Community Interpreting Award

This qualification offers you the opportunity to learn about the language skills required when working in the community as an interpreter. You will become more aware of how language changes depending on the situation. There is an opportunity to look at how public and voluntary service sectors work and engage with communities.
Learner:Adult
Subject:English & Maths
Level:1/2
Duration:1 Year(s)
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About the course

Many people will find they act as translators and interpreters for family and friends in their everyday lives. The role of the community interpreter is becoming increasingly important in our diverse communities. The interpreter acts as a bridge between communities and helps individuals to engage with services and situations which might otherwise not be possible for them. This qualification offers the opportunity for learners who are speakers of other languages to learn about community interpreting. This qualification is not a training course to become an interpreter and those undertaking paid assignments in the future will be expected to have achieved a minimum of a Level 3 interpreting qualification.


• The role of the community interpreter
• How to use language skills to the best advantage
• Exploring the public and voluntary sectors and how they support community needs Assessment: this qualification is made up of 3 units which are assessed through assignments. You will need to put together a portfolio of evidence.

What do I need?

You will need to be working at or towards Level 2 English and will need to have an interest in language and interpreting. You must be fluent in an additional language. You will need to complete an initial assessment prior to enrolment.

Where can I progress next?

On completion of this course you will be able to progress to higher level qualifications in interpreting such as the Level 2 in Preparing for the Community Interpreting Role or Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting.

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Community Interpreting Award
Location:
Fusion Centre
Start date:
2 September 2024
Study mode:
Part time
Fees:
£510
Enquire Apply
Community Interpreting Award
Location:
Fusion Centre
Start date:
2 September 2024
Study mode:
Part time
Fees:
£510
Enquire Apply
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