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.
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.
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.