The Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting (CCI), regulated by Ofqual, is nationally recognised as the entry level standard for paid public service interpreting work in the following specialisms:
As well as our own online exam only Level 3 CCI, we are also an approved centre to offer the Ascentis Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting (CCI) qualification. This classroom-based course, taken at our exam centre in London, combines face-to-face and independent learning and assessment and costs £725.
It is suitable for bilingual/multilingual people who speak English and another language fluently and:
Applicants are tested for their suitability, including English proficiency, before being accepted on to the course.
The qualification is delivered as a 12 week course. Learners must attend one full day session per week and complete assignments outside of this with a total time commitment of around 84 hours (minimum of 80% attendance required).
There are seven modules covering interpreting skills, the role of the community interpreters and the issues this raises, professional codes of ethics and practice, knowledge of the sectors in which community interpreters are required to work. They are:
All modules are internally assessed through the learner’s portfolio of evidence covering the relevant assessment criteria. The centre (in this case TLS) assesses this internally and then passes it on to awarding body Ascentis for external verification.
Prospective applicants should use the form below to enquire about the qualification.
If you have you got a question, require more information before applying or need help with your existing application you can contact us here.