What is community interpreting – Pathways taster

Ref: C3841807

This taster session will help students understand key aspects of the work of a community interpreter and decide if they would like to do an accredited Level 1 Community Interpreting course.

Course aim

This taster session will help students decide if they would like to work as a community interpreter. Students will reflect on existing skills and identify some skills that need developing.

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

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

  • Describe three places where a community interpreter might work
  • Identify 3 situations where a community interpreter would be useful
  • List three essential skills required by a community interpreter

How will I be taught?

  • You will take part in a range of different activities with your tutor and the other students in your class

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

What is community interpreting – Pathways 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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