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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(desc) Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? Offers exam centre? Offers IT facilities?
Guangzhou Grouphorse Translations Co., Ltd. Room 1203, 20/F, South Tower, Jinbingtengyue Building
49 Huxia Road
Tianhe District
Guangzhou

510000
China http://www.grouphorse.com/en/
ciol@grouphorse.com
86-020-22123081

Ms Jenny Yin

Yes Yes Yes Yes
Beijing Grouphorse Translations co., Ltd. Grouphorse
Room 1007, Tower A, 28 East Andingmen Street
Yonghe Plaza
Beijing

China http://www.grouphorse.com/en/
ciol@grouphorse.com
86-010-57207319

Mr Michael Wen

Yes Yes Yes Yes
FSG International Training Center 15F, FSG Mansion,
1000 QU YANG Road

Shanghai

200437
China http://en.fsg.com.cn/
shiyao@efesco.com
+86 21 6277 8990

Shirley Shi Yao, Lilie Bingyuan Huang

Yes Yes
Chengdu Grouphorse Translations Co., Ltd. 15/F, Building D2
Funder International Plaza, 6 Hangkong Road
Wuhou District
Chengdu

610041
China http://www.grouphorse.com/en/
ciol@grouphorse.com
86-028-85000291

Mr Reck Peng

Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ivoire Performance Universal College of Learning 01 BP 5133


Abidjan 01

Côte d'Ivoire
francisbrahoua@gmail.com
+22557321290
Yes 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(desc) Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? Offers exam centre?
Babylon School of Languages The Hall
4 New Street

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

Jane Lewis

Yes
IoLET Open Centre Central London location


London

United Kingdom http://www.ciol.org.uk
qualifications@ciol.org.uk
020 7940 3127/3137

Client Services Team

June session, November session
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
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 June session, November session
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

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.


Organisation name Address Country(desc) Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? Offers exam centre?
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
Hammersmith & Fulham Adult Learning & Skills Service Macbeth Street
Hammersmith

London

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

Miss Lisa Lamb

Yes
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
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