CIOL Qualifications (CIOLQ) has listened to feedback received from candidates and training providers and has made the decision to adapt the way in which Unit 01 of the CIOL Qualifications Level 6 Diploma in Public Service Interpreting (DPSI) will be examined in June 2022. We are making the same change to Unit 02 of the Diploma in Police Interpreting (DPI). The initial move to online assessment in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and our decision to continue to offer online assessments in 2022 based on positive candidate feedback, has presented an opportunity for us to review and improve the way in which we assess these units.
We are pleased to announce that as of June 2022, Unit 01-Part B of the DPSI and Unit 02 of the DPI will be assessed via Microsoft Teams, as before, but using an audio recording for the assessment of simultaneous interpreting. You will be able to listen to the audio recording through headphones and interpret what you hear simultaneously. There will be no need to whisper.
This is important to do, as online assessment requires you to have the right equipment and set-up to have the best chance of success – and this depends on you.
Rest assured, while the format of the assessment has been adapted for ease of online delivery, the learning outcomes and assessment descriptors remain the same for both exams. The marking and moderation of completed assessments and results processing remain unaffected. Your achievement will still be entirely representative of the qualification as a whole.