Level 2 Award in Preparation for Work in Community Interpreting

ABC Awards Code A9948-02
Ofqual Code 601/0490/9
Assessment Pass/Fail Only
Total Qualification Time 60
Guided Learning 48
Fee £27.50

The Certa Level 2 Award in Preparation for Work in Community Interpreting is a nationally recognised qualification designed to provide learners with underpinning knowledge, skills and techniques in community interpreting.

This qualification is for learners who are interested in community interpreting work in a voluntary or paid capacity within a range of settings, including housing, education, social care, welfare benefits, immigration and health and who:

  • wish to gain knowledge and skills of community interpreting including the role of codes of practice
  • wish to learn about the settings where interpreters may be required to work
  • do not feel ready or able to commit to a longer qualification

Learners will be able to put interpreting skills into practice in a community setting.


This qualification is not available in an apprenticeship and is not specifically designed to lead directly to employment. However, it will support learners who are moving towards a career in community interpreting, which may increase their prospects of gaining employment in the future.

This qualification prepares people for further training that is required to work as a community interpreter and does not in itself qualify holders to be community interpreters. This is a step on the ladder that leads to the loLET Level 6 Diploma in Public Service Interpreting, which is required for work as an interpreter.