Community Interpreting: Summer Intensive Course

Accredited course - interview required.

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 420 Conc £No conc. Full £420

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00 - 16:00, 10:00 - 16:00, 10:00 - 16:00, 10:00 - 16:00 4 MAC 06/08/2018 31/08/2018 LY1000

What will the course cover?

The role of a Community Interpreter. Learn about interpreting techniques, Public Services and much more.

Who is the course for?

Anyone who is interested in working as a community interpreter and wishes to obtain the certificate in a short time. The ideal student would be a bilingual person who would like to work as an interpreter within his/her community.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

Please go online and book an interview. Only students seen and apporved by the course tutor will be allowed to sign for this course. You need to be fluent in English and your mother tongue. Some previous experience of working as an interpreter either paid or on a voluntary basis would be an advantage but not essential. Please note you need to be able to write in your mother tongue as the Glossaries are from English into your mother tongue. Computer literate.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Start looking for work as a community interpreter.

How is the course organised?

The course is for 4 weeks and you will attend for 3 days (Monday, Wednesday and Friday) each week from 10.00 to 16.00 (with a short break !). Attendance is extremely important given the intensive nature of the course so students with less than 90% attendance will not be allowed to submit their portfolio.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

At least 2 hours a day as you will need to do research and read handouts to complete your assignments.

How will my progress be assessed?

By the tutor in class through short tests, your contribution during the lessons and, of course, the marking of your assignments. Tutor assessment, self assessment as well as peer assessment through written assignment, delivering presentations and role-plays. Assignments must be word-processed.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Tutor will advise.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

The £270 fees include your exam fees (about £70) so there will not be any extra costs.

What support is available?

Please discuss any additional need with the tutor during your interview.