Community Interpreting Initial Assessment

Ref: C3845001

During the session we will discuss your skills and experience with you, talk to you about the courses available and ask you to complete a task to see which course is right for you. We will talk to you about our courses and provide you with information about the work you will need to complete during your studies.

Course aim

This session will provide you with information about the Community Interpreting courses we offer that are accredited through Certa. You will be asked to complete an assessment task that will help us to see which course is right for you.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This session is for those with an interest in developing community interpreting skills. You will need a sound grasp of English as you will be require to speak, listen, read and write up to Level 1. This will be assessed through a task you will be asked to complete during this session.

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

  • Recognise the range of WEA Community Interpreting courses available
  • Identify the skills I have, need and will develop during a course
  • Agree whether I will be able to/ am ready to undertake an accredited course
  • Prepare for enrolment or referral to other learning opportunities

How will I be taught?

  • During the initial assessment you will be asked to complete a written task and will have a verbal conversation with a member of staff to discuss the course.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • Staff at the initial assessment will provide you with verbal feedback to help determine your next steps.

What else do I need to know?

  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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 onto a Community Interpreting accredited course with the WEA.

Download full course information sheet

Community Interpreting Initial Assessment

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. You must be a resident of Greater Manchester in order to attend this course. Click here to learn more about government funding changes. If you don't know whether you are a resident of Greater Manchester, you can check your postcode here:

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2020
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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