Diploma in Translation

Test papers for Units 1-3 are now available for online DipTrans candidates. Click here to access.

The CIOL DipTrans is a professional qualification, recognised and accepted both nationally and internationally by the translation industry. Set at Level 7 (Master’s level), you can benefit by accessing some of the most sought after translation assignments, apply for full membership of CIOL and use the designatory letters CIOL DipTrans.

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The exam is made up of three units:

Unit 01 Written Translation of a General Text


Unit 02 One written translation of a Semi-specialised text in a Technology, Business or Literature context

Unit 03 One written translation of a Semi-specialised text in a Science, Social Science or Law context


Any two units booked together


Full registration (all units) £616


CIOLQ Virtual Centre Fees

To take the exam online via the CIOLQ Virtual Centre, the following fees apply:

  • Unit 01:  £55
  • Unit 02:  £55
  • Unit 03:  £55
  • All 3 units:  £165

Language combinations for January 2022 exam sessions:

We offer the following languages as a target language translating from English:

English > Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Farsi, Finnish, Norwegian, French, Polish, German, Portuguese, Greek, Romanian, Hebrew, Russian, Hindi, Slovak, Hungarian, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, Japanese, Turkish, Lithuanian, Urdu

We offer the following languages as source languages translating into English:

Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish > English

We also offer translating other languages into other languages:

  • French into German
  • French into Spanish
  • German into French
  • German into Spanish
  • Spanish into French
  • Spanish into German