Level 4 Certificate in Community Interpreting
Are you a Professional Interpreter and you would like a formal qualification? Or do you already hold a Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting Qualification and are looking to develop further and work towards accepting more complex assignments?
If you have answered ‘yes’ to these questions, the Level 4 Certificate in community Interpreting is a perfect fit.
Please Note: The Level 4 Certificate in Community Interpreting is a UK qualification and can only be completed by UK residents.
The Level 4 Certificate in Community Interpreting is designed for interpreters who already have 50 or more hours of interpreting experience and are looking to further develop their specialisms and learn how to operate successfully as a freelancer. It is ideal for interpreters who are wishing to work toward higher level interpreting assignments such as legal interpreting or gain experience that will help gain a higher level interpreting qualification like the DPSI .
Upon completion of your Level 4 Certificate in Community Interpreting you will be able to work directly with clients who require interpreters or for Language Service Providers who will find assignments on your behalf, both in person or on the telephone from the comfort of your own home.
The Level 4 Certificate in Community Interpreting will support you to develop your knowledge and skills as a professional, competent interpreter in public services. You can also focus your professional practice by choosing from a range of public services in which to specialise, meaning that you will be more attractive to Language Service providers and employers in the industry.
You will develop not only a detailed understanding of how to interpret in various situations, but also a thorough understanding of professional practice and the current debates in the specialist areas you choose. The course gives you the opportunity to develop your consecutive, simultaneous and telephone interpreting skills as well as providing you with the knowledge you need to run a successful freelance business.
There are 2 steps in the registration process:
1) Register for the session on the top right corner of this page and thus confirm that you wish to get the proficiency exams (20min English proficiency test, 20min Target language proficiency test (Level 4 only), 10min telephone interview) from International School of Linguistics.
2) After passing the tests successfully, choose the offer below and proceed with purchase.
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A minimum of 23 credits is required to pass the qualification.
The Level 4 Certificate in Community Interpreting will teach you how to develop your interpreting and specialism skills and knowledge so that you can develop into a more professional and competent interpreter. It includes units on two way interpreting, translation and professional development alongside specialisms including health, immigration and the Criminal Justice System, and business knowledge.
You can start the process today by filing in the sign up form below. Once completed, you can start the qualification within days. The average length of time taken is 6-8 months, but you can complete it quicker if you already have skills, knowledge and experience of interpreting.
With this course purchase you will get:
* 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
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To successfully join this course, you need to have native speaker competence in your target language and as a minimum you must have Level 4 competence in all areas of your English language (level C1 on the Common European Framework, level 6.5 to 7.7 IELTS) and Level 5 language competence (level C2 on the Common European Framework, level 8.0 to 9.0 IELTS) in your first language.
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Group A: Mandatory units
Group B: Optional units
Group C: Optional units
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