Award in Understanding Community Interpreting

Ref: C2338653

This qualification offers the opportunity for students who are speakers of other languages to learn about the role of the community interpreter. You will learn about the language skills required when working in the community – giving an awareness of how language changes depending on the situation. There is also an opportunity to look at how public and voluntary service sectors work in the community.

Course aim

To learn about the role of the Community Interpreter, how to use language to the best advantage in different settings and the sectors where interpreters may be required to work.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need to talk to a member of staff and do a short activity to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 0300 303 3464
  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course
  • You should be a confident speaker of English and be fluent in at least one other language

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

  • Be aware of language use in different contexts
  • Use basic public service terminology
  • Understand the settings in which a Community Interpreter works
  • Understand key aspects of the work of a Community Interpreter
  • Understand the process of finding relevant voluntary work

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 will be expected to carry out a range of activities in your own time
  • Activities may include tutor presentation, small group work, working in pairs, class discussions, short tasks and research

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress
  • You will receive regular verbal and written feedback from your tutor

What else do I need to know?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Please bring a pen, file and paper

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • Your tutor will provide you with a list of relevant websites and other information sources once on the course

What can I do next?

Download full course outline

Award in Understanding Community Interpreting 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 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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