Community interpreting

Community Interpreting

Community Interpreting

Joining Our Courses

To join a course you will need to complete a short enquiry form and assessment. 

Here is the link to the enquiry and assessment form.

If you have any difficulties completing the online form or have any questions, please contact us in office hours on 0161 219 6733.

After you have completed the online enquiry form, a tutor will ring you to talk through the best class for you to join. We will do this as soon as possible and within two weeks of receiving your enquiry. 

If you are already learning with MAES doing another course, please apply via the link on this page

What You Will Learn

If you speak both English and another language, you may
be interested in our Community Interpreting courses. Through our courses you will:

  • Learn all the terminology and techniques involved in interpreting
  • Practise and improve your interpreting skills
  • Work towards a Level 2 nationally recognised qualification.

Following the Level 2 qualification with us, you will be able to undertake paid interpreting work, or move on to another provider to take a Level 3 Community Interpreting course or an IoLET’s Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI).

How you will learn

You will learn in small groups in one of our centres and do some independent learning at home to build a portfolio evidencing your knowledge, skills and experience.  

Start dates available throughout the year.

More information

Our Interpreting Courses

Course Name Description Duration
Community Interpreting
Stage 1
This course covers the basics of Community Interpreting, where it is needed, what ‘good practice’ means, and gives you the chance to practise.7 Weeks
Community Interpreting
Stage 2
This course gives more advanced interpreting practice, assesses your interpreting abilities, and can provide a qualification to help you gain employment.12 Weeks