Course Details

  • Have you ever thought about working as an interpreter? If you’re skilled with foreign languages and want to put your abilities to good use, you might want to learn more about interpreting and develop the necessary knowledge for a role in this industry. This Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting is a great place to begin.

    Throughout this course, you’ll learn everything you need to start working as a competent interpreter at a basic level of two-way communication, building on your interests in the role and any previous work you have done. You’ll learn all about the day-to-day duties of an interpreter, focusing on the different sectors where you might find yourself and developing your knowledge and abilities of essential skills such as sight translation and two-way interpreting.

    With this formal, recognised qualification, you’ll have lots of practice in interpreting work and will even get the chance to familiarise yourself with selecting and preparing assignments, so you’ll be well prepared for future work.

  • If you’d like to apply for this Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting, you’ll need to have an outstanding knowledge of English and a foreign language, with skills at Level 2 (or equivalent) or above. We’ll ask you to complete an assessment of the first foreign language and your English skills.

  • During this 28-week course, you’ll complete seven different units – four mandatory and three chosen from a selection of options. You will learn using a range of methods and be assessed in a variety of ways for each of these units, including written assignments and oral tasks.

  • With this qualification, you’ll have all the foundations you need to develop as a professional interpreter and follow a career in public services (or in a similar, related role).

    You will have the skills and knowledge needed to take on basic work in the industry, and more importantly, have a recognised, formal certificate that will allow you to progress onto the IoLET’s (Institute of Linguists Educational Trust) Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI).

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  • There are a number of different funding and finance options to help you afford your tuition with The Manchester College, with dedicated support from the government, bursaries and grants, and special loans to cover any tuition fees.

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  • Our course enquiries team is on-hand to answer any questions you might have about this qualification, the application process, enrolment, or anything else about life at The Manchester College.

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