Interpreter Career Journey – Introductory

Your interpreter career journey starts here.

Whether you are taking first steps or seeking to sharpen your skills, ISL can support you at every stage. We provide training and qualifications for the entire interpreter journey; simply use our guide below, by clicking on each level, to find the right courses and starting point for you.

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Nationally recognised, entry level qualification suitable for no/little interpreting experience.Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting: Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting- for interpreters at introductory level.The Level 3 Certificate is an entry level qualification for professional interpreters and is widely accepted across the UK for public service assignments. It is ideal for those with no or limited experience and those seeking formal qualification to increase earning potential.The Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting covers basic skills and knowledge required to become an interpreter. It provides details of code of conduct and legal compliance as well as different forms of interpreting. The Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting enables you to focus on two areas of interpreting to specialise.This popular qualification is taken through distance learning; a combination of online research, written assignments and interaction with an assigned assessor.To learn more about the Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting or to get started, click the button below:get startedPrefer to attend a class for the Level 3?ISL provide a place-limited classroom version of the Level 3 qualification at our training centre in Farringdon, London. If you would prefer to attend a class and would like more information, click the button below:

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  • Study hours: 140
  • Average time to pass: 6- 9 months
  • Price: £645
  • 10% discount to those on job-seekers (Proof needed)

If you are unsure as to which level is right for you, take our quiz below to find out:

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