TLS, the new career development website for public service interpreters brought to you by The Language Shop, is proud to announce the launch of a brand new online exam-only Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting (CCI) qualification.
The launch comes in the midst of the Coronavirus outbreak in the UK, which is proving an incredibly challenging time for everyone, including the interpreting sector. Although health and wellbeing must come first, gaining a qualification could be a productive use of time for those that are ‘social distancing’. It is hoped that the new TLS Level 3 CCI, which requires the completion of a one-hour long exam via video conferencing, will enable those who are looking to kick-start a career as a professional public service interpreter to gain the skills and credibility to do vital work for the NHS and other public sector organisations.
The Level 3 CCI has traditionally been a classroom-based course and assessment. We have been developing this new online exam-only offer for some time to help make the entry-level qualification more accessible to a wider range of people, including those who are already working as linguists, and those that are completely new to the profession. With the current restrictions in place on social distancing in response to Coronavirus, the launch is now even more important, and we have worked hard to make sure that we can get it live, despite the challenging circumstances.
Whether you are a bilingual or multilingual person looking for a career change, or you have already embarked on a career as a linguist and want to formalise it at this uncertain time, public service interpreters are highly sought after, and do important and rewarding work that has a valuable impact on the lives of vulnerable people.
You can apply for and book the Level 3 CCI virtual exam on our new website, where you can also find a wealth of information about the qualification, as well as wider support with starting, developing and progressing a career as a public service interpreter. A Level 3 CCI online exam preparation course will also be available soon!Find out more