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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 exam centre, which means candidates can sit the exam at 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 centre 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?(asc) Offers exam centre? Offers IT facilities?
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
The Translator's Studio C/Miguel Delibes
Conil de la Frontera

Cádiz

11140
Spain https://translatorstudio.co.uk/spanish-english-translation-course/
info@translatorstudio.co.uk
00 34 672 26 51 78

Gwenydd Jones

Yes Yes
Patricia Roldán Marcos English into Spanish distance learning Online provider




United Kingdom
patrix_r@hotmail.com

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 Translation Centre Office 23, Building 829
Road 833
Block 408
Bahrain

Bahrain http://www.babyloncentre.com
info@babyloncentre.com
0097317382505

Ahmed Jameel Baqer

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? Offers exam centre?
CIOLQ Virtual Centre




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

Client Services Team

June session, November session
Diversity NI Ltd 178 Upper Newtownards Road


Belfast
Co Antrim
BT4 3ES
United Kingdom http://www.diversityni.co.uk/
info@diversityni.co.uk
02890 473737

Paolina Hawthorne

Yes June session
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
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
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

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 centre?
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