Introducing Interpreting: Level 1 ~ Autumn Term 2013

C2331390
An introduction to community interpreting in the community and public services. The course will prepare members of local linguistic communities for relevant voluntary work. Learners must be fluent in English and have passed English or Literacy level 1, also be able to speak a second language in one of the local linguistic communities.
Tutor: Harminderjeet Johal
Venue
: The Atrium (ICCA), 99 Hucknall Road, Nottingham, NG5 1QZ
Date:
Wednesday 25th September 2013
Time
: 10:00am -12:00pm
Duration: 11 Sessions
Fee: £77.00 (£69.30 Concessions) Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low income.Course aims
Introduction to Community interpreting in public services for volunteers.

Topics to be covered
• Health & Safety
• Role of the community interpreter
• Working as a community interpreter
• Equal opportunities relating to interpreting
• Confidentiality issues
• Elements facilitating successful interpretation.
• Unacceptable practices in interpretation.

Learning outcomes
As a result of this course it may be possible for you to:
• List skills of the community interpreter
• List departments within a local council
• Prepare a 5 minute presentation
• Recognise the purpose of interpretation
• Understand professional requirements for interpreting
• Develop interpreting skills
• Organise a portfolio

Teaching/learning methods
Group discussions Pair work Q & A DVD presentation Role Plays Assessment methods Observations. Q& A Practical activity Quizzes OCN Level 1 Certificate

Previous learning required
English Level 1 (or Literacy Level 1)
IT Skills

Recommended books, materials or equipment
Learners must provide A4 lever Arch file, 50 plastic wallets, and 12 sub-dividers to produce a portfolio at the end of the course. All worksheets will be provided.

Progression
The course could lead progress to OCN Level 2 course. The tutor can provide you with information about what you can do next with the WEA and other local providers. A Giving Information and Advice County Leaflet is available with useful local information. What Next? leaflets are available from your tutor or Programme Organiser to help you with your choices. If you would like to discuss what options are available or how to obtain guidance, please contact your Programme Organiser.

Financial help
If you need help with paying for registration fees or childcare, you may be entitled to financial support. Ask your tutor for more information. We will treat all requests confidentially and with respect in accordance with our Learner Support Policy. (See Services for Learners leaflet.)

Help with learning
If you have a disability or learning difficulty, let us know as early as possible so that we can make arrangements to provide you with support. We will treat requests for help confidentially and with respect. Ask your tutor for more information. If you prefer, contact your Regional Office and ask to speak to someone about learning support. (See Services for Learners leaflet.)

Help with English, Maths or Study Skills
You are also entitled to extra help and support with English, Maths or Study Skills. Ask you tutor for more information. If you prefer, contact your Regional Office and ask to speak to someone about help with English, Maths or Study Skills.

Sound interesting? Please contact Caroline on 0115 985 8203 or email ckeep@wea.org.uk

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