Short courses


Trados Studio: an Introduction

  • 6 hours
  • 1 day (10am to 4pm)


This one-day course is an introduction the new version of SDL Trados, Studio 2021 - one of the most dominant translation technology tools in the industry.

You'll become familiar with:

  • the user interface
  • various actions you can perform for translation and review
  • ways to organise and export your work effectively

A certificate of attendance is available on completion.

This course is run by CenTraS - Centre for Translation Studies at UCL.

Who this course is for

This professional training course is open to:

  • freelance translators
  • undergraduate and postgraduate translation students
  • translation tutors
  • project managers

Course content and structure

Part 1

The first part of the course will focus on the rationale behind the structure of Studio 2021 in comparison to previous versions of the software.

You'll learn why it's become such a popular tool for translation companies.

You'll also discuss the basics of translation technology and the components of translation software.

Part 2

During the second part of the course you'll be introduced to the main functions of the software and guided through processes of translation. You'll build your own projects and resources.

By completing the tasks following these processes you'll be able to use Studio 2021 to create, complete and deliver your projects.

Part 3

In the last part of the course you'll:

  • import and work on different types of files
  • discuss export solutions, compatibility with other software and term bases
  • learn about the options available in QA, alignment, terminology and memory management, statistics, reports etc.

Online group and resources

At the end of the course you'll be added to an online group (available for a week after the course ends) where you can talk about your experience using Studio 2021 and discuss any issues with the other participants and the tutor.

You'll be given resources relating to the software.

Cost and concessions

The fees are as follows: 

  • UCL students and CenTraS alumni - £65
  • UCL staff, academic visitors, and affiliates - £110
  • Full rate - £145

Book a place

To book your place, please send your completed application form to Emmanouela Patiniotaki at selcs.centras-professional@ucl.ac.uk


Course team

Emmanouela Patiniotaki

Emmanouela Patiniotaki

Emmanouela has been a professional translator since 2008, and has collaborated with various companies using a variety of translation tools. She’s been training students and professionals in translation technology since 2011 and has designed and run several courses on this topic. She teaches translation technology at UCL and visits other universities and organisations around the world for short training courses.

Her research focuses on the design of accessible educational and cultural environments and the use of assistive technology, automation tools and access services, for linguistic and sensory access to information, education and entertainment.

Course information last modified: 24 Apr 2023, 10:11