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) has decided to withdraw the CIOL Qualifications Level 6 Diploma in Police Interpreting (DPI) 601/2129/4 DPI from our suite of regulated qualifications.

The Diploma in Police Interpreting (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. Numbers for the DPI have declined over recent years and we find that the newly revised and improved CIOL Qualifications Level 6 Diploma in Public Service Interpreting 501/1250/8 more than meets the need for those wishing to work as interpreters for the Police force and within a criminal justice context in the UK.

The qualification will cease to be available for registration of new candidates from 01 August 2022. Existing candidates that are already registered with CIOLQ and have completed one or more units may continue to complete their qualification until 27 June 2025.

We have prepared a suite of documents aimed at providing you with the full details of the withdrawal and also a set of withdrawal Key Dates spanning the three exam sessions planned for the DPI before it ceases to operate.

The three remaining exam sessions will take place in November 2022, June 2023 and June 2024 as set out in the Quick Links section.