and insights. Access to ATC UK Language Industry Survey and Report

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PM Training Course

Online, on-demand eLearning course and certification for language service project managers by the ATC and ELIA

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Business Support

Language services industry specific guidance, business support and advocacy, supporting ATC members to thrive

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Public Sector

Initiatives and advocacy towards sustainable development for the provision and procurement of language services for the UK’s public sector

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University Collaboration

Working together with universities and the academic community, opening up recruitment routes for the next generation of professionals

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ISO Standards

Information on ISO standards for language services and certification to ISO standards via ATC Certification

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LO-C 30 Report

Key research on the value of language capabilities to exporters looking to expand their international footprint

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Crisis Language Support

Resources and guidance to help authorities, NGOs and organisations to provide language support in crisis situations

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