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Level 2

Community Interpreting


24 weeks


Rush Green Campus




Adult 19+


ESOL for 19+

This course will enable those who are speakers of other languages to develop the language and skills necessary to go on and train as community interpreters at Level 3 and higher levels.

You will be able to understand how to go about getting voluntary bilingual work and optional voluntary placements, enabling you to gain experience prior to undertaking higher level study in Community Interpreting.

You will look more closely at some of the aspects of language and other skills which you will need to be successful on community interpreting training schemes. You will develop personal skills such as assertiveness and listening skills, which will support your future study and work as a community interpreter.

On this course, you will learn:

  • Introduction to working as a Bilingual Volunteer
  • English Language for Community Interpreters
  • Understanding Public Services in the UK
  • Assertiveness and Listening Skills for Community Interpreters
  • Practical elements of working as a Bilingual Volunteer

You will be assessed through a portfolio of evidence.

There are no official entry requirements for this course, however, you will need to be able to demonstrate the language and study skills necessary to achieve the learning outcomes. This course is for anyone who is 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.