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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 Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? Offers exam centre? Offers IT facilities?
London Metropolitan University 166-220 Holloway Road


London

N7 8DB
United Kingdom http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/
interpreting-translation@londonmet.ac.uk
020 7133 0107
Yes Yes
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
Linguist Training Talking Heads, Ground Floor,3 President Buildings
Savile Street

Sheffield

S4 7UQ
United Kingdom http://www.linguisttraining.com
info@linguisttraining.com
0114 470 1078

Mrs Eileen Enos

Yes Yes Yes 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 Yes Yes
Translator Training 118 Wellington Parade
Kingsdown

Deal
Kent
CT14 8AF
United Kingdom http://www.translator-training.com
info@translator-training.com
01304 365 811

Susanne James

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 Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course?(asc) Offers exam centre?
Edinburgh College Sighthill Campus


Edinburgh

EH11 4DE
United Kingdom http://www.edinburghcollege.ac.uk/
michelle.maurel@edinburghcollege.ac.uk
0131 535 4770

Mrs Michelle Maurel

Yes June session
Elite Linguists 10 York Place


Edinburgh

EH1 3EP
United Kingdom http://www.elitelinguists.co.uk/
info@elitelinguists.co.uk
0131 516 3937
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

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.



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