DipTrans – Diploma in Translation

This is a one-to-one course, available in:

English into all languages


Arabic, French, Italian, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish into English.

Who is this course for? This course is suitable for candidates who are planing to sit or re-take the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL) DipTrans exams.This online preparatory course allows you to study in your own time and around your commitments if you cannot attend a face-to-face course.
How long is the course? Course enrolment is open all year to suit every student’s availability, however it should be completed within 10-12 weeks of study. The CIoL exam is held in January of each year.
What do I need? • Excellent writing skills in your native language and near-native skills in your other language
• Professional translation experience and discipline for autonomous learning
• Internet access and the latest version of Skype
What will I learn? • Your dedicated language tutor will guide you to hone your translation skills and improve your own research skills
• Your tutor will mark your work according to the NQF Level 7
• You will learn about the different exam units (see topics covered below and compare with topics set up by the CIoL)
• You will learn to assess your own work
• You will be empowered with the necessary knowledge and techniques to tackle the DipTrans exam
• You will learn to research and build your own glossary
What will I receive during the course? • Access to our Students Area – our course platform that enables you to access all the course materials and submit all your coursework online
• 10 translation assignments covering all exam units
• 10 Skype tutorials (of 30 minutes) to receive feedback on your translations
• A dedicated qualified and experienced tutor in your language combination who will give you guidance and explore your strengths and weaknesses
• Certificate of completion (with a mandatory attendance of 100%)
What topics are covered in the exam? The CIoL DipTrans exam is divided into three units:

• Unit 01: General translation

• Unit 02: Semi-specialised translation (A: Technology, B: Business, C: Literature)

• Unit 03: Semi-specialised translation (D: Science, E: Social Science, F: Law)

Please note you will have to choose one option for each of the semi-specialised texts on the exam day.

What will it cost? £450

Need more information? Check our FAQs, read our student testimonials or visit the CIoL exam page for further details.

Please contact us if you still have any questions.


Step 1: ApplicationStep 2: Tutor ConfirmationStep 3: Course Fee
Fill in the application form to register your details for the course. Click here. Your application will be on file with us and you will receive a confirmation email.
As applications are open all year and the DipTrans exam takes place in January, we prefer to run this course starting in the Summer/Autumn period. That is when we will contact you to confirm that a tutor can take you in.
After a tutor is confirmed for you, you will be directed to proceed with payment of the £450 course fee by credit/debit card via PayPal or by BACS. After your payment is cleared, we’ll be in touch with everything you need to get started on your course in the Students Area.

Pre-Course Evaluation

If you would like to know whether you are at the right level to take part in the DipTrans course, we offer an evaluation service. You will translate a text and a qualified and experienced tutor will mark it according to the NQF Level 7 as used by the CIoL.

To proceed please pay the evaluation fee and tell us which language direction you require in the Instructions from Buyer area during the purchase

(e.g. English into Russian or Mandarin into English).

To pay with your credit/debit card via PayPal, please click BUY NOW:

DipTrans Evaluation
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