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The course will be run via Zoom, please make sure you have it installed in advance of your first class.
This course is for qualified interpreters who have registered or plan to register with agencies. No previous experience is necessary; however, students are expected to have basic numeracy skills (inc. percentage calculations) and basic ICT skills
CPD: 12 points, students will recieve a CPD certificate for 12 guided learning hours on completion of the workshop.
Having qualified as an interpreter and want to start managing their business effectively as a Self Employed interpreter, students can find out about registering with HMRC, Tax Returns, profit calculations as well as invoicing agencies and following up payment cycles.
By the end of this course students should be able to register themselves with HMRC as Self Employed
Interpreters and organise their administration according to the nature of their business.
- Preparing an invoice
- Organising your business
- Tracking client payments
- Registering with HMRC
- Calculating income and expenses
- Record keeping of income and expenses
- Understanding tax for self-employment eg taxable profit and deductible expenses
- NI Contributions
- Tax Returns; when and how
The course will be run online using Zoom for the live class sessions and either the Moodle page for the course or some other system for the distribution of the electronic resources for the session sitting alongside this. Although there will be some adjustments that need to be made for the online version of this course, we will aim to keep the experience as close as possible to that of a face to face course taught in the Centre.
The course is taught with practical tasks to complete on the computer/manually both individually and in groups with a self-assessment to complete at the end of the day.
The course will be run on Zoom, please make sure you have installed it in advance of your first class on your computer or mobile device. You can sign up for free here:
You will need a microphone (it's fine to use whatever is built into your device) and camera, so we can see you via video. You may also want to use headphones during the session.
You can participate in class sessions through the use of a computer, laptop, tablet or other similar internet enabled device. Please note that if you only have access to a smartphone, you will be able to attend the class sessions and participate in them but you will find it more difficult to benefit from the full range of materials and activities involved in the course if this is your only means of connection.
Make sure you have a small space to work in during the session and that as far as possible that you can keep this space quite and clear of interruption so that you can concentrate on what is happening in the class.
By signing up to the course you are consenting to being on camera. The content of the lesson may occasionally be recorded by the tutor for internal education and training purposes but any such recordings will not be made available to anyone outside of the Mary Ward Centre organisation without us asking you again for further permission to do so.
Students will need to bring a folder and separators as well as a calculator. They can also bring their own laptops/tablets. There is no work required outside of class.
This course is useful if students would like to take a further business management course at the Mary Ward Centre like Business Administration Level 1 or Project Management. Students could also consider an online business set up course.
A course for those who have completed the Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting and are now looking to move into working as freelance interpreters. We will cover the practical details of setting up and managing your finances and tax arrangements, handling relationships with agencies and other employers and other useful tips of the trade. Download Application Form
A course suitable for those who have completed the Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting and are now working as interpreter. Interpreting over the telephone is becoming increasingly common in the public services and can be an interesting and convenient way to work as an interpreter. However, it does present additional challenges which interpreters may not have been previously trained for. This very practice focused course will enable you to develop your skills and confidence in this area through role plays, observation and discussion. Please note to get full benefit from these role plays it may be necessary for you to come with a language partner for some sections of the course, if there is not already someone you could be paired with please see the full course description for more details. If you cannot download the application form, please contact: email@example.com Download Application Form
This nationally recognised qualification is for people who are fluent in English and another language. Applicants must have some experience, paid or unpaid, of interpreting in a public sector context in the UK. Some of this experience should be with people not previously personally known to the applicant. Participants have the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge needed to work as a community interpreter including the role of the interpreter, professional conduct and codes of practice and knowledge of the sectors within which they will be working - Housing, Health, Education, Immigration, Benefits and Social Services. Entry is by written application and interview only. Lower fees may be available for students aged 23 and under. Right click to choose where you wish to save the application form and brochure: Information Flyer Application Form FAQ Advanced Learner Loan Information Leaflet
For those who have completed a Level 1 Interpreting course. This course is the ideal opportunity for you to develop some of the academic skills that you will need in order to progress onto the Level 3 qualifications in Community Interpreting, whilst also developing your knowledge of interpreting practice and the public services. We will look at how to improve your written expression in academic English and how to carry out research for interpreting assignments effectively. All the academic skills taught on the course will be embedded in the context of increasing your knowledge of Community Interpreting. Entry is by interview only. Please contact the Centre for further information. FAQ
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