Accredited - Open Awards Community Interpreting Level 2

Ref: C3840802

Learners will be able to recognise roles and responsibilities of a CI and learn the skills required to be an effective interpreter. Learners will also learn the importance good communication skills and practising confidentiality and impartiality.

Course aim

To raise awareness of the roles and responsibilities of a Community Interpreter.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • Students need a level 2 qualification in English to join this course

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

  • Identify setting in which a community interpreter works.
  • describe the role of the community interpreter.
  • demonstrate the core skills of a community interpreter.
  • use language appropriate to the context or situation
  • recognise the impact of prejudice, stereotype and cultural issues within the community interpreting context.

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

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

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.)
  • file, note pad access to laptop and/or computer to word process your work.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

Download full course outline

Accredited - Open Awards Community Interpreting Level 2 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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