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Community Interpreting Award Level 1 at South & City College Birmingham

Course description

The role of the Community Interpreter is becoming increasingly important particularly as communities become more linguistically diverse. The interpreter acts as a bridge between communities and enables people to access services and situations which might otherwise not be possible for them. This qualification offers the opportunity for learners who are speakers of other languages to learn about the area of community interpreting. Learners may wish to study the subject as they have an interest in the topic or they may wish to use the qualification as a stepping stone to becoming a community intepreter. This qualification is not a training course to become an interpreter and those undertaking paid assignments in the future will be expected to have achieved a minimum of a Level 3 interpreting qualification.

Entry requirements

You will need to have an interest in language and interpreting be working towards Level 1 in English and you will need to speak another language other than English.

Financial information

. Our course fees vary depending on your circumstances.For full fee information do not hesitateto call us on 0800 111 6311

Future opportunities

On completion of this course you will be able to progress to higher level qualifications in interpreting such as the Level 2 in Preparing for the Community Interpreting Role or Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting.

Further information

Please contact our admissions team on 0800 111 6311 or email You can also visit our website and apply online.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact South & City College Birmingham directly.

Last updated date: 19 September 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 months
  • Course code: 1521/17SP02MC
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