Level 6 Diploma in Community Interpreting 2017-2018


Please note this course is taught in English, therefore all language combinations are accepted! 

Is this course accredited? This course is a recognised qualification, regulated and accredited by Ofqual. Your certificate is awarded by TQUK upon successfully complying with all requirements and criteria.
Who is this course for?
  •  Students who have completed the Level 3 or Level 4 in Community Interpreting and wish to pursue this avenue in order to be qualified to work with the courts and police, or to develop their skills to work in more complex areas of healthcare, in the community in general or in business settings.
  •  Interpreters with the DPSI Law or Health who wish to complement their knowledge of other areas at level 6.
  •  Practicing interpreters who have experience but still lack a qualification, or who have a foreign qualification in interpreting and wish to pursue a UK recognised qualification.

This course will allow you to study in your own time and around your commitments.

When does the course run? The first group will start in September 2017, and the second group in January 2018. This course will take approximately 9 to 12 months to complete, depending on how many hours per week you can dedicate to complete your coursework.

The Total Qualification Time for this qualification is minimum 400 hours.

Classes take place on Skype at different intervals and are combined with Other Language Assessments during the course.

Am I ready to start this course? The first step is to fill in the application form below. If you are shortlisted, you will take part in an interview and assessment over Skype to ensure you’re at the appropriate linguistic level to start the course. Interviews will take place the month preceding the start of the course.
What do I need?
  • Native and near-native levels in both English and the other language
  • Some interpreting experience (voluntary or otherwise)
  • Ability to conduct autonomous study (research and weekly assignments)
  • Reliable internet access and the latest version of Skype for your online tutorials
What will I learn?
  • You will learn topics from 6 Mandatory Units, 2 or more Optional Units, and 2 or more Specialist Skills Units.
  • You will choose your Units and receive study materials and assignments to do in those chosen topics.
  • You will practice consecutive and simultaneous interpreting skills with a dedicated language tutor doing role-plays, sight translations and written translations into and from English, which will be marked to meet the criteria set by TQUK.
  • You will learn to assess your own work.
  • You will be empowered with necessary knowledge and techniques to work as a professional community interpreter.
  • You will learn to research and build your own glossary
What will I receive during the course?
  • Access to our Students Area– our course platform that enables you to access all the course materials and submit all your coursework online.
  • Regular tutorials with a course tutor covering course modules, interpreting skills and feedback on translations.
  • Supplementary study group sessions, which allow students to revise and prepare for tutorials and assessments.
  • A dedicated qualified and experienced tutor in your language combination who will assess you and give you guidance to enable you to meet the required criteria.
  • Reading materials and over 100 assignments.
  • Complimentary Glossary (if available in your language).
  • Complimentary copy of The Interpreters’ Manual upon completion of the course.
  • Certificate of Completion (if your attendance is above 85%).
What topics are covered? Mandatory Units:

  • Consecutive
  • Simultaneous Interpreting
  • Sigh Translation
  • Ethics
  • CPD
  • Interpreting Technology

Optional Units: (choose 2 from)

  • Interpreting in Court
  • Interpreting in Police
  • Interpreting in Health
  • Interpreting in Social Services
  • Interpreting in Education
  • Interpreting in Local Government
  • Interpret consecutively and simultaneously in Specialist Settings
  • Support interpreting through sight translations in Specialist Settings

Specialist Skills Units: (choose 2 from)

  • Interpreting in Mental Health
  • Interpreting in Prison / Probation
  • Interpreting for Expert Witnesses in Court
  • Interpreting in Financial settings
  • Mentoring Skills for Interpreters
  • Welfare and stress management skills for interpreters
  • Supporting interpreting through draft written translations from and into English


What will it cost? £1390 – (this includes your other language assessments and certificate)

Need more information? Check our FAQs, read our student testimonials for further details or contact us if you still have any queries.

Applications will be made available soon!