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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 IT facilities?
Claros Interpreting and Translation Training




United Kingdom
b.townsley@mdx.ac.uk
07968 739918

Brooke Townsley MA DProf, FCIL

Yes Yes
University of Westminster University of Westminster
309 Regent Street

London

W1B 2HW
United Kingdom https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/short-courses
translation.shortcourses@westminster.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 3506 9900

Kate Weir, DipTrans preparatory course leader

Yes Yes Yes
TeasdaleTranslations - DipTrans French to English 5 Albany Road


Bedford

MK40 3PH
United Kingdom https://www.teasdaletranslations.com
lucy@teasdaletranslations.com
+44 (0)7857 030201

Lucy Teasdale

Yes
Patricia Roldán Marcos English into Spanish distance learning Online provider




United Kingdom
patrix_r@hotmail.com

Yes
My Language Hub The Colonnade
Station Place

Letchworth Garden City
Hertfordshire
SG6 3AQ
United Kingdom https://mylanguagehub.com
carina.balbo@mylanguagehub.com
01462 656577

Carina Balbo

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(asc) Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? Offers exam venue?
Claros Interpreting and Translation Training




United Kingdom
b.townsley@mdx.ac.uk
07968 739918

Brooke Townsley MA DProf, FCIL

Yes Yes
University of Westminster University of Westminster
309 Regent Street

London

W1B 2HW
United Kingdom https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/short-courses
translation.shortcourses@westminster.ac.uk
+44 (0)20 3506 9900

Daniel Tomozeiu

Yes
Manchester College St John's Campus
New Quay Street

Manchester

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

01616741438

Yacob Yonis

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
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 June session, November session

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?
DPSI ONLINE 20 Kingsland Close


Shoreham by Sea
West Sussex
BN43 6NQ
United Kingdom https://dpsionline.co.uk
info@dpsionline.co.uk
Enquiries by e-mail only
Yes
South Thames College Wandsworth Centre


London

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

Ms Mariana Haladj Asminian

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
Avocate - DPSI Law, Local Govt, and DipTrans Law unit prep 170 Park Lane
Whitefield

Manchester
Cheshire
M45 7XP
United Kingdom http://www.avocate.co.uk
se.leschen15@gmail.com
+44 (0)7818 633565
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.certtrans@ciol.org.uk or +44 (0)20 7940 3100.


Organisation name Address Country(asc) Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? CertTrans: Exam centre
DPSI ONLINE 20 Kingsland Close


Shoreham by Sea
West Sussex
BN43 6NQ
United Kingdom https://dpsionline.co.uk
info@dpsionline.co.uk
Enquiries by e-mail only
Yes
Caribbean School of Languages 45 Tragarete Road


Port of Spain

Trinidad and Tobago
csltrinidadandtobago@gmail.com
18686228159
Yes Yes
The Translator's Studio




Spain https://translatorstudio.co.uk/spanish-english-translation-course/
info@translatorstudio.co.uk
00 34 672 26 51 78
Yes Yes