Introductory Business Skills Set


Who is it for?

Are you a freelance linguist? Or are you about to work as a linguist and are wondering how to get started? If so, then this course is ideal for you.

Although many interpreters, translators and other linguists have got excellent language skills needed to do the job, often the knowledge and skills to effectively run your own business is something which have to be picked up along the way. This course will introduce you to the basics of running a successful language business and gives you practical activities along the way which you apply to your own business model.

What jobs will I be able to do?

  • Freelance Interpreter
  • Freelance Translator
  • Freelance Proof reader
  • Freelance Reviewer

In these roles, you could earn between £30 and £60 per hour (source:

How do I apply?

You can get started today by clicking the ‘Get Started Now’ button below on all of the courses then enter the discount code for your Black Friday deal and completing checkout.  This will create a free account and email your log in details.

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Course Description


When can I start?

You can start the course today – why not sign up now?  

How long does it take?

The average length of time taken is 2 days.

Are there any requirements?

You will not need any special requirements to take this course, all you will require is an internet connection and basic computer skills.

What will I learn?

Introduction to Business Skills for Linguists teaches you the basic skills and knowledge you need to run a successful business including setting up a business, entrepreneurship, marketing, self-assessment, legal considerations, market research, financial management and planning for success. After completing these introductory courses, you will be on the right path to becoming a successful business man or women.

Unit breakdown

Unit 1: Self-Assessment and Business Aptitude

Unit 2: Legal Considerations

Unit 3: Introduction to Market Research

Unit 4: Introduction to Marketing

Unit 5: Financial Management

Unit 6:  Planning for Success

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 Introduction to Business Skills for Linguists is vocational, which means that you will be assessed by demonstrating your ability to do the job through various assignments.