CIOL Qualifications Level 6 Diploma in Police Interpreting (DPI)

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CIOL DPI is a professional qualification for those who work, or would like to work, as interpreters for Police forces in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is an Ofqual regulated, nationally recognised qualification and the skills specific to police interpreting.

The CIOL DPI qualification can lead to improved career prospects. Once you have obtained your qualification, you can use DPI after your name and you will also be eligible for membership with the Chartered Institute of Linguists.


Unit 01 Interpret consecutively two-way in a police context and   
take a police statement


Unit 02 Interpret simultaneously–whispered–from English in a 
police context

Unit 03 Provide a sight translation from English in a police 

Unit 04 Translate a police statement into English



Unit 05 Translate from English in a police context


Full exam registration* 
(all five units)

*Fees are capped at £635.00; if the total cost of the units you are sitting exceeds this amount, the maximum payment is still £635.00.