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Summary

The community interpreter is becoming increasingly more important, particularly in communities which are linguistically diverse. The community interpreter acts as a bridge between these communities and public services, enabling people to access services and situations which might otherwise be out of reach.

This qualification enables learners who are speakers of other languages to develop the underpinning skills and language to go on to train as community interpreters at Level 3 and 4. As with the Level 1 Award, this qualification is not a training course to become an interpreter and those undertaking paid assignments in the future will be expected to hold a minimum of a Level 3 or 4 qualification in interpreting.

This qualification is suitable for those who have completed the Level 1 Award in Community Interpreting or who have some experience in interpreting in the voluntary sector or who wish to gain further qualifications to enable them to work towards becoming a community interpreter.

Description

This qualification will allow learners to understand how to go about getting voluntary bilingual work and supports them in voluntary placements enabling them to gain experience prior to undertaking higher level study of community interpreting.

Learners will look more closely at aspects of language and other skills which they need to be successful community interpreters. Learners will develop personal skills such as assertiveness and listening skills which will support their future study and work as community interpreters.

There is further exploration of the role of public services in the UK.

Key Areas

  • Develop volunteering experience in the community
  • Develop awareness of public services
  • Develop language skills in preparation for training as community interpreters
  • Develop personal skills such as listening and assertiveness in preparation for further community interpreting study and work

Assessment: there are 5 units which are assessed through a number of assignments and you will need to build a portfolio of evidence and gain voluntary experience as an interpreter.

Entry Criteria

You will need to be aged 19+. You will need to be working towards or have achieved a minimum of Level 1 in English language. You need to speak another language other than English.

What Next

On completion of this qualification, learners may wish to progress onto the Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting.


Course options

  • 2019/20 Part Time Day

    Provider

    South & City College Birmingham

    Location

    Fusion Centre 2


    Mode of attendance

    2019/20 Part Time Day

    Days

    Please contact the college for days of the week

    Age range Start Fees Duration Further information
    16-18 Throughout the Academic Year | 2019/20 - 7 Month(s) Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
    19-23 Throughout the Academic Year | 2019/20 £362.00 7 Month(s) -
    24+ Throughout the Academic Year | 2019/20 Please contact the college for fee information 7 Month(s) -
    Hours Per Week Study Details Minimum Age Average Class Size Max Class Size Material Fees International Fees
    - - 16 - - 0.00 0.00

    Leisure Program Fees Further Information International Comments
    0.00 - -
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  • 2018/19 Part Time Day

    Provider

    South & City College Birmingham

    Location

    Fusion Centre 2


    Mode of attendance

    2018/19 Part Time Day

    Days

    Please contact the college for days of the week

    Age range Start Fees Duration Further information
    16-18 Throughout the Academic Year | 2018/19 - 7 Month(s) Any course under level 4 for 16-18 year olds is likely to be free.
    19-23 Throughout the Academic Year | 2018/19 £362.00 7 Month(s) -
    24+ Throughout the Academic Year | 2018/19 Please contact the college for fee information 7 Month(s) -
    Hours Per Week Study Details Minimum Age Average Class Size Max Class Size Material Fees International Fees
    - - 16 - - 0.00 0.00

    Leisure Program Fees Further Information International Comments
    0.00 - -
    To apply for this option, click here:
    Or click here to enquire:

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