Anna - Community Interpreting
"I started doing some interpreting work for an agency and joined this course on their advice. Although I had some experience of interpreting I didn’t know much about the theory and codes of conduct for di erent types of interpreting.
I also wanted to gain a qualification to help me get more work.
As soon as I started the course I knew it would be really useful. The tutor was very knowledgeable and kind, the other learners were friendly, and I realised I was learning a lot from the rest of the class. The role-play helped a lot – even as an interpreter with experience there was a lot to learn – new vocabulary, note-taking, practising what to do in difficult situations, and how to make everyone relax to aid good communication.
I feel a lot more con dent now. Before, I had doubts about whether I was good enough – now, I know that even if I have a problem, I have ways to fix it. I’m also getting more work than I was before, with more agencies, which is great!"