Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting


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


Is this course accredited? This online course leads to a nationally recognised certificate that is accredited by One Awards.
Course dates & class schedule  


This 12-week course can be started in January, March, May, July and September.

  • Learners will have 2 classes per week on Zoom
  • Morning Group – Classes from 9.30 to 12.30; or
  • Evening Group –  Classes from 6 to 9 pm.

Class times are fixed throughout the 12-week period.

About this course This is a 12-week course and applications are open all year-round.

The role of the interpreter is fully explored, the public and voluntary sectors are discussed and how they support community needs. Learners will understand how to apply ethics within assignments, how to provide professional services to a high standard and how to set up as a freelancer.

Continuous assessment by a qualified and experienced tutor, and three sessions with a language assessor.

This online course is suitable for candidates who have little to no experience in interpreting and are interested in entering the profession as a community interpreter. Candidates may have only interpreted for friends, relatives or other members of the community in the UK.

Interpreters who hold other qualifications can use this course as CPD to develop or refresh their skills and knowledge at community level.

Certificates are awarded upon successfully complying with all requirements and criteria.

After completion of the course if the portfolio does not meet the criteria you may be asked for a resubmission fee.*

Course content




  • Week 1: Introduction to the course and to community interpreting
  • Week 2-4: Healthcare, Sexual Health, Mental Health
  • Week 5-8: Social Services, Education, Welfare Benefits, Housing, Immigration
  • Week 9-11: Ethics, CPD, Cultural Awareness, Telephone Interpreting, and  the business of interpreting 
  • Week 12: Final assessments

 BONUS: Receive a FREE full annual membership to ACIS (Association of Community Interpreters). Worth £30.

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:

  • A high level of oral and written fluency in English and in your native language
  • Ability to conduct self-study and research
  • Fast internet access and the latest version of Skype 
  • Headphones and microphone (we suggest the Sennheiser PC8 USB)
Course price £935 (includes £20 oral assessment fee and Registration Fee payable to the Awarding Body)

Instalments available after being assessed:

2 monthly instalments of £465

3 monthly instalments of £310

*Resubmission fee depends on the items that require resubmission.

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Step 1: ApplicationStep 2: AssessmentStep 3: Enrolment
Fill out and submit the course application.
Book the pre-course assessment (£20).

Assessments consist of an interpreting task.

This fee is deducted from the total course price if successful in the assessment and offered a place on the course.

Upon successfully passing the pre-course assessment, applicants will be directed to complete their enrolment by paying in instalments or in full.