Community Interpreting Level 1

Ref: C3741044

This course will give an overview of the role and responsibilities of a community interpreter and support learners to find relevant voluntary work within the community

Course aim

To clarify the role and responsibilities of a community interpreter • To familiarise learners with some of the issues in community interpreting • To give learners an overview of local public and voluntary services • To support learners to find relevant voluntary work within the community

Who is the course for?

All students must attend the 3hour assessment on Thursday 29th September 10-1pm as students will need a sound knowledge of English both oral and written skills and have some study skills . Students should have minimum Level 1 English

What topics will this course cover

• The role and responsibilities of the community interpreter • Issues in community interpreting • Basic public service terminology • Provision of local public and voluntary services

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:

1. Describe the role and responsibilities of a community interpreter 2. Identify some of the local public and voluntary services available 3. Identify the meaning of some public service terms 4. List some of the challenges for a community interpreter

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 comments

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

Course folder, paper, pen

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?

• Gain a voluntary placement in a relevant organisation • Progress on to other relevant training – details of this to be provided by the tutor at the end of the course.

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Community Interpreting Level 1 Course Outline

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Conditions

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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