This course is designed for those who are fluent in English and a foreign language, equipping you with basic skills in interpreting. This will allow you to help members of your community with English translation, which is essential for those without English language skills to be able to access a wide range of public services, as well as opening avenues for further study and a career in interpreting. You will learn the basic skills of interpreting, the roles of a community interpreter and understand how public services work in the UK.
Please be prepared to provide your residency documents such as a passport, EU citizen ID card, UK Birth Certificate or Biometric Card. If you have been in the UK for less than 3 years or have entered the UK with a visa you will need to provide evidence that you are eligible to study in the UK - your visa, your biometric card that covers the duration of your course or any relevant home office documents to support your residency should all be provided. If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen we will need to see evidence of 'Pre-Settled' or 'Settled-status' documents. Also for funding purposes we would need to see evidence of payslips if working (within the last 3 months). If you are receiving benefits (e.g JSA, ESA, Universal Credit (UC), Housing benefits etc. please provide evidence of this).
Upon successful completion of the course you can progress into further study in this area.