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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?
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
Ivoire Performance Universal College of Learning 01 BP 5133


Abidjan 01

Côte d'Ivoire
francisbrahoua@gmail.com
+22557321290
Yes
Larnaca College Mehmet Ali 75
PO Box 42863

Larnaca

6026
Cyprus http://www.larnacacollege.ac.cy/
larnacacollege@gmail.com
+357-2482 8899
Yes Yes
Arab School of Translation 2 Loutfy Gomaa st.,


Nasr City, Cairo

Egypt
ast.eschool@gmail.com
(002) 01013530005

Ms Reem Bassiouny

Yes Yes
British Council Paris 9 Rue de Constantine


Paris

75007
France http://www.britishcouncil.fr/en/exam
exams@britishcouncil.fr
00 33 149557345

Ana Witzel

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?
Herts Interpreting & Translation Service 48 High Street


Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP1 3AF
United Kingdom http://www.hertsinterpreting.org/
interpreting@communityactiondacorum.org.uk
01442867212, ext 302

Mr Ian McKenzie

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
Yes
Bilingual Education and Training Academy (BETA) UKIM Community


Bradford

BD3 0AJ
United Kingdom
betabradford@gmail.com
01274 407 255

Mr Mohammad Sajjad

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
Global Bridge Learning Centre Suite 10, Design Works
Williams Street
Felling
Gateshead
Tyne and Wear
NE10 0JP
United Kingdom https://www.globalbridgelearning.com
info@globalbridgelearning.co.uk
0191 421 2221
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?
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