Community Interpreting Taster

Ref: C3741964

This taster session will cover key aspects of the work of a Community Interpreter. This session will help students decide if they would like to work as a community interpreter. It will also help them reflect on some of their excising skills and identify skills that need developing. This session will also help students get some basic understanding of what are Public Services and how they are delivered in the UK. Students will explore some terms and vocabulary used in Public Services and what they mean.

Course aim

This course will help students decide if they would like to work as a community interpreter

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course

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

  • Describe three places where a Community Interpreter might work and in which situations
  • List three essential skills required by a Community Interpreter
  • Name three Public Services and list the main services provided by them
  • Match some public service terminology to its meaning

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

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

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

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

Download full course outline

Community Interpreting Taster 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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