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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(desc) Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? Offers exam venue? Offers IT facilities?
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
Language Review Institute Unit 1602 Seaview Plaza
Shaukeiwan Road

Hong Kong

Hong Kong
registry@edutop.com
00 852 2833 6098

Hubert Cheung

Yes Yes
Vinsys IT Services (I) Pvt. Ltd. 'Shivaji Niketan'
Tejas Society
Behind Dhondiba Sutar Bus Stand, Near Mantri Park, Kothrud
Pune
Maharashtra
411 029
India http://vinsys.in/
jayanti.mahapatra@vinsys.in
+91 20 4104 3583
Yes
WLS 44 Northumberland Road


Dublin 4

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

Mary Butler

Yes
Oxford School of English Viale Ofanto No122


Foggia

71121
Italy http://oxfordschool.com/
foggia@oxfordschool.com
00393292669346
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(desc) Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? Offers exam venue?
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.



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