Level 2 Award in Preparation for Work in Community Interpreting

Ref: C2422933

This is an accredited course. You will need to talk to a member of staff and do a short activity to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 0300 303 3464 This course is for students who are interested in community interpreting work in a voluntary or paid capacity. You will gain knowledge and skills of community interpreting; learning about the role of codes of practice and the settings where interpreters may be required to work (including housing, education, social care, welfare benefits, immigration and health.)

Additional information about this course

Tower Hamlets Children and Family Centre Community Interpreting courses (Mondays, online): What is community interpreting? Pathways taster C2422930 Community Interpreting Initial Assessment C2422931 L1 Understanding the Role of a Community Interpreter C2422932 L2 Award in Preparation for Work in Community Interpreting C2422933

Course aim

The course aims to prepare people for working or volunteering as a community interpreter.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

  • Identify the settings for community interpreting
  • Consider the community interpreting role and the ethical context
  • Appreciate the importance of preparation and planning for community interpreting
  • Sight translate terminology and/or jargon used in service contexts
  • Demonstrate interpreting skills in practice situations

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

- What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec - You will also need access to the internet outside of your sessions. You could do this using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or a desktop computer (at home or through a library etc.). - 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

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Level 2 Award in Preparation for Work in Community Interpreting


This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

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 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • 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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