Understanding the Role of a Community Interpreter

Ref: C3680359

Before you can do this course, you will need to join an Initial Assessment to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book a a place in the course related Initial Assessment please call 0300 303 3464. In this course you will learn about the roles and responsibilities of a community interpreter and the settings in which they work. You will also discuss the differences in public service provision between the UK and another country and learn about the dynamics of communities regarding access to public services. You will develop your knowledge of public service terminology and language difficulties which may arise in community interpreting situations.

Additional information about this course

Inform students that this is for WYCA students only

Course aim

The course is aimed at students who are interested in a career in Community Interpreting. It offers the opportunity for students who are speakers of other languages to learn about the role of a community interpreter.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

  • Identify the settings in which a community interpreter works
  • Appreciate the dynamics of communities regarding access to public services
  • Recognise basic public service terminology and the language difficulties which may arise in a community interpreting situation
  • Determine the differences in public service provision between the UK and another relevant country
  • Identify progression routes within the Community Interpreting Pathway

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

- What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec - You will also need access to the internet outside of your sessions. You could do this using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or a desktop computer (at home or through a library etc.). - You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Understanding the Role of a Community Interpreter

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Conditions

This course is funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and only applicable postcode areas are permitted to enrol.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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