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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(asc) Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? Offers exam venue? Offers IT facilities?
Middlesex University Centre for Business Development (CBD)
College House
1st Floor Room C174, The Burroughs
London

NW4 4BT
United Kingdom https://www.mdx.ac.uk/
b.townsley@mdx.ac.uk
020 8411 5000

Brooke Townsley

Yes Yes
European College of Business and Management 69-71 Great Eastern Street


London

EC2A 3HU
United Kingdom http://www.ecbm-london.de/
jlnancy@eurocollege.org.uk
020 7749 5933

Jean-Louis Nancy

Yes Yes
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 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
University of Stirling Pathfoot B28
University of Stirling
School of Arts and Humanities
Stirling

FK9 4LA
United Kingdom
anne.stokes@stir.ac.uk
+44 1786 46 7531

Raquel De Pedro Ricoy

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(asc) Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? Offers exam venue?
Middlesex University Centre for Business Development (CBD)
College House
1st Floor Room C174, The Burroughs
London

NW4 4BT
United Kingdom https://www.mdx.ac.uk/
b.townsley@mdx.ac.uk
020 8411 5000
Yes Yes
Diversity NI Ltd 178 Upper Newtownards Road


Belfast
Co Antrim
BT4 3ES
United Kingdom http://www.diversityni.co.uk/
info@diversityni.co.uk
02890 473737

Paolina Hawthorne

Yes June session
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

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(asc) Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? Offers exam venue?
Swansea University Singleton Park


Swansea

SA2 8PP
United Kingdom http://www.swansea.ac.uk/
p.e.h.rodriguez-martinez@swansea.ac.uk
01792 513157

Dr Patricia Rodríguez Martínez Jones

Yes
Avocate - DPSI Law, Local Govt, and DipTrans Law unit prep Atlanta
15 South Grove

Sale
Cheshire
M33 3AT
United Kingdom http://www.avocate.co.uk
se.leschen15@gmail.com
+44 (0)7818 633565
Yes Yes
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