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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(desc) Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? Offers IT facilities?
Pro Cloud Training Centre Diplomatic Area Block 317, Road 1705
Building 469 Batelco Building
5th Floor Flat 501
Manama

Bahrain http://www.proloud.bh
admin@procloud.bh
+97317305858

Mr Ahmed AlSari

Yes
Al Nada Training Centre Building-2443, Road-2762, Block-327
Al Adliyah

Manama

Bahrain http://www.alnadatraining.com/
anand@alnadatraining.com
00973-33440772

Mr Anand Bhaskaran Kidav, Director

Yes Yes
Babylon Translation Office 23, Building 829
Road 833
Block 408
Bahrain

Bahrain http://www.babyloncentre.com
info@babyloncentre.com
0097317382505

Ahmed Jameel Baqer

Yes Yes
Guangzhou Grouphorse Translations Co., Ltd. Room 1203, 20/F, South Tower, Jinbingtengyue Building
49 Huxia Road
Tianhe District
Guangzhou

510000
China http://www.grouphorse.com/en/
ciol@grouphorse.com
86-020-22123081

Ms Jenny Yin

Yes Yes Yes
Chengdu Grouphorse Translations Co., Ltd. 15/F, Building D2
Funder International Plaza, 6 Hangkong Road
Wuhou District
Chengdu

610041
China http://www.grouphorse.com/en/
ciol@grouphorse.com
86-028-85000291

Mr Reck Peng

Yes 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(desc) 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 https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/part-time-courses-for-adults/courses/search?gscope1=1&form=search&collection=cpe-course&availability=&f.Course+subject%7Cc=public+service+interpreting
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(desc) 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
Cintra Ltd 8 Wellington


Cambridge

CB1 1HW
United Kingdom http://www.cintra.org.uk
training@cintra.org.uk
01223 346873

Julie-Ann Roszkowski

Yes
DPSI ONLINE 20 Kingsland Close


Shoreham by Sea
West Sussex
BN43 6NQ
United Kingdom https://dpsionline.co.uk
info@dpsionline.co.uk
Enquiries by e-mail only
Yes
Hammersmith & Fulham Adult Learning & Skills Service Macbeth Centre, Macbeth Street
Hammersmith

London

W6 9JJ
United Kingdom http://www.hfals.ac.uk/
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

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.certtrans@ciol.org.uk or +44 (0)20 7940 3100.


Organisation name Address Country(desc) Website, email, phone, contact name Offers course? Offers distance course? CertTrans: Exam centre
The Translator's Studio




Spain https://translatorstudio.co.uk/spanish-english-translation-course/
info@translatorstudio.co.uk
00 34 672 26 51 78
Yes Yes
Caribbean School of Languages 45 Tragarete Road


Port of Spain

Trinidad and Tobago
csltrinidadandtobago@gmail.com
18686228159
Yes Yes
Linguist Training 2nd Floor
3 President Buildings
Savile Street
Sheffield

S4 7UQ
United Kingdom http://www.linguisttraining.com
info@linguisttraining.com
0114 470 1078
Yes Yes
Claros Interpreting and Translation Training




United Kingdom
b.townsley@mdx.ac.uk
07968 739918

Brooke Townsley MA DProf, FCIL

Yes Yes
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