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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 Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course?(asc) Offers exam centre? Offers IT facilities?
Patricia Roldán Marcos English into Spanish distance learning Online provider




United Kingdom
patrix_r@hotmail.com

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
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
Nanjing Grouphorse Translations Co., Ltd. Building A, Yifa Tower
179 Zhongshan Road
Gulou District
Nanjing

210008
China http://www.grouphorse.com/en/
ciol@grouphorse.com
86-025-86289499

Ms Vivien Qi

Yes Yes 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

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 Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? Offers exam centre?
London Metropolitan University 166-220 Holloway Road


London

N7 8DB
United Kingdom http://www.londonmet.ac.uk/
interpreting-translation@londonmet.ac.uk
2071330107
Yes
Manchester College St John's Campus
New Quay Street

Manchester

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

01616741438

Yacob Yonis

Yes
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 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
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 June session, November session

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.



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