Community Interpreting Training


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Community Interpreting Training

FLEX is delighted to offer courses for translators interested in becoming a Community Interpreter. At FLEX we understand interpretation is a skill and therefore we work with each Interpreter individually to ensure they have the experience and knowledge to provide interpreting services across public and private sector situations.

FLEX Language Services is a recognised OCN Examination Centre. Our tutors have years of experience in Community Interpreting Training and each interpreter is accessed by a native speaker in their own tongue.

Current Course – OCN Level 4 in Community Interpreting

Course Aim
Our OCN Community Interpreting course aims to further interpreting and employment opportunities within the public, private and voluntary sectors. The course has a mixture of practical and theoretical elements designed to cover a full spectrum of what a Community Interpreter will encounter in ensuring each Interpreter has a full range of techniques and is equipped to work in a variety of situations.
Course Objectives
  • Learn interpreting techniques
  • Gain an understanding of the role of the Community Interpreter
  • Understand bilingual interpreting within the community
  • Carry out interpreting assignments effectively
  • Acquire 12 NOCN (National Open College Network) credits at Level 4
Entry Requirements
  • Excellent spoken and written English
  • Fluent in English and native language
  • Cross cultural knowledge and understanding
  • Interest in developing interpreting skills to train as interpreters and gain employment
Course Overview
  • This will be an online course due to the current Government Guidelines set for COVID-19.
  • 60 hours classroom tuition – Every Saturday and 1 pre-recorded class each week.
  • 60 house independent learning
Course Costs

Our course costs include:

  • All classroom tuition
  • All classroom learning materials
  • A business plan written by a professional business advisor for your interpreting business
  • Oral and written examination costs
  • Registered FLEX Community Interpreter lanyard and badge for all ongoing work
  • OCN certificate of proof

FLEX is now offering payment plans – for details on this please contact us 

Please contact FLEX directly for a full cost breakdown. A non-refundable deposit of £50.00 is required to secure your place with full payment before the course commencement date.

Full Course Cost: £500.00 + VAT

Upcoming Course Dates


Week 1Week 2Week 3Week 4Week 5
Sunday 14th April -

E-Learning to be completed over a week.
Sunday 21st April -

E-Learning to be completed over a week.
Sunday 28th April Webinar - E-Learning to be completed over a week.

Monday 29th April - 18:00pm-21:00pm

Sunday 5th May - 9:00am-16:00pm.
Interpreting Practice

Role play exam - Sunday 12th May

30 minute slots.

To Register

If you are interested in registering for the course or finding out more information, please contact our team via the booking form below or telephone 02890 727 878.