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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 exam venue? Offers IT facilities?
International House, London Institute Avenida Brasil 2831


Montevideo

11300
Uruguay
ihlondoninstitute@adinet.com.uy
00 5982 709 6774

Rosarin Estrada

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

Abraham Dalboozi

Yes Yes
Global Language Services Ltd Craig House
60-64 Darnley Street

Glasgow

G41 2SE
United Kingdom http://www.globalglasgow.com
mail@globalglasgow.com
0141 429 3429 (ext 210)

Mr Joao Andre Madeira

Yes 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
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

Brooke Townsley

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?
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
Hammersmith & Fulham Adult Learning & Skills Service Macbeth Centre, Macbeth Street
Hammersmith

London

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

Ms Lisa Lamb

Yes Yes June session
Cable Language 6 Horringford Road


Liverpool

L19 3QX
United Kingdom
cablelang@tinyworld.co.uk
07790 356 336

Ms Diane Larkin

Yes
Edinburgh College Sighthill Campus
Bankhead Avenue
Sighthill
Edinburgh

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

Ms Sarah-Jane Linton & Mrs Michelle Maurel

Yes June session
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

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?
Cintra Ltd 8 Wellington


Cambridge

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

Julie-Ann Roszkowski

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
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