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.

All our courses are held at our headquarters – Filor Building, Twin Spires Complex, 155 Northumberland Street, Belfast, BT13 2JF

Current Course – OCN Community Interpreting Level 4

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
  • 60 hours classroom tuition – 1 evening and 2 days per 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

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.

Upcoming Course Dates


Tuesday 16:00 - 19:00 Wednesday 09:30 - 16:00 Thursday 09:30 - 16:00 Saturday 10:00 - 13:00
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30th January -1st February 3rd February
6th February -8th February10th February
13th February 15th February (Guest Speaker)17th February
20th February21st February (Court Visit)22nd February 24th February
Tuesday 16:00 - 19:00Wednesday 09:30 - 16:00Thurs 17:30 - 20:30 Saturday 10:00 - 13:00
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20th March21st March 22rd March24th March
27th March-29th March31st March
3rd April-5th April 7th April
10th April11th April12th April 14th April

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.

+44 (0)28 9072 7878

Bookings & Enquiries

Filor Building Twin Spires Complex 155 Northumberland Street Belfast, County Antrim BT13 2JF

Booking Forms

Click on a button below to complete an online booking form for interpreting or translation.