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Level 1

Community Interpreting


11 weeks


Barking Campus - Barking Learning Centre




Adult 19+


ESOL for 19+

This course will enable those who are speakers of other languages to learn about the area of Community Interpreting.

You may wish to study the subject if you have an interest in the topic, or to use the qualification as a steppingstone to become 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.

On this course, you will learn:

  • English Language Awareness
  • Communities and Organisations
  • Role of the Community Interpreter

You will be assessed through a portfolio of evidence.

You will need to be fluent in English (at least Level 1) and another language.

On completion of this course, you will be able to progress onto the Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting.

Where it can lead to
You could progress to the following course
Career progression

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.