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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(desc) Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? Offers exam centre? Offers IT facilities?
Pro Cloud Training Centre Diplomatic Area Block 317, Road 1705
Building 469 Batelco Building
5th Floor Flat 501
Manama

Bahrain http://www.proloud.bh
admin@procloud.bh
+97317305858

Mr Ahmed AlSari

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
British Columbia Institute of Technology 3700 Willington Avenue
Test Centre -NE1- Room 292

Burnaby
British Columbia
V5G 3H2
Canada http://www.bcit.ca/
bcit_burnaby_test_ctr@bcit.ca
6044561186

Lina Thomson

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
FSG International Training Center 15F, FSG Mansion,
1000 QU YANG Road

Shanghai

200437
China http://en.fsg.com.cn/
shiyao@efesco.com
+86 21 6277 8990

Shirley Shi Yao, Lilie Bingyuan Huang

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(desc) Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? Offers exam centre?
Trans Gulf Management 404 Al Reem Plaza Tower
Corniche Buhaira, Majaz 1

Sharjah

61135
United Arab Emirates http://www.transgulfme.com/
transglf@eim.ae
009716-5680171
Yes Yes June session, November session
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)

Miss Jenny Whyte

Yes June session, November session
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
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
Ja Cie Naucze Distance Learning Centre Online provider




United Kingdom http://www.ja-cie-naucze.com/
ja.cie.naucze@gmail.com
07971600364

Ms Dorota Kowalska

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.dpi@ciol.org.uk or +44 (0) 20 7940 3137.


Organisation name Address Country(desc) Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? Offers exam centre?
Hammersmith & Fulham Adult Learning & Skills Service Macbeth Street
Hammersmith

London

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

Miss Lisa Lamb

Yes
DPSI ONLINE with Helena El Masri 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
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
IoLET Open Centre Central London location


London

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

Client Services Team

Yes
Ja Cie Naucze Distance Learning Centre Online provider




United Kingdom http://www.ja-cie-naucze.com/
ja.cie.naucze@gmail.com
07971600364

Ms Dorota Kowalska

Yes