Open Awards Community Interpreting Level 2

Ref: C3841575

Learners will be able to recognise roles and responsibilities so far community interpreter and learn the skills required to be an effective interpreter ,plus learn the skills required to be effective interpreter. Learners will also learn the importance of good communication skills and practice confidentiality and impartiality

Course aim

The course aims to give students the basic skills and raise awareness of the roles and responsibilities of community interpreting.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • Must have level 1 English language and literacy plus a second language and MUST compete skills check assessment prior to beginning of course

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Recognise the roles and responsibilities of a community interpreter
  • Examine the way individuals communicate using positive communication skills
  • Examine and promote equal opportunity, Recognise cultural differences
  • Perform as a interpreter within the presentation of skills via role play
  • Use of code of Practice for CI plus identify and analyse good and bad practices

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You will be encouraged to develop your community links with potential employers and or providers of local services including the local volunteer centre.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • Your personalised portfolio will be used as evidence of meeting the above learning outcomes and with successful completion the unit credits will be awarded

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Please bring your own pen, paper , dictionary and portfolio .

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • Research into specific areas of CI in your local area would be an advantage as would any voluntary work

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

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Open Awards Community Interpreting Level 2


You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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