Diploma in Translation

CIOL Qualifications Level 7


Find out moreThe 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.


The exam is made up of three units, and takes place in one day:

Unit 01 Written Translation of a General Text


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

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


Any two units booked together


Full registration (all units) £616


Centre Enrolment Fees

If you register to take the exam at one of our centres (NOT the IoLET Open Centre), centre fees are arranged and payable directly to the centre.

If you register to take the exam at the IoLET Open Centre, London, the following fees apply:

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

Language Combinations

We offer the following languages, both as a source language (translating into English) and 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


In addition the following languages are available as target languages from English:

  • Bulgarian
  • Kazakh
  • Somali
  • Dari
  • Kurdish (Sorani)
  • Thai
  • Estonian
  • Latvian
  • Turkish
  • Farsi
  • Lithuanian
  • Urdu
  • Gujarati
  • Nepalese
  • Welsh
  • Hebrew
  • Serbian
  • Indonesian
  • Slovene

To find out how to register and prepare for the exam, and to find an exam centre, click here.