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Bradford College

Community Interpreting

Study Level
Level 1-3
Course Type
Adult, Leisure
20 weeks
Start Date
September 2024
Study Mode


Britain is now a multilingual society, but there are still members of some communities who have a limited grasp of spoken English. Many members of our (British) society are able to function in more than one language.

The course is accredited through the completion of a portfolio of evidence and/or course assessment. You will be required to complete an Individual Initial Assessment form at the start of your course.

We offer both Introduction and Improvers courses in Community Interpreting.

Attendance for this course will be Thursdays, 1.15pm – 3.45pm at the David Hockney Building.

For more information, please contact [email protected].

  Key Info

This qualification allows learners to develop their considerable skills to help others to overcome linguistic barriers in everyday situations, such as accessing education, health services, housing, justice, and other public services.

The aims of the course are:

  • To understand the role of the Community Interpreter
  • To learn about the sectors where interpreters may be required to work
  • To develop and practice sight translation
  • To demonstrate the skills of two-way interpreting
  • To learn how to develop and enhance your own performance.

The areas covered by the course are: Education, Health, Social Services, Immigration, Housing and Welfare-Benefit System.

If you have any questions or require any additional information, please contact [email protected]

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