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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 exam centre, which means candidates can sit the exam at 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 centre 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(desc) Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? Offers exam centre? Offers IT facilities?
Nanjing Grouphorse Translations Co., Ltd. Building A, Yifa Tower
179 Zhongshan Road
Gulou District
Nanjing

210008
China http://www.grouphorse.com/en/
ciol@grouphorse.com
86-025-86289499

Ms Vivien Qi

Yes Yes Yes Yes
Ivoire Performance Universal College of Learning 01 BP 5133


Abidjan 01

Côte d'Ivoire
francisbrahoua@gmail.com
+22557321290
Yes Yes
Larnaca College Mehmet Ali 75
PO Box 42863

Larnaca

6026
Cyprus http://www.larnacacollege.ac.cy/
larnacacollege@gmail.com
+357-2482 8899
Yes Yes
Arab School of Translation 2 Loutfy Gomaa st.,


Nasr City, Cairo

Egypt
ast.eschool@gmail.com
(002) 01013530005

Ms Reem Bassiouny

Yes Yes Yes
British Council Paris 9 Rue de Constantine


Paris

75007
France http://www.britishcouncil.fr/en/exam
exams@britishcouncil.fr
00 33 149557345

Ana Witzel

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(desc) Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? Offers exam centre?
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

Jane Lewis

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
Hammersmith & Fulham Adult Learning & Skills Service Macbeth Centre, Macbeth Street
Hammersmith

London

W6 9JJ
United Kingdom http://www.hfals.co.uk/courses/interpreting/
lisa.lamb@lbhf.gov.uk
0208 753 3600

Ms Lisa Lamb

Yes Yes June session
Cable Language 6 Horringford Road


Liverpool

L19 3QX
United Kingdom
cablelang@tinyworld.co.uk
07790 356 336

Ms Diane Larkin

Yes
Edinburgh College Sighthill Campus
Bankhead Avenue
Sighthill
Edinburgh

EH11 4DE
United Kingdom http://www.edinburghcollege.ac.uk/
quality.assurance@edinburghcollege.ac.uk
0131 535 4770

Ms Sarah-Jane Linton & Mrs Michelle Maurel

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(desc) Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? Offers exam centre?
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