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Where can I prepare for a CIOL Qualifications exam?

  • CIOL Qualifications is an Awarding Organisation that creates and runs its own language exams, all of which are externally set and externally marked without any input from external centres.
  • CIOL Qualifications does not run taught preparation courses for any qualifications.
  • However, other organisations separate from CIOL Qualifications do run taught preparation courses. These are listed for each exam in the other tabs on this page.
  • These course providers have not been inspected for the quality of their course provision.
  • CIOL Qualifications does not officially endorse or recommend any particular course.

Where can I sit a CIOL Qualifications exam?

  • CIOL Qualifications runs the CIOLQ Virtual Centre, which means candidates can sit the exam online in the comfort of their own home. 
  • In addition, other organisations separate from CIOL Qualifications are registered as exam venues, at which candidates can sit DipTrans, DPSI and DPI exams. These are also listed for each exam in the other tabs on this page.
  • Candidates must contact their chosen exam venue directly to confirm availability of space and facilities. 
  • Exam venues independently determine the fees they charge.

Preparation course providers are independent and CIOL Qualifications does not endorse, recommend or monitor preparation courses listed.

If you wish to register for an exam without attending a preparation course, it is possible to sit the exam via the CIOLQ Virtual Centre (online only) or at an exam venue which accepts external candidates. Candidates must contact the exam venue to confirm availability of space, facilities and to request confirmation of arrangements.

Contact us via info.diptrans@ciol.org.uk or +44 (0)20 7940 3100.


Organisation name Address Country(desc) Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? Offers exam venue? Offers IT facilities?
Guangzhou Grouphorse Translations Co., Ltd. Room 1203, 20/F, South Tower, Jinbingtengyue Building
49 Huxia Road
Tianhe District
Guangzhou

510000
China http://www.grouphorse.com/en/
ciol@grouphorse.com
86-020-22123081

Ms Jenny Yin

Yes Yes Yes
FSG International Training Center 15F, FSG Mansion,
1000 QU YANG Road

Shanghai

200437
China http://en.fsg.com.cn/
shiyao@efesco.com
+86 21 6277 8990

Shirley Shi Yao, Lilie Bingyuan Huang

Yes Yes
Nanjing Grouphorse Translations Co., Ltd. Building A, Yifa Tower
179 Zhongshan Road
Gulou District
Nanjing

210008
China http://www.grouphorse.com/en/
ciol@grouphorse.com
86-025-86289499

Ms Vivien Qi

Yes Yes Yes Yes
Hong Kong Examinations and Assessment Authority 17 Tseuk Luk Street
San Po Kong
Kowloon
Hong Kong

China http://www.hkeaa.edu.hk/
ie1@hkeaa.edu.hk
00 852 3628 8711

Christy Lim

Yes
Chengdu Grouphorse Translations Co., Ltd. 15/F, Building D2
Funder International Plaza, 6 Hangkong Road
Wuhou District
Chengdu

610041
China http://www.grouphorse.com/en/
ciol@grouphorse.com
86-028-85000291

Mr Reck Peng

Yes Yes Yes

Preparation course providers are independent and CIOL Qualifications does not endorse, recommend or monitor preparation courses listed.

If you wish to register for an exam without attending a preparation course, it is possible to sit the exam via the CIOLQ Virtual Centre (online only) or at an exam venue which accepts external candidates. Candidates must contact the exam venue to confirm availability of space, facilities and to request confirmation of arrangements.

Contact us via info.dpsi@ciol.org.uk or +44 (0)20 7940 3100.


Organisation name Address Country(desc) Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? Offers exam venue?
Cardiff University-School of Modern Languages Cardiff University
66a Park Place

Cardiff

CF10 3AS
United Kingdom http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/modern-languages/about-us/international-language-qualifications
languages@cardiff.ac.uk
029 2087 4183

Sian Austin

Yes Yes June session
University of Westminster Short Courses Support, University of Westminster
Communications, Recruitment and External Affairs (CREA)
2nd Floor, 101 New Cavendish Street
London

WW 6XH
United Kingdom http://www.westminster.ac.uk
translation.shortcourses@westminster.ac.uk
02035069900

Daniel Tomozeiu

Yes
Ja Cie Naucze Distance Learning Centre Online provider




United Kingdom http://www.ja-cie-naucze.com/
ja.cie.naucze@gmail.com
07971600364

Ms Dorota Kowalska

Yes
Manchester College St John's Campus
New Quay Street

Manchester

M3 3BE
United Kingdom http://www.LTEgroup.co.uk

01616741438

Yacob Yonis

Yes
DPSI ONLINE 20 Kingsland Close


Shoreham by Sea
West Sussex
BN43 6NQ
United Kingdom http://www.dpsionline.co.uk/
helena@dpsionline.co.uk
Enquiries by e-mail only

Ms Helena El Masri

Yes

Preparation course providers are independent and CIOL Qualifications does not endorse, recommend or monitor preparation courses listed.

If you wish to register for an exam without attending a preparation course, it is possible to sit the exam via the CIOLQ Virtual Centre (online only) or at an exam venue which accepts external candidates. Candidates must contact the exam venue to confirm availability of space, facilities and to request confirmation of arrangements.

Contact us via info.dpi@ciol.org.uk or +44 (0)20 7940 3100.


Organisation name Address Country(desc) Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? Offers exam venue?
Hammersmith & Fulham Adult Learning & Skills Service Macbeth Centre, Macbeth Street
Hammersmith

London

W6 9JJ
United Kingdom http://www.hfals.co.uk/courses/interpreting/
lisa.lamb@lbhf.gov.uk
0208 753 3600

Ms Lisa Lamb

Yes Yes Yes
DPSI ONLINE 20 Kingsland Close


Shoreham by Sea
West Sussex
BN43 6NQ
United Kingdom http://www.dpsionline.co.uk/
helena@dpsionline.co.uk
Enquiries by e-mail only
Yes
The Language Academy – Birmingham St. Cyprian's Hall
11 Ford Rough Bridge
Haymills
Birmingham

B25 8DL
United Kingdom
langacademy@hotmail.com
07774 065 650

Mohammed Ismaiel, Director of Studies

Yes Yes
Ja Cie Naucze Distance Learning Centre Online provider




United Kingdom http://www.ja-cie-naucze.com/
ja.cie.naucze@gmail.com
07971600364

Ms Dorota Kowalska

Yes
Cintra Ltd 8 Wellington


Cambridge

CB1 1HW
United Kingdom http://www.cintra.org.uk
training@cintra.org.uk
01223 346873

Julie-Ann Roszkowski

Yes