Community interpreting level 2

Ref: C3740880

This course will help students gain relevant volunteering experience in the community, develop awareness of public services and improve their language skills in preparation for further Community Interpreting study and work.

Course aim

This qualification offers an opportunity for speakers of other languages to learn about Community Interpreting. This course will give an overview of the language and skills needed for progression on to the Level 3 qualification in community interpreting

Who is the course for?

This course is for those who have successfully completed Level 1 course in Community Interpreting and is working as a volunteer community interpreter. Everyone applying for the course will need to attend the assessment session and have a placement.

What topics will this course cover

Different types of organisations, volunteering roles and what organisations and volunteers should expect from each other Research and study skills English language skills including register, listening for attitude and mood and summarising Assertiveness skills Public services and public service terminology • Describe possible progression routes

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:

• Undertake a voluntary placement in a relevant local organisation and describe possible progression routes • Increase knowledge of public services, including terminology • Develop English language skills including register, summarising and listening • Improve study skills, including time management, organising assignments, conducting research, report writing, and referencing • Practise assertiveness skills

How will I know I'm making progress?

• Throughout the course you will complete some oral and written tasks either individually or in groups, with the tutor giving verbal feedback. • There will be regular homework assignments to show to the tutor for written feedback. • These assignments will be kept in a folder to be submitted for final assessment on the last day of the course. • You will complete an individual learning plan to which the tutor will add her comment

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

Folder, paper, pen, dividers

Reading and information sources

The tutor will provide you with a list of relevant websites and other information sources.

What could the course lead to?

If successfully completed, this course may lead to Level 3 qualification in Community Interpreting

Download full course outline

Community interpreting level 2 Course Outline


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 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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