Starting from the 4th of February 2017, our classroom courses will run in the following locations*:
|Study Option||Hours||Times||Course Length|
|Weekend (Saturday)||6 hours per day||10:00 – 16:30||Level 3: 12 weeksLevel 6: 24 weeks|
You can pay for the course in full or over a number of monthly instalments to make achieving your qualification more manageable. Instalments are calculated to ensure you have paid in full by the end of the course:
|Level||Payment Option||Amount||Amount per instalment|
|3||3 monthly instalments||£645||£215|
|6||6 monthly instalments||£1195||£199.16|
What jobs will I be able to do?
- Face to Face interpreter
- Telephone Interpreter
When can I start?
You can start the process today by filling in the sign up form above. You will need to choose a location and a time that you would like to study. The deadline for September applications have expired. The next available class is the 4th February. The closing date is the 20th January for this.
How long does it take?
The time to complete depends on the qualification level and the study format:
- Level 3: 12 weeks
- Level 6: 24 weeks
Are there any requirements?
To successfully join these courses, 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 ISL qualifications teach you all you need to know to become a freelance interpreter from the roles and responsibilities of the interpreter, consecutive and simultaneous interpreting skills, specialism knowledge and professional development. The specialisms you can study are:
- Health: Level 3 & 6
- Mental Health: Level 3 & 6
- Police: Level 6
- Court: Level 6
- Education: Level 3 & 6
- Welfare Benefits: Level 3
- Immigration: Level 3 & 6
- Social Services: Level 3 & 6
- Business: Level 6
- Local Government: Level 6
- Prison & Probation: Level 6
- Housing: Level 3
How many credits is the qualification worth?
- Level 3: minimum 16 credits
- Level 4: minimum 23 credits
- Level 6: minimum 40 credits
What support will I have?
- Personalised Individual Learning Plan
- Career Guidance
- High quality course course materials
- One to one support
- 24-hour access to our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)
- Guidance and support from you assigned, qualified Assessor
How will you assess me?
These qualifications are 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?
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.
Step 1: Fill in the enquiry form above, in full.Step 2: A telephone interview will be scheduled in with the team according to your availability. This should last no longer then 20 minutes and is a chance for the team to get you know you a little bit better.Step 3: If you have been successful during the telephone interview, payment will be scheduled.Step 4: Once you have made payment towards the qualification, your place on the course is reserved.Step 5: You will receive a confirmation email from the team confirming your placement and further instructions will be issued. You will also be enrolled onto to our induction module online, this MUST be completed before attending your first classroom session.
*classes will only go ahead in each of the advertised locations if there are a minimum of 6 students enrolled by the start date.