Courses to help you interpret for your community  

Put your language skills to use and discover how to become a community interpreter in your area. If you are wondering “what is a community interpreter?” or “what interpreting qualifications do I need? Then read on.   

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Community interpreting helps people - by translating when they cannot understand enough English to engage with public services. It can be a paid job or volunteer role, using bilingual language skills to help others. 

Giving others a voice  

You’ll give a voice to other people in your local area and help them access vital public services. You’ll make a difference to other people’s lives and help them when they need it the most. In addition, you’ll open up the opportunity for paid work. 

Language skills are important, but there is much more to it. It’s not just about being fluent in English and another language.  It is about understanding the public services involved and knowing how to deal with cultural sensitivities.  

Interpreting in your local community

To help you become a community interpreter, we offer a range of courses. From short introductions to the role to longer, community interpreting qualifications.  Our short, taster classes give you an insight into the work of an interpreter and what skills you will need to translate for others. 

Becoming a qualified interpreter

To become a qualified interpreter and start working in paid roles, you’ll need to work towards a level 3 certificate in community interpreting.  From the first steps, to your final qualification, the WEA will be with you every step of the way. 

How much will it cost to train? We offer free or part-funded courses to help you reach your goals. 

During the application process, we’ll ask you to complete a few simple tasks and talk about your experience, to ensure you start at the right place.

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Community Interpreting

Are you bilingual? Ever thought about using your language skills to help out in the community? Did you know you can get many jobs with languages? If you speak English and another language fluently, you could make a great community interpreter. This community interpreter course gives you an introduction to the language and interpreting skills needed for this type of work. It can teach you foundational concepts to test your community interpreting skills informally with family or friends. This course can prepare you to help members of your family or community to overcome language barriers in their everyday lives. It can also help you decide if you’re interested in pursuing community interpreting jobs.

Course Information

Dates:
Tue 05/03/2024 -
Thu 25/07/2024
Location:
Online
Course code:
P00000025
How you'll learn:
Online
Availability:
0 places remaining
Status:
In progress

Community Interpreting: Understanding the role of a community interpreter

Are you bilingual? Ever thought about using your language skills to help out in the community? Did you know you can get many jobs with languages? If you speak English and another language fluently, you could make a great community interpreter. This community interpreter course gives you an introduction to the language and interpreting skills needed for this type of work. It can teach you foundational concepts to test your community interpreting skills informally with family or friends. This course can prepare you to help members of your family or community to overcome language barriers in their everyday lives. It can also help you decide if you’re interested in pursuing community interpreting jobs.

Course Information

Dates:
Thu 13/06/2024 -
Thu 18/07/2024
Times:
9:30am - 1:00pm
Duration:
6 sessions
Location:
The Octagon- Goodwin Development Trust
The Octagon
Walker St
Hull
HU3 2RA
Tutor:
Edyta Bogdanowicz
Course code:
Q00014966
How you'll learn:
In venue
Availability:
4 places remaining
Status:
In progress
Fee range
Free to £88.20