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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?(asc) Offers exam venue? Offers IT facilities?
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
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
Translator Training 118 Wellington Parade
Kingsdown

Deal
Kent
CT14 8AF
United Kingdom http://www.translator-training.com
info@translator-training.com
01304 365 811

Susanne James

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
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

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 venue?
University of Westminster Short Courses Support, University of Westminster
Communications, Recruitment and External Affairs (CREA)
2nd Floor, 101 New Cavendish Street
London

WW 6XH
United Kingdom http://www.westminster.ac.uk
translation.shortcourses@westminster.ac.uk
02035069900

Daniel Tomozeiu

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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