Interpreting

All our interpreters are qualified, highly skilled and experienced professionals following a strict Code of Conduct, trained to provide a completely confidential and impartial service. All our interpreters undergo a vetting procedure, ensuring that they have the right to work in the UK and hold a DBS certificate. Our Code of Practice is available on request.

We offer services to all organisations that require a bridge between English and other languages. These could be within the following settings, although the list is not exhaustive:

  • Healthcare: hospitals, clinics, GP practices, mental health
  • Local Government: housing, social work, education
  • Legal: police, courts, solicitors, immigration, family matters
  • Business: business conferences and visits

Interpreting Training Opportunities:

See our TRAINING page to see the full list of interpreting qualifications we offer.

Bridge offers the full 16 credits TQUK Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting (RQF), which is a nationally recognised qualification and the minimum required to enable a bilingual speaker to work as a Community Interpreter.
This course is ideal for bilingual adults, who wish to develop their interpreting skills to gain employment, enhance existing CV, progress in current paid or unpaid role, or progress to further training.
Requirements:
• Must be fluent in English an another language
You will learn:
• To understand the role of the Community Interpreter
• To learn about the sectors where interpreters may be required to work
• To develop and practice sight translation
• To demonstrate the skills of two-way interpreting
• To learn how to develop and enhance own performance
• Issues of confidentiality and intervention skills
The certificate consists of seven units, four mandatory and three taken from a selection of optional areas.
The course includes: group work, role plays, pair work, portfolio building tasks, specialist trainers interventions, research, workshops, individual assignments and case studies.
The course will run 1 day per week for 14 weeks. There is some flexibility on the day and time accordingly to the availability of students
Should there be sufficient demand then more than one course may run at a time.

Contact Bridge for details on course fees.
For information about 24+ Loans funding scheme, go to our NEWS page or contact Bridge.
See our TRAINING page to find out about the interpreting qualification that suits your needs.

 

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