Translation Course

Translation Course

English / French / German / Spanish

Become a professional translator

By taking this translation training course, you will be able to:

  • Prepare accurate quotes, including rates and deadlines.
  • Efficiently organize your pre-translation work.
  • Find or create appropriate glossaries.
  • Effectively manage translation memories to ensure high-quality results.
  • Master various translation techniques and utilize appropriate phraseology.
  • Stay updated on technological advancements in the translation field, including machine translation.
  • Familiarize yourself with industry standards and best practices.
  • Expand your services by incorporating new technologies such as pre/post-editing.
  • Thoroughly edit and proofread your translations before final delivery.

Personalized support

Benefit from individualized corrections and support from a professional translator. Discover our support services

Equivalent to a 5-year degree

Get certified as a professional translator. Recognized throughout Europe. Accessible through RPL (Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning).

Flexible 100% online training

Start your new career as a translator at any time! Are you available only part-time? No problem, study at your own pace.

Practice-based teaching

Gain key skills in translating various types of documents. Gain real expertise thanks to corrected assignments.


The translation training not only brought me certification, but it also allowed me to completely rethink my profession and gain greater confidence in myself to face the challenges of today. Thanks to an exceptional pedagogical follow-up, I have found my way to boost my professional practice and I have doubled...

Claire N. , 04/09/2023

Claire N.
Des contenus de formation, des professeurs et conseillers au top. Un suivi régulier et personnalisé favorisant la réussite. Confiance, sérieux et accueil chaleureux.

Sabrina R. , 01/09/2023

Sabrina R.
A demanding and high-quality training; supportive and...

Lou V. , 11/07/2023

Lou V.
Thank you so much to the Edvenn team for supporting me in my career transition! Top-notch translation training!...

Marine A. , 11/07/2023

Marine A.
Silly me! I didn’t take the time to thank everyone from Edvenn for enabling me to finally become a professional translator. After all these years “thinking about it”, I did it ! 👩‍🎓 Studying while working a full time job was hard, but definitely worth it 😀 Thank you...

Magali R. , 06/07/2023

Magali R.

Training Course Content

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Introduction: Translation today

General overview
The role of the translator in the translation process


Translation skills

Essential prerequisites: linguistic, cultural, and cross-cultural competences
Essential professional skills


Preparing the translation

Analytical and strategic aspects
Thematic considerations


Performing the translation

Translation techniques
Machine translation and post-editing


Ensuring translation quality

Translator's self-checks
Proofreading and editing


Applying skills in practice

Editorial and journalistic translation
General technical translation
Business and marketing translation
Legal translation


Understanding and mastering business practices

Client relations
Relations with other stakeholders
The profession
Managing your business



Final project
Looking ahead

Objectives of the translator certification:

  • Translator certification attests to your professional competence and skills in a changing market, impacted by advancements in machine translation.
  • With the techniques taught in this training course, you will be equipped to handle translations in diverse contexts.

Targeted activities:

  • Translation of documents in a wide range of fields
  • Proofreading and quality assurance
  • Post-editing
  • Terminology and multilingual database development

Employment opportunities for translators:

84% of our graduates are working as translators within 6 months of certification.
In France, 80% of translators are self-employed. Most of them work from home as freelancers for translation agencies.
As vendors for other businesses, they must handle all the tasks involved in the service.
Certified translators working as freelancers run all aspects of their own business.

Inscription / candidature

+33 2 30 96 04 42 By email

€5,600 (including taxes)

Funding organizations
  • CPF
  • Pôle emploi
  • Transitions Pro
  • 100% distance learning
  • Minimum 8 hours per week
  • 400 hours over 50 weeks
  • General public, Admission based on application
Recruitment status : Open

Key figures:

Satisfaction rate: 91% (250 respondents)
Certification success rate: 94%
Overall job placement rate: 95 %
*Data updated on 20 January 2023

Training objective:

Perform translation services professionally.

Learning objectives:

Assessment at the beginning of the training and evaluation at stages
Theory lectures supported by case studies and practical scenarios
Progressive exercises
Regular assessments with a trainer
Practice-centred learning methods

Languages of instruction:

Training provided in French, English, German and Spanish.

Registration procedures:

Average of 10/20 across all certification components
Validation by skill block: Yes
Equivalence: Translation diploma
Bridge programs: No
Career opportunities: Professional translator

Delivery method:

Distance learning through an online course platform
For inquiries regarding the accommodation of people with disabilities, please contact the Edvenn disability coordinator.

Required initial level and prerequisites:

Perfect command of working languages
Proficiency in word processing and spreadsheet software
2-year degree or equivalent
2 years of professional experience (in any field)

Requirements for success:

Start the program at any time
Admission based on application: CV, cover letter and translation test
Submit the application at least 1 month before the desired start date
Registration fee: €85
Each unit of the program can be taken separately. Contact us for more information on this matter.

Assessment methods:

Formative assessment
Final exam

Training field:

Foreign languages

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