Open Awards Community Interpreting L2

Ref: C3840881

Learners will be able to recognise roles and responsibilities of a Community Interpreter and learn the skills necessary for an effective interpreter. Learners will also learn the importance of 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
  • Students must be competent in at least two languages (written and spoken) one of these languages must be English and literacy to a level 2 (or working towards) - Pre assessment session is essential criteria to gain a place on the course.

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

  • Identify settings in which a community interpreter works
  • Describe the role of the community interpreter
  • recognise and identify professional community interpreting skills
  • recognise the impact of prejudice, stereotyping and cultural issues within the community interpreting context
  • Use language appropriate to the context or situation

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
  • 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

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.)
  • Files, portfolio, specialist dictionary or access to the on-line dictionary.

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
  • 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
  • You could progress to Higher Education courses. Follow link to the PEARL website for information http://pearl.open.ac.uk/

Download full course outline

Open Awards Community Interpreting L2 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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