This qualification is aimed at learners who have an interest in learning about the role of an interpreter and working with different linguistic groups in the community. They are also for learners who wish to acquire qualifications to enable them to work towards becoming a Community Interpreter in a shorter period of time, this course is an intensive 2 days per week, 8-week course (Mon & Fri).
- Confidentiality and Impartiality
- An overview at different interpreters codes of practice
- Public Services terminology
- A basic overview at Public Services and Health Care Issues in your community in the UK, through individual research
- Interventions: when and how to make appropriate interventions within your job description
- How and where to apply for a job and next courses in this field
This course is funded by - advanced learner loans.
If you're 19 or older and studying an eligible Level 3 or Level 4 course, you could get a government loan to pay for your course tuition fees. The loan isn't based on your household income, there's no credit check, and you won't need to pay it back until you've finished your course and earn over £25,000 a year.
What does the loan cover? The loan is paid directly to the college for the cost of your course tuition fees so you don't have to pay anything up front to study.
For more information, follow this link: https://www.south-thames.ac.uk/guide/how-to-apply-and-fees-information/advanced-learner-loans.html
This is a credit-accumulation award and will be assessed through written assignments and performance as an interpreter in a role-play.
You must attend an initial assessment initial assessment (Introduction to Community Interpreting session) before you enrol. Book your assessment here..
There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).
Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.
DPSI Diploma in Public Services Interpreting (L6).
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