Earn As You Learn Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting


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Are you bilingual? Are you hoping to start a new career without needing the funds available to pay hefty course costs? Would you like to gain a professional qualification and start working immediately?

If so, this is the perfect option for you.

If you want to start a new, rewarding career as an interpreter, ISL's Earn As You Learn qualification is the ideal place to start. Once you are accepted onto the course*, you will be able to start studying for the Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting Qualification.

At the same time, you will gain experience working as an interpreter on entry level paid assignments. the money that you earn from these assignments will pay for the qualification and will also give you an income.

By the time you have received your qualification, you will have amassed enough experience to move on to more complex interpreting assignments and earn higher rates of pay.

Places are limited, reserve yours by completing the form on this page.

You can find more information on the Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting course below.

*To be accepted onto the course, you will need to complete the full application process, including an English proficiency test, and you will need to commit to completing the qualification within a maximum of 12 months.


What jobs will I be able to do?
Face to Face interpreter
Telephone Interpreter

In these roles, you could earn between £10 and £17 per hour (source: http://www.prospects.ac.uk).

When can I start?

You can start the process today by filing in the sign up form below. Once completed, you could start the qualification within days.

How long does it take?

The average length of time taken is 3-6 months, but you can complete it quicker if you already have skills, knowledge or experience of interpreting.

Are there any requirements?

To successfully join this course, you need to have native speaker competence in your target language and as a minimum you must have Level 2 (Advanced level, GCSE A*-C or roughly B2 of the Common European Framework) in all areas of your English language competence.

What will I learn?

The Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting will teach you the basic skills and knowledge that you will need to be become an interpreter. It explains the code of conduct and legalities that you will need to work to as well as the different forms of interpreting. You will also choose a number of areas that you want to specialise in when completing interpreting assignments.

How many credits is the qualification worth?

A minimum of 16 credits to pass the qualification.

Unit breakdown

Mandatory units

Unit 1: Preparing for Community Interpreting Assignments

Optional units

Unit 2a: Planning to work as a Community Interpreter within Educational Settings

Unit 2b: Planning to work as a Community Interpreter within the Health Service

Unit 2c: Planning to work as a Community Interpreter within Mental Health Services

Unit 2d: Planning to work as a Community Interpreter within Social Services

Unit 2e: Planning to work as a Community Interpreter within Immigration Services

Unit 2f: Planning to work as a Community Interpreter within Housing Services

Unit 2g: Planning to work as a Community Interpreter within the Welfare Benefits System

Unit 3 Supporting Interpreting through Sight Translation

Unit 4a: Interpret Two Way

Unit 4b: Interpret Two Way

Unit 5: Development your own Performance in Community Interpreting

Unit 6: Working as a Community Interpreter in Public Services

What support will I have?
Personalised Individual Learning Plan
Career Guidance
High quality course online course materials
Optional one-to-one mentoring support via phone, email and online
Affiliate Membership with ISL
Access to regular webinars and workshops
24-hour access to our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
Guidance and support from you assigned, qualified Assessor

How will you assess me?

The Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting is a vocational qualification, which means that you will be assessed by demonstrating your ability to do the job through various assignments.

Can I apply for funding or discounts?

To make our qualifications as accessible as possible, all of our students can choose to pay by interest free installments, meaning you can earn as you learn.

For information on funding and discounts, please click here.

How do I apply?

You can get started with your qualification today by completing the contact form below. One of our team of experts will call you back to give you further details and tell you what is next.
30 day money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied
Course Fee: £595 (payable in interest free installments by request)
Distance and Blended Learning
Approx 6 months to complete
Accredited Qualification

What is the registration process?

At ISL, we want to be confident that everyone who is accepted onto our qualification has the right skill, knowledge and ability to be able to successfully complete the learning experience. There are also certain things we need to do to be able to register you onto a nationally recognised qualification.

In total, there are 6 steps in the registration process, which are pictured below. At each step in the process we will give you clear instructions about where you are and what you need to do next and you can ask us questions whenever you feel the need to make the process as simple as possible.

The first step in the process is to register your interest, by filling in the form at the bottom of this page.

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