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Interpreter Foundation Course – How to be an Interpreter for the Local Government

£90.00 inc. VAT

This course is equivalent to 10 hours of CPD.

Are you:

  • fluent in more than one language ?
  • looking for a fulfilling career helping people who need it most?
  • unable to study for a full qualification at the moment?
  • interested in becoming a professional, paid interpreter?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, then this is the ideal course for you.
Designed for people who speak more than one language, it introduces you to the world of interpreting and teaches you all the essentials you need to know to get started in a new interpreting career, including:

  • knowledge about an interpreter roles and responsibilities
  • information about one of the UK’s largest employers of interpreters – the health service
  • medical terminology that you will need to complete interpreting assignments
  • activities and exercises to help increase your skills and build your confidence
  • where to find hundreds of paid interpreting assignments across the UK

Read more below, or make a start on your new career by clicking on the ‘Get Started Now’ button below.

Course Description

When can I start?

You can start the course today.

Where is the course venue?

This is an on-line course, so you can study from home.

 What is the cost?

The course is priced at £75.

How long does it take?

The average length of time taken is 10-15 hours (you do not have to complete the whole course in one sitting, you can work through at your convenience).

 Are there any requirements?

You need to be fluent speaking English and at least one more language. You do not have to have a qualification in English, but you will only be able to complete the course if you can pass a short English test that is included in the course content.

You should be proficient reading and writing in English and at least one other language.

As this course is online, you will also require an internet connection and basic computer skills.

What will I learn?

The course is split into four sections:

  • English Proficiency Test
  • How to be a Public Service Interpreter parts 1-4
  • Interpreting in Local Government
  • How to Find Work as an Interpreter

How will you assess me?

The course contains an assessment of your English ability and a knowledge assessment. These are both marked online.

What will I get?

Once you have completed the course you will be able to download a Certificate of Completion.

What Next?

When you have completed this course, and you have started working as an interpreter, you should start working toward the Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting with ISL.

How do I get started?

Click on the ‘Get Started Now’ to start the course sign up process. When you have completed the checkout you will be sent an email with a link to the course and you can get started.