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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?(desc) Offers IT facilities?
WLS 44 Northumberland Road


Dublin 4

Ireland http://wls.ie/
trancourses@wls.ie
00 353 1 6610240

Mary Butler

Yes
Translator Training 118 Wellington Parade
Kingsdown

Deal
Kent
CT14 8AF
United Kingdom http://www.translator-training.com
info@translator-training.com
01304 365 811

Susanne James

Yes
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
Yes
Vinsys IT Services (I) Pvt. Ltd. 'Shivaji Niketan'
Tejas Society
Behind Dhondiba Sutar Bus Stand, Near Mantri Park, Kothrud
Pune
Maharashtra
411 029
India http://vinsys.in/
jayanti.mahapatra@vinsys.in
+91 20 4104 3583
Yes
Ja Cie Naucze Distance Learning Centre Online provider




United Kingdom http://www.ja-cie-naucze.com/
ja.cie.naucze@gmail.com
07971600364

Ms Dorota Kowalska

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? 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

Sue Leschen

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

Jane Lewis

Yes
Bilingual Education and Training Academy (BETA) UKIM Community


Bradford

BD3 0AJ
United Kingdom
betabradford@gmail.com
01274 407 255

Mr Mohammad Sajjad

Yes
Cable Language 6 Horringford Road


Liverpool

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

Ms Diane Larkin

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?
CIOLQ Virtual Centre




http://www.ciol.org.uk
qualifications@ciol.org.uk
020 7940 3127/3137

Client Services Team

Yes 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 Yes
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 Yes
Ja Cie Naucze Distance Learning Centre Online provider




United Kingdom http://www.ja-cie-naucze.com/
ja.cie.naucze@gmail.com
07971600364

Ms Dorota Kowalska

Yes
South Thames College Wandsworth Centre


London

SW18 2PP
United Kingdom http://www.south-thames.ac.uk/
mariana.asminian@south-thames.ac.uk
020 8918 7777

Ms Mariana Haladj Asminian

Yes