Home Office Interpreter Preparation



Who is it for?

The course ‘Home Office Interpreter Preparation’, created in collaboration with the Home Office, is designed for linguists providing telephone or face to face interpreting for the Home Office. It talks you through typical scenario’s you may face during Home Office assignments and essential preparation activities.

What job is this course applicable to?

  • Freelance face to face Interpreter
  • Freelance Telephone (Over the Phone) Interpreter

Working with clients such as:

  • Department of Work and pensions (DWP)

In this role, you could earn between £30 and £60 per hour



When can I start?

You can start the course today.

What is the cost?

The course is priced at £30.

How long does it take?

The average length of time taken is 2 hours.

Are there any requirements?

You will require is an internet connection and basic computer skills.

What will I learn?

This is a course designed to introduce interpreters to the challenges of working with the Home Office and how to behave professionally in those circumstances. Covering Asylum Screening Unit, Crime and Enforcement and Asylum Interview.

By the end of this course you will be able to:

o    Explain who the Home Office are and what they do

o    List the stages of the Asylum Screening Process

o    Identify where interpreters are involved with the Home Office

o    Describe the Home Office Interpreter Process

o    Explain the Home Office expectations of interpreters

o    Practise questions which you will need to ask as part of the Asylum Screening Process

o    Identify key challenges involved in interpreting for the Home Offic


How will you assess me?

The Home Office interpreter Preparation course has a knowledge review at the end of the course to check what you have learned. You can revisit part, or all, of the course at any time once you have completed it.

What will I get?

Once you have completed the course you will be able to download a certificate of achievement.

How do I get started?

Click on the ‘register/login’ link to begin. If this is your first visit, you can register and set up a new, free, account. If you have studied with us before, you can log in using your existing credentials.