Level 6 Diploma in Community Interpreting


This online course is taught in English, therefore all language combinations are accepted! 

At present, this course is only available in the Legal Pathway.

Is this course accredited? This course is accredited by TQUK, an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual.
Enrolment dates  Enrol at any time! This course has been upgraded and restructured to allow candidates to enrol and start learning throughout the year. Applications are open all year-round.
About this course This course offers a portfolio approach to working towards gaining a level 6 qualification in interpreting as opposed to an exam-based qualification. Learners will have practice sessions combined with language assessments in order to complete all necessary coursework to submit a final portfolio that meets the criteria of the awarding body. Having the Level 6 Diploma in Community Interpreting allows candidates to undertake more advanced assignments for areas of the criminal justice system where the level 3 Certificate does not suffice.

Suitable for:

  • Candidates who have completed the Level 3 or Level 4 in Community Interpreting and wish to be qualified to work within the criminal justice system.
  • Experienced interpreters who wish to gain a qualification without sitting a final exam.
  • This course is not suitable for beginners. Please check our Level 3 in Community Interpreting course if you do not have experience in interpreting.
Course content


Learners have 6 core tutorials to practice interpreting skills. Learners will also receive a complimentary Glossary (if available in your language), a copy of The Interpreters’ Manual and a Certificate of Completion (attendance must be above 85%) upon completion of the course.

Mandatory Units:

  • Consecutive & Simultaneous Interpreting
  • Sight Translation
  • Ethics & Continuous Professional Development (CPD)
  • Interpreting Technology

Legal Pathway:

  • Interpreting in Police
  • Interpreting in Court
  • Interpreting in the Prison and Probation Services
  • Supporting interpreting through draft written translations from and into English
  • Interpret consecutively and simultaneously in Specialist Settings
  • Support interpreting through sight translations in Specialist Settings
Course requirements All applicants will take part in a pre-course assessment to ensure that they are at the appropriate linguistic level for this course. The minimum levels required are:

  • At least two years of interpreting experience
  • Knowledge of the criminal justice system
  • Ability to conduct self-study 
  • A high level of fluency and good writing skills in English
  • Native and near-native levels in both English and the other language
  • Fast internet access and the latest version of Skype for your weekly sessions
  • Headphones and microphone (we suggest the Sennheiser PC8 USB).
Course price £1450 (payment in 6 monthly instalments of £245 available)

This course fee includes the oral assessments, the course registration fee and the diploma.

Achieving the diploma Learners will need to demonstrate extensive knowledge and understanding of the role of the interpreter within the criminal justice system, accuracy in interpreting, good consecutive and simultaneous skills and the ability to sight translate texts, as well as to complete written translations from and into English.

  • The total qualification time for this diploma is a minimum of 400 hours. 
  • Note that this qualification must be completed within a year.


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Step 1: ApplyStep 2: Pre-course AssessmentStep 3: Course Fee
Fill out and submit the application form to register your details for the course.
All applicants will take part in a pre-course assessment to ensure they display the necessary language and interpreting skills. The pre-course assessment costs £30 and is deducted from the course price upon enrolment. This fee is non-refundable.
Upon successfully passing the assessment, you will be directed to proceed with payment of the remainder of the course fee. We’ll be in touch with everything you need to get started on your course.