Course: Community Interpreting

Study Level

Level 1 Award


Great Yarmouth Campus


20 Weeks



The role of the community interpreter is becoming increasingly important, particularly in regions with many linguistic communities. The interpreter acts as a bridge between communities and enables people to access services and situations which would otherwise not be possible.

This qualification offers the opportunity for learners who are speakers of other languages to learn about the area of community interpreting. Learners may wish to study the subject as they have an interest in the topic or they may wish to use the qualification as a stepping stone to becoming a community interpreter.

The qualification offers the opportunity to learn about the language skills required when working in the community – giving an awareness of how language changes depending on the situation. There is also an opportunity to look at how public and voluntary service sectors work and their interaction with the community. The role of the interpreter is also explored and discussed.

This course offers:

  • Progression opportunities for ESOL learners
  • The chance to start your journey to becoming a community interpreter
  • Progression onto a Level 2 Certificate in Community Interpreting

Modules you will study include:

  • English language awareness
  • Communities and organisations
  • Role of the community interpreter

This course is free for adults to study, subject to your personal circumstances. Please contact our Admissions team on 0800 854 695 or email for further details.


You must be 19+ and hold an Entry 3 English/ESOL or above qualification to do this course.



You can progress on to study a Level 2 Certificate in Community Interpreting.