CIOL Qualifications

Assessment update January 2021

England’s Department for Education has confirmed that vocational assessments scheduled to take place in January will go ahead as planned and we continue to monitor the advice from the Government regarding the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on assessments for 2021.

CIOL Qualifications will continue to run the DipTrans January 2021 session as planned so that the preparation and hard work of our candidates is respected. We believe the move to our online Virtual Centre for these exams has been the right thing to do, and will help secure our assessment provision now and in the future whilst keeping our candidates safer throughout the challenges of Covid-19.

We understand this is an extremely difficult time for all and realise that undertaking assessment online comes with its own challenges and can pose anxiety for some candidates, however we aim to continue to provide support so that you, our candidates, can progress with as little disruption as possible.

In terms of future assessments for 2021 we are working on our forward exam calendar right now and will publish dates as soon as we can. Future assessments in 2021 will also most likely be offered via our online Virtual Centre to protect the health and safety of our candidates.

Nationally, globally and as an Awarding Organisation we cannot know where we will be in six months-time so we believe we must plan for future 2021 assessments via our online Virtual Centre so that we can be confident that they will go ahead as planned.
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Our translator and interpreter qualifications have been developed to meet professional language standards and are regularly reviewed to ensure that they remain relevant, reliable and valid. 

Created by fellow language professionals they are designed to allow candidates to demonstrate the highest levels of translating and interpreting. They are widely recognised by government departments, agencies, business organisations and public services.

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