Introducing Interpreting Level 1 -(Ascentis)

Ref: C2338415

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

Course aim

Introduction to community interpreting in public services for volunteers

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course
  • Basic IT word processing

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

  • Describe the role and responsibilities of a community interpreter
  • Identify some of the local public and voluntary services available
  • Identify the meaning of some public service terms and the difference between formal and informal language
  • List some of the challenges for a community interpreter
  • Do a 5 minute presentation., organise and present a portfolio

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 may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • You will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time
  • Assessments in class and at home. Research project

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
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress
  • Assessments in class and at home. Research project

What else do I need to know?

  • All materials will be provided
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • A4 lever arch folder, 50 plastic wallets, pen, paper

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Ascentis Level 2

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Introducing Interpreting Level 1 -(Ascentis) 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 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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