CIOL Qualifications Level 7 Diploma in Translation (DipTrans)

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The CIOL Qualifications Level 7 Diploma in Translation (DipTrans) is the gold standard for anyone wanting a career as a freelance translator; or to work as a translator for companies and corporations worldwide, meeting their need for a high-level professional translating qualification.

The DipTrans has been the benchmark translation qualification for over 30 years, and is now available fully online. It is taken in around 40 countries annually, as candidates around the world recognise the career benefits that a high-level qualification brings. It serves both as a qualification for organisations employing translators and as a validation for freelance translators for their skills. DipTrans has become the qualification of choice when selecting professional translators.

CIOL Qualifications (CIOLQ) serves language professionals by providing the benchmark qualifications for translators and interpreters which are recognised widely in the UK and around the world. The qualifications are also of value to other linguists who may have different roles and who use languages on a regular basis in their professional work.

DipTrans holders are tested rigorously and in depth to prove they have the language skills, translation techniques and the right approach to take on the most demanding assignments. Add CIOL Study Affiliate Membership to that and you have:

  • Membership of the leading professional body for language practitioners
  • Access to online CPD and a community of language professionals and linguists
  • A mentoring programme and an instant job board (Find-a-Linguist)

The DipTrans qualifies you not just for work but to become a valued participant in a community of like-minded professionals widely respected for their skill, expertise and experience.

In addition, once you have the DipTrans, applying for full CIOL membership and Chartered Linguist status can set you apart to ensure you get the recognition and reward you deserve.


Language combinations for July 2022 exam sessions:

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

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

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

Chinese, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish > English