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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 the CIOLQ Virtual Centre exam centre, which means candidates can sit the exam at home. 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 Ofqual's General Conditions of Recognition 2017 (updated November 2020) 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 via the CIOLQ Virtual Centre (online only) or at a centre which accepts external candidates. Candidates must contact the centre 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 centre? Offers IT facilities?
Berufliche Schule fur Medien und Kommunikation Eulenkamp 46


Hamburg

22049
Germany http://www.bmk-hh.de/
bs17@hibb.hamburg.de
0049(0)405218504

Rebecca Garron

Yes Yes Yes
Dom-Schule Fremdsprachen Hohe Strasse 148
Eingang Sporergasse 11

Koln

50667
Germany http://www.domschule.de/
webmaster@domschule.de
00 49 221 139 0534

Christinow Cortes

Yes Yes
Center of Academic Research & Studies (CE.A.R.S) Kapsali 1 (Othonos Amalias & Αratou )


Patra

26221
Greece http://cears.edu.gr/
kounelis@cears.edu.gr
+30-2610 240 831

Panagiotis Kounelis

Yes Yes Yes
Metaphrasis 117 Egnatia Street


Thessaloniki

GR- 54635
Greece http://metaphrasisoffice.gr/
info@metaphrasisoffice.gr
00 30 2310 968 608

Kiriaki Papakonstantinou

Yes Yes Yes Yes
Professional Advancement in Continuing Education (P.A.C.E) 1 Santarosa Street


Athens

10564
Greece
alafom@yahoo.com
+302103241183

Ms. Maria Alafogianni

Yes Yes Yes

Centres register and sign a Centre Agreement with CIOL Qualifications on an annual basis. The agreement outlines and confirms acceptance of Ofqual's General Conditions of Recognition 2017 (updated November 2020) 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 via the CIOLQ Virtual Centre (online only) or at a centre which accepts external candidates. Candidates must contact the centre 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 centre?
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
Babylon School of Languages The Hall
4 New Street

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

Jane Lewis

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 June session, November session
Hammersmith & Fulham Adult Learning & Skills Service Macbeth Centre, Macbeth Street
Hammersmith

London

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

Ms Lisa Lamb

Yes June session
Cable Language 6 Horringford Road


Liverpool

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

Ms Diane Larkin

Yes

Centres register and sign a Centre Agreement with CIOL Qualifications on an annual basis. The agreement outlines and confirms acceptance of Ofqual's General Conditions of Recognition 2017 (updated November 2020) 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 via the CIOLQ Virtual Centre (online only) or at a centre which accepts external candidates. Candidates must contact the centre 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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