Community Interpreting Award Level 1
This qualification offers you the opportunity to learn about the language skills required when working in the community. The role of the community interpreter is explored and discussed and you will become more aware of how language changes depending on the situation. There is also an opportunity to look at how public and voluntary service sectors work and their interaction with the community.
The role of the community interpreter is becoming increasingly important, particularly as communities become more linguistically diverse. The interpreter acts as a bridge between communities and enables people to access 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. You may wish to study the subject because you are interested in the topic or because you wish to use the qualification as a stepping stone to becoming a community interpreter.
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.
What areas will I study?
- 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.