Please select how you would like to attend your Community Interpreting course:
Title: Community Interpreting
Pathway: English for Speakers of Other Languages
Available Study Options:
Part Time Print
This is a part-time course of study where you will attend for 6 hours a week over 16 weeks. The learning programme has two intakes a year with starts in September and February.
This level three course is specifically aimed at learners with a second language who are interested in becoming community interpreters and developing their interpreting skills to move on to higher level qualifications.
You will study and complete assignments in seven core units covering:
Continuous Professional Development
Preparing to work as a community interpreter within health services
Preparing to work as a community interpreter within social services
Preparing to work as a community interpreter within the public sector
Understanding the key roles and responsibilities of a community interpreter
This is a portfolio and assignment based qualification. You will be assessed on the range of topics in various ways including:
Independently assessed on ability to sight translate between own/chosen language and English
Self and peer evaluation
Through audio and video recording of activities
A level three qualification which enables you to work as a community interpreter within the public sector.
Learners who complete the course successfully will be signposted to register as a free-lance interpreter with Capita Translation Services.
Higher Level courses of study
Entry Level Courses :
Skills for Life & Work
No formal qualifications are required for this course, although evidence of personal progression from previous education establishments would be beneficial.
These courses are specifically designed for learners with a special educational need (SEND).
Skills & Employability
English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3
Full Time ESOL
No formal qualification are required for this course, you will recieve an offer of a place subject to passing an assessment;
Full Time GCSE Re-sit Study Course
You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an assessment.
Full Time Level 1 Course
English & Maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & Maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3.
Full Time Level 2 Course
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English and Maths or a vocational qualification Level 1 in the chosen subject, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both English and Maths.
English & Maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.
Full time Level 3 Course
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including English and Maths) or a vocational qualification Level 2 in the chosen subject,
English & Maths Functional Skills Level 2 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs in some subject areas.
Minimum of 4 GCSE passes but English and Maths GCSE must be Grade 4 or above.
T levels in Science and Healthcare Science will also require a minimum of a grade 4 in a GCSE Science subject.
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If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.
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