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Council run training for interpreters

Herefordshire Council’s innovative language service is offering more training for interpreters in the coming months and places are still available.

Since 2009, the council has trained over 100 people in interpreting and translation skills, which allows them to work for the Herefordshire Language Network. 

In September, a two day free unaccredited introduction to interpreting techniques course will take place, while a Level 3 accredited course in community interpreting will run from February to May 2014. 

Harriet Yellin, Herefordshire Council’s senior equality, integration and partnership officer, said: “These courses will help us boost the number of local linguists on the Herefordshire Language Network, which currently provides language services to organisations throughout the county and beyond.” 

“They provide a fantastic opportunity for anyone who would like to work as an interpreter, who loves using their language skills and who wants to develop as an individual.  They are of particular significance, because no similar courses are offered outside large cities such as London and Birmingham.”

The deadline for applications is Friday 23 August for September’s unaccredited course and Friday 18 October for next year’s accredited course.  To find out more and to download an application form, please visit: www.herefordshire.gov.uk/language.