Diploma in Translation

Test papers for Units 1-3 are now available for online DipTrans candidates. Click here to access.

The CIOL DipTrans is a professional qualification, recognised and accepted both nationally and internationally by the translation industry. Set at Level 7 (Master’s level), you can benefit by accessing some of the most sought after translation assignments, apply for full membership of CIOL and use the designatory letters CIOL DipTrans.

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Units

The exam is made up of three units:

Unit 01 Written Translation of a General Text
 

£415

Unit 02 One written translation of a Semi-specialised text in a Technology, Business or Literature context
 
£308

 
Unit 03 One written translation of a Semi-specialised text in a Science, Social Science or Law context
 
£308

 

Any two units booked together
 

£616
 

Full registration (all units) £616

 

CIOLQ Virtual Centre Fees

To take the exam online via the CIOLQ Virtual Centre, the following fees apply:

  • Unit 01:  £55
  • Unit 02:  £55
  • Unit 03:  £55
  • All 3 units:  £165

Language combinations for July 2021 exam sessions:

We offer the following languages as a target language translating from English:

  • Albanian
  • German
  • Romanian
  • Arabic
  • Greek
  • Russian
  • Bengali
  • Hindi
  • Slovak
  • Chinese
  • Hungarian
  • Spanish
  • Croatian
  • Italian
  • Swedish
  • Czech
  • Japanese
  • Tamil
  • Danish
  • Norwegian
  • Turkish
  • Dutch
  • Panjabi
  • Urdu
  • Finnish
  • Polish
 
  • French
  • Portuguese
 

 

We offer the following languages as source languages translating into English:

  • French
   
  • German
   
  • Italian
   
  • Russian
 
  • Spanish