Chartered Institute
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CIOL Qualifications Level 6 Diploma in Police Interpreting (DPI)

Qualification withdrawal

Following a review of our qualifications and in light of the need to remain up to date with the sector, CIOL Qualifications (CIOLQ) decided to withdraw the CIOL Qualifications Level 6 Diploma in Police Interpreting (DPI) 601/2129/4 from our suite of regulated qualifications from August 2022.

The Diploma in Police Interpreting (DPI) is a professional qualification specifically for police interpreters. Numbers for the DPI have declined over the years and the revised and updated Diploma in Public Service Interpreting now meets the need for those wishing to work as interpreters for police forces, as well as within the wider criminal justice context in the UK.

The DPI ceased to be available for registration of new candidates from August 2022. Existing DPI candidates already registered with CIOLQ and who have completed one or more units already may continue to complete their qualification until 27 June 2025.

The last remaining exam session is planned for June 2024 as set out in the Quick Links section.