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Training for interpreters now available

Herefordshire Council’s innovative language service is now expanding to provide services across Gloucestershire and is looking for additional interpreters and translators. 

Since 2009, the Herefordshire Language Network has provided interpreting and translation services to numerous Herefordshire based organisations, along with running its own training for local people who wish to take on translation work. 

In addition to looking for qualified interpreters and translators, particularly in the Herefordshire and Gloucestershire area, the Herefordshire Language Network is also offering an accredited interpreting course for those with excellent language skills, who would like to further develop themselves professionally.

The Level 3 Certificate in Community Interpreting course will run in Hereford from February to May 2014 and although there is a charge for the course, a grant is available which covers most of the cost.

Harriet Yellin, Herefordshire Language Network’s manager, said: “This course will help us boost the number of local linguists on the Herefordshire Language Network, which currently provides language services to organisations across the two counties. 

“It provides 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.  It is of particular significance, because usually these courses aren’t offered outside large cities such as London and Birmingham.”

The deadline for applications for the training course is Friday 18 October.  To find out more and to download an application form, please visit: www.herefordshire.gov.uk/language.