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Please read the below guidance before consulting the course/venue lists. You can then select another tab below to search by exam.

Where can I prepare for a CIOL Qualifications exam?

  • CIOL Qualifications is an Awarding Organisation that creates and runs its own language exams, all of which are externally set and externally marked without any input from external centres.
  • CIOL Qualifications does not run taught preparation courses for any qualifications.
  • However, other organisations separate from CIOL Qualifications do run taught preparation courses. These are listed for each exam in the other tabs on this page.
  • These course providers have not been inspected for the quality of their course provision.
  • CIOL Qualifications does not officially endorse or recommend any particular course.

Where can I sit a CIOL Qualifications exam?

  • CIOL Qualifications runs the CIOLQ Virtual Centre, which means candidates can sit the exam online in the comfort of their own home. 
  • In addition, other organisations separate from CIOL Qualifications are registered as exam venues, at which candidates can sit DipTrans, DPSI and DPI exams. These are also listed for each exam in the other tabs on this page.
  • Candidates must contact their chosen exam venue directly to confirm availability of space and facilities. 
  • Exam venues independently determine the fees they charge.

Preparation course providers are independent and CIOL Qualifications does not endorse, recommend or monitor preparation courses listed.

If you wish to register for an exam without attending a preparation course, it is possible to sit the exam via the CIOLQ Virtual Centre (online only) or at an exam venue which accepts external candidates. Candidates must contact the exam venue to confirm availability of space, facilities and to request confirmation of arrangements.

Contact us via info.diptrans@ciol.org.uk or +44 (0)20 7940 3100.


Organisation name Address Country Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? Offers exam venue? Offers IT facilities?
Estudio Sampere SA c/Don Ramon de la Cruz
83

Madrid

28006
Spain http://www.sampere.edu.es
traductores@sampere.com
00 34 915759790

Beatriz Ibarra

Yes Yes
International Centre Lehendakari Aguirre 11-1


Bilbao

48014
Spain http://www.ic-bilbao.com/
ic@internationalcentre.net
00 34 94 448 3135

Scott Markham

Yes Yes
Babylon School of Languages The Hall
4 New Street

Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP1 2PH
United Kingdom http://www.babylonschooloflanguages.com
info@babylonschooloflanguages.com
01722 432 600

Abraham Dalboozi

Yes Yes
Diversity NI Ltd 178 Upper Newtownards Road


Belfast
Co Antrim
BT4 3ES
United Kingdom http://www.diversityni.co.uk/
info@diversityni.co.uk
02890 473737

Paolina Hawthorne

Yes Yes
European College of Business and Management 69-71 Great Eastern Street


London

EC2A 3HU
United Kingdom http://www.ecbm-london.de/
jlnancy@eurocollege.org.uk
020 7749 5933

Jean-Louis Nancy

Yes Yes

Preparation course providers are independent and CIOL Qualifications does not endorse, recommend or monitor preparation courses listed.

If you wish to register for an exam without attending a preparation course, it is possible to sit the exam via the CIOLQ Virtual Centre (online only) or at an exam venue which accepts external candidates. Candidates must contact the exam venue to confirm availability of space, facilities and to request confirmation of arrangements.

Contact us via info.dpsi@ciol.org.uk or +44 (0)20 7940 3100.


Organisation name Address Country Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course?(asc) Offers distance course? Offers exam venue?
Herts Interpreting & Translation Service 48 High Street


Hemel Hempstead
Hertfordshire
HP1 3AF
United Kingdom http://www.hertsinterpreting.org/
interpreting@communityactiondacorum.org.uk
01442867212, ext 302

Mr Ian McKenzie

Yes
University of Westminster Short Courses Support, University of Westminster
Communications, Recruitment and External Affairs (CREA)
2nd Floor, 101 New Cavendish Street
London

WW 6XH
United Kingdom http://www.westminster.ac.uk
translation.shortcourses@westminster.ac.uk
02035069900

Daniel Tomozeiu

Yes
The Language Academy – Sheffield SYAC Training Centre
120 Wicker

Sheffield

S3 8JD
United Kingdom
langacademy@hotmail.com
0114 2765 930 / 07774 065 650

Dr Muhammad Malik

Yes Yes June session, November session
Linguist Training Talking Heads, Ground Floor,3 President Buildings
Savile Street

Sheffield

S4 7UQ
United Kingdom http://www.linguisttraining.com
info@linguisttraining.com
0114 470 1078

Mrs Eileen Enos

Yes Yes
Cardiff University-School of Modern Languages Cardiff University
66a Park Place

Cardiff

CF10 3AS
United Kingdom http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/modern-languages/about-us/international-language-qualifications
languages@cardiff.ac.uk
029 2087 4183

Sian Austin

Yes Yes June session

Preparation course providers are independent and CIOL Qualifications does not endorse, recommend or monitor preparation courses listed.

If you wish to register for an exam without attending a preparation course, it is possible to sit the exam via the CIOLQ Virtual Centre (online only) or at an exam venue which accepts external candidates. Candidates must contact the exam venue to confirm availability of space, facilities and to request confirmation of arrangements.

Contact us via info.dpi@ciol.org.uk or +44 (0)20 7940 3100.


Organisation name Address Country Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? Offers exam venue?
Avocate - DPSI Law, Local Govt, and DipTrans Law unit prep Atlanta
15 South Grove

Sale
Cheshire
M33 3AT
United Kingdom http://www.avocate.co.uk
se.leschen15@gmail.com
+44 (0)7818 633565
Yes Yes