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Community Interpreting Level 3 Certificate (Ascentis)

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

20 September 2022 – 06 December 2022
Tuesday, 10:30 to 17:30
Course Code:309L
£724 / £724
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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17 January 2023 – 28 March 2023
Tuesday, 10:30 to 17:30
Course Code:310L
£724 / £724
11 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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21 January 2023 – 01 April 2023
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:313L
£724 / £724
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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25 April 2023 – 11 July 2023
Tuesday, 10:30 to 17:30
Course Code:311L
£724 / £724
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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06 May 2023 – 22 July 2023
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:314L
£724 / £724
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Developing Your Skills as a Community Interpreter Level 2 (Ascentis)

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

24 September 2022 – 10 December 2022
Saturday, 13:30 to 17:30
Course Code:306
£341 / £95 / £0
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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21 January 2023 – 01 April 2023
Saturday & Sunday, 13:30 to 17:30
Course Code:307
£341 / £95 / £0
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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06 May 2023 – 22 July 2023
Saturday & Sunday, 13:30 to 17:30
Course Code:308
£341 / £95 / £0
12 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Understanding Community Interpreting Level 1(Ascentis)

An introduction to the work of a community interpreter and advice on gaining essential voluntary experience to enable progression to higher level courses. This course is suitable for those with little or no interpreting experience or who wish to find out more about this area of work. Entry is by written application and interview only. Right click to choose where you wish to save the application form and brochure: Information Leaflet Application Form FAQ

17 October 2022 – 05 December 2022
Monday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:300
£207 / £90 / £0
8 Meetings
42 Queen Square
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22 October 2022 – 10 December 2022
Saturday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:303
£207 / £90 / £0
8 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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30 January 2023 – 20 March 2023
Monday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:301
£207 / £90 / £0
8 Meetings
42 Queen Square
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04 February 2023 – 25 March 2023
Saturday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:304
£207 / £90 / £0
8 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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08 May 2023 – 03 July 2023
Monday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:302
£207 / £90 / £0
8 Meetings
42 Queen Square
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13 May 2023 – 08 July 2023
Saturday, 10:00 to 13:00
Course Code:305
£207 / £90 / £0
8 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Setting Yourself Up as a Freelance Community Interpreter - Online

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

26 November 2022 – 03 December 2022
Saturday, 10:00 to 15:00
Course Code:316CS
£76 / £27
2 Meetings
Online Course
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25 March 2023 – 01 April 2023
Saturday, 10:00 to 15:00
Course Code:317CS
£76 / £27
2 Meetings
Online Course
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17 June 2023 – 24 June 2023
Saturday, 10:00 to 15:00
Course Code:320CS
£76 / £27
2 Meetings
Online Course
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Level 6 - Preparation for the Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) Law Option

The DPSI course is the next stage in professional accreditation as a public service interpreter, following on from the level 3 Certificate course. Successful completion of the exam with Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL) will qualify you to work as an interpreter within legal settings and will give you further professional accreditation in other areas of interpreting. This course will prepare you to take the DPSI exam as an external candidate and will increase your chances of passing these demanding assessments. Entry to the course is by written application and interview. Please see full course description for more details. Application Form Advanced Learner Loan Information Leaflet FAQ

20 January 2023 – 09 June 2023
Friday, 10:30 to 15:30
Course Code:315L
£900 / £900
18 Meetings
1 Rushworth St
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Telephone Interpreting in the Public Services - Online

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: interpreting@marywardcentre.ac.uk Download Application Form

11 March 2023 – 18 March 2023
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:321CS
£111 / £39
2 Meetings
Online Course
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01 July 2023 – 08 July 2023
Saturday, 10:00 to 17:00
Course Code:322CS
£111 / £39
2 Meetings
Online Course
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