This is a 14 week foundation course to Community Interpreting, which takes place one morning a week. As well as improving your academic English skills, this course will introduce you to public service awareness and knowledge. This is a Level 1 accredited course which leads to the Level 1 Ascentis Award in Understanding Community Interpreting. In order to achieve the qualification, learners are required to produce a portfolio of assignments based on 3 mandatory units: English Language Awareness, Communities and Organisations & the Role of the Community Interpreter. Students should have proof of at least a Level 1 certificate in written English (Functional Skills or GCSE Foundation or ESOL Level 2) as well as complete the Pre-enrolment assessment to enrol on this course.
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.