Community Interpreting

Level 1 , Level 2
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“The tutors here, they are really interactive and they’re always there, even outside of lessons whenever you need something, we don’t go around calling everyone Sir or Miss, second names – we use first names for everything and there’s a more relaxed and friendly communication between the tutors and the students.”


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“Because I’ve got autism and I’d sometimes have trouble understanding things – because I need stuff breaking down into detail and explaining to me in a perfect way, in a much more understanding way, I have tutors that understand me a bit more.”


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Course Information


These Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications allow learners to develop their considerable skills to help others to overcome language barriers in everyday situations, such as accessing education, health services, housing, justice, and other public services.


Studying a community interpreting course will allow you to help others in
your local community develop their skills and overcome language barriers that
they face in everyday situations; so, if you speak both English and another
language, you may be interested in our online community interpreting

Through these courses you will learn all the terminology and techniques
involved in interpreting, practise and improve your interpreting skills and work
towards gaining a Level 1 or Level 2 nationally recognised qualifications.

There are 2 sittings of this course – that you may wish to enrol to:

  • Classes starting in SEPTEMBER 2024
  • Classes starting in MARCH 2025

This course has 2 in takes a year for applicants wishing to apply for

Who is this course for?

These qualifications are aimed at learners who have an interest in learning about the role of an interpreter and working with different second language groups in the community.

Course units/modules

Unit certification is available for each of the units

Benefits and skills

Progression from Level 1 to Levels 2 and 3

Entry requirements

Already Entry 3 or Level 1 ESOL; or GCSE ability in English

Available Apprenticeships and Progression options

Level 1 and Level 3

Voluneering as an interpreter to work with second language groups in the community. Higher levels will enable qualifications to work in the area.

Assessment types

Portfolio units assessed by the teacher

Course details

Duration: 1 year
Study Type: Part time
Course Code: 78710-01

Please note that for all courses starting on 9th September, there will be an induction week, WC 2nd September.

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