Find a course

Please read the below guidance before consulting the course/venue lists. You can then select another tab below to search by exam.

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 Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? Offers exam venue? Offers IT facilities?
Hellenic American Union Massalias 22


Athens

10680
Greece http://www.hau.gr
mmessini@hau.gr
00 30 210 368 0055

Maria Messini

Yes Yes
Metaphrasis 117 Egnatia Street


Thessaloniki

GR- 54635
Greece http://edu.metaphrasisoffice.gr/
info@metaphrasisoffice.gr
00 30 2310 968 608

Kiriaki Papakonstantinou

Yes Yes Yes Yes
WLS 44 Northumberland Road


Dublin 4

Ireland http://wls.ie/
trancourses@wls.ie
00 353 1 6610240

Mary Butler

Yes
International Language School, Rome Via Tibullo
16a

Rome

193
Italy http://www.ils-roma.it/
formazione@ils-roma.it
00 39 06 6830 7796

Simon Sturgess

Yes Yes
British Council, Portugal Rua Luís Fernandes 1-3


Lisbon

1249-062
Portugal http://www.britishcouncil.pt/en/exam
celeste.oliveira@pt.britishcouncil.org

Celeste Oliveira

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 Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course?(asc) Offers exam venue?
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

Ms Helena El Masri

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
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
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

Sue Leschen

Yes Yes
Babylon School of Languages The Hall
4 New Street

Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 2PH
United Kingdom http://www.babylonschooloflanguages.com
info@babylonschooloflanguages.com
01722 432 600

Jane Lewis

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 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 http://www.dpsionline.co.uk/
helena@dpsionline.co.uk
Enquiries by e-mail only
Yes
Cintra Ltd 8 Wellington


Cambridge

CB1 1HW
United Kingdom http://www.cintra.org.uk
training@cintra.org.uk
01223 346873

Julie-Ann Roszkowski

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
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
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