OCN Level 4 Community Interpreter in Public and Private Sector

  • This course is suitable for both, unqualified and inexperienced bi-lingual people, as well as those who are working as interpreters but haven’t had any training.
  • Duration: 5-week course. Fridays and Saturdays from 10.00 hrs– 15.30 hrs
  • Cost: £485.00
  • Covers all 7 public sectors: Health, Education, Social Service, Housing, Benefits, Criminal Justice (Police interviews and procedures and Courts Northern Ireland) and Immigration.
  • Covers Private Sector: Employment procedures, disciplinary procedures, and grievances
  • Guest speakers, full preparation pack and CD with detailed information on all sectors.
  • In order to achieve the accredited certificate, the students will have a final role play at the end of the course and they will have to submit a portfolio.
  • Students will receive an OCN certificate
  • Introduces bilingual individuals to the interpreting business and presents them with an opportunity to start a career.
  • Gives you the opportunity to start working as an interpreter after the successful completion of the course.

Dates:

Session Date Day Times
16 February 2018 Friday 10.00 hrs – 15.30 hrs
17 February 2018 Saturday 10.00 hrs – 15.30 hrs
23 February 2018 Friday 10.00 hrs – 15.30 hrs
24 February 2018 Saturday 10.00 hrs – 15.30 hrs
2 March 2018 Friday 10.00 hrs – 15.30 hrs
3 March 2018 Saturday 10.00 hrs – 15.30 hrs
9 March 2018 Friday 10.00 hrs – 15.30 hrs
10 March 2018 Saturday 10.00 hrs – 15.30 hrs
16 March 2018 Friday 10.00 hrs – 15.30 hrs
17 March 2018 Saturday 10.00 hrs – 15.30 hrs

Entry Requirements:

  • Good spoken and written English
  • Cross-cultural knowledge and understanding
  • Some previous interpreting experience – paid, unpaid, formally or informally
  • An interest in developing their interpreting skills to train as interpreters and
    gain employment

Assessment Date:

Monday, 29th January 2018

Assessment Slots

Please ring the office and you will be allocated to a FREE assessment slot.
Assessments last 45 minutes in total.

Venue:

Belfast location to be confirmed

• Please contact the office by Friday, 27th January 2018 to be allocated a free assessment slot.
• Allow up to 45 minutes

If successful, you will be offered a place for the training.

What to do next:

  1. Please contact Sarah on 02890 473737 or by email: s.oneill@diversityni.co.uk to receive an admission form and be allocated your FREE Assessment.
  2. A confirmation will be emailed to you.
    Only assessed and interviewed candidates will be enrolled on the course.