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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, but it does not run taught preparation courses for these.
  • 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 an exam centre in London (IoLET Open Centre), at which candidates can sit DipTrans, DPSI and DPI exams. This is listed in the PDF documents below.
  • In addition, other organisations separate from CIOL Qualifications are registered as exam centres, at which candidates can sit DipTrans, DPSI and DPI exams. These are also listed for each exam in the other tabs on this page.
  • Registered centres meet CIOL Qualifications' requirements for holding exams.
  • Candidates must contact their chosen centre directly to confirm availability of space and facilities. Availability varies and is not guaranteed by CIOL Qualifications or other organisations.
  • Exam centres independently determine the centre fees they charge.

Centres register and sign a Centre Agreement with CIOL Qualifications on an annual basis. The agreement outlines and confirms acceptance of the General Conditions of Recognition issued by Ofqual June 2016 by both parties. 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 at the British Council or a centre which accepts external candidates. Candidates must contact the centre to confirm availability of space, facilities and to request confirmation of arrangements. Alternatively, you can sit the exam at the IoLET Open Centre, London.

Contact us via info.diptrans@ciol.org.uk or +44 (0) 20 7940 3127.


Organisation name Address Country(desc) Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? Offers exam centre? Offers IT facilities?
Pro Cloud Training Centre Diplomatic Area Block 317, Road 1705
Building 469 Batelco Building
5th Floor Flat 501
Manama

Bahrain http://www.proloud.bh
admin@procloud.bh
+97317305858

Mr Ahmed AlSari

Yes Yes
Babylon Translation Centre Office 23, Building 829
Road 833
Block 408
Bahrain

Bahrain http://www.babyloncentre.com
info@babyloncentre.com
0097317382505

Ahmed Jameel Baqer

Yes Yes
British Columbia Institute of Technology 3700 Willington Avenue
Test Centre -NE1- Room 292

Burnaby
British Columbia
V5G 3H2
Canada http://www.bcit.ca/
bcit_burnaby_test_ctr@bcit.ca
6044561186

Lina Thomson

Yes
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 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

Centres register and sign a Centre Agreement with CIOL Qualifications on an annual basis. The agreement outlines and confirms acceptance of the General Conditions of Recognition issued by Ofqual June 2016 by both parties. 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 at a centre which accepts external candidates. Candidates must contact the centre to confirm availability of space, facilities and to request confirmation of arrangements. Alternatively, you can sit the exam at the IoLET Open Centre, London.

Contact us via info.dpsi@ciol.org.uk or +44 (0) 20 7940 3137.


Organisation name Address Country(desc) Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? Offers exam centre?
Trans Gulf Management 404 Al Reem Plaza Tower
Corniche Buhaira, Majaz 1

Sharjah

61135
United Arab Emirates http://www.transgulfme.com/
transglf@eim.ae
009716-5680171
Yes Yes June session, November session
DPSI ONLINE with Helena El Masri 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
Avocate - DPSI Law Prep with Sue Leschen Atlanta
15 South Grove

Sale
Cheshire
M33 3AT
United Kingdom http://www.avocate.co.uk
se.leschen@ntlworld.com
(44) 161 962 7984
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
London Metropolitan University 166-220 Holloway Road


London

N7 8DB
United Kingdom http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/
interpreting-translation@londonmet.ac.uk
2071330107
Yes

Centres register and sign a Centre Agreement with CIOL Qualifications on an annual basis. The agreement outlines and confirms acceptance of the General Conditions of Recognition issued by Ofqual June 2016 by both parties. 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 at a centre which accepts external candidates. Candidates must contact the centre to confirm availability of space, facilities and to request confirmation of arrangements. Alternatively, you can sit the exam at the IoLET Open Centre, London.

Contact us via info.dpi@ciol.org.uk or +44 (0) 20 7940 3137.


Organisation name Address Country(desc) Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? Offers exam centre?
The Language Academy – Sheffield SYAC Training Centre
120 Wicker

Sheffield

S3 8JD
United Kingdom
langacademy@hotmail.com
0114 2765 930 / 07774 065 650

Dr Muhammad Malik

Yes Yes Yes
South Thames College Wandsworth Centre


London

SW18 2PP
United Kingdom http://www.south-thames.ac.uk/
mariana.asminian@south-thames.ac.uk
020 8918 7777

Ms Mariana Haladj Asminian

Yes
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
Hammersmith & Fulham Adult Learning & Skills Service Macbeth Street
Hammersmith

London

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

Miss Lisa Lamb

Yes
DPSI ONLINE with Helena El Masri 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