The role of the Community Interpreter is becoming increasingly important, particularly in regions with many linguistic communities. The interpreter acts as a bridge between communities and enables people to access services and situations which would otherwise not be possible. This qualification offers the opportunity for learners who are speakers of other languages to learn about the area of Community Interpreting. Learners may wish to study the subject as they have an interest in the topic or they may wish to use the qualification as a stepping stone to becoming a Community Interpreter. The qualification offers the opportunity to learn about the language skills required when working in the community – giving an awareness of how language changes depending on the situation. There is also an opportunity to look at how Public and Voluntary Service sectors work and their interaction with the community. The role of the interpreter is also explored and discussed.
|Qualification name||Award in Understanding Community Interpreting|
|Course type||Classroom based|
|Course start date||23rd April 2021|
|Cost description||This is the standard fee - concessions may be available. The course may be free if you are unemployed and in receipt of a benefit, or on a low wage.|
• There are no formal entry requirements for this course, but it is expected that all learners will have a good level of English and satisfactory language skills in another language • Learners are fully supported to achieve their goals and we strive to be an inclusive provider • Learners need to be aware that there will be some homework set and individual research to undertake as part of their personal development
The aims of the qualification are to enable learners: 1 To learn how to use language skills to the best advantage 2 To learn about the sectors where interpreters may be required to work 3 To learn about the role of the Community Interpreter
This is an introduction course and learners are positively encouraged to progress onto a higher level interpreting qualification such as Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting course