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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 Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? Offers exam venue? Offers IT facilities?
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
CIOLQ Virtual Centre




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

Client Services Team

Yes
Cardiff University-School of Modern Languages Cardiff University
66a Park Place

Cardiff

CF10 3AS
United Kingdom http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/modern-languages/about-us/international-language-qualifications
languages@cardiff.ac.uk
029 2087 4183

Sian Austin

Yes Yes Yes
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 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 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?
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
Cable Language 6 Horringford Road


Liverpool

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

Ms Diane Larkin

Yes
Manchester College St John's Campus
New Quay Street

Manchester

M3 3BE
United Kingdom http://www.LTEgroup.co.uk

01616741438

Yacob Yonis

Yes
Bilingual Education and Training Academy (BETA) UKIM Community


Bradford

BD3 0AJ
United Kingdom
betabradford@gmail.com
01274 407 255

Mr Mohammad Sajjad

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

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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