Interpreters understand and convert spoken communication from one language to another. They retain considerable amounts of information, often with the aid of note-taking, and communicate it immediately after whilst keeping the nuances and stress of the message in the recipient language.

Alternative label

  • consecutive interpreter

  • bilingual health advocate

  • advocate interpreter

  • public service interpreter

  • police interpreter

  • simultaneous interpreter

  • social interpreter

  • guide interpreter

  • bilateral interpreter

  • telephone interpreter

  • remote interpreter

  • interpreters

  • conference interpreter

  • television interpreter

  • business interpreter

  • sworn interpreter

  • court interpreter

  • medical interpreter

  • community interpreter

Regulatory aspect

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Essential skills and competences

Essential Knowledge

Optional skills and competences

Optional Knowledge



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