Introducing Interpreting Level 1

Ref: C2336828

An introduction to community interpreting in the community and public services. The course will prepare members of local linguistic communities for relevant voluntary work. Learners must be fluent in English and have passed English or Literacy level 1, also be able to speak a second language in one of the local linguistic communities. Also have basic IT word processing.

Additional information about this course

Introduction to Community interpreting in public services for volunteers. An introduction to community interpreting in the community and public services. The course will prepare members of local linguistic communities for relevant voluntary work.

Course aim

Introduction to Community interpreting in public services for volunteers.

Who is the course for?

English Level 1 (or Literacy Level 1) IT Skills

What topics will this course cover

• Health & Safety • Role of the community interpreter • Working as a community interpreter • Equal opportunities relating to interpreting • Confidentiality issues • Elements facilitating successful interpretation. • Unacceptable practices in interpretation.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

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

As a result of this course it may be possible for you to: • List skills of the community interpreter • Recognise the purpose of interpretation • Understand professional requirements for interpreting • Develop interpreting skills • Organise a portfolio

How will I know I'm making progress?

Completion of a portfolio Observations. Q& A Practical activity & Quizzes

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

Learners must provide A4 lever Arch file, 50 plastic wallets, and 4 sub-dividers to produce a portfolio at the end of the course. All worksheets will be provided

Reading and information sources

Research and reading on the internet is desirable

What could the course lead to?

The course could progress to a Level 2 course.

Download full course outline

Introducing Interpreting Level 1 Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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