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Overview

This qualification will equip you with high levels of language skills in both your first language and English, so that you can undertake interpreting work at a basic level of two way communication. You will cover essential areas including: selecting and preparing for assignments, understanding the sectors you work in and improving and developing your own performance.

Course description

This qualification is ideal for a range of learners, including those who have an interest in the role of an interpreter, those who already have experience in this area and wish to further develop their skills, and those who wish to acquire formal qualifications to enable them to move on to higher qualifications.

The qualification will enable you to:

  • Understand the role of th community interpreter
  • Learn about the sectors where interpreters may be required to work
  • Develop and practise sight translation
  • Demonstrate the skills of two way interpreting
  • Learn how to develop and enhance own performance

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and with health and safety of our students as a priority, we have redesigned this course to include a mixture of classroom-based and online learning.

What areas will I study?

The certificate consists of seven units; four mandatory and three taken from a selection of optional areas.

Mandatory units:

  • Preparing for community interpreting assignments
  • Supporting interpreting through sight translation
  • Develop own performance as a community interpreter
  • Working as a community interpreter in public service

Optional units focus on settings for interpreting.

Course options

Age range Start Fees Duration Further Information
16-18 11 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
19-23 (no level 3 qualification) 11 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year - 1 Academic year Any course under level 4 for 19-23 year olds without a full level 3 qualification is likely to be free, please contact the college for further information
19-23 (with 1 or more level 3 qualifications) 11 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year £657 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.
24+ 11 September 2020 Duration: 1 Academic year £657 1 Academic year You may be eligible for an advanced learning loan; please visit our advanced learning loan information page to find out more.

UCAS Application Information

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