A 10-session practical course for experienced translators who are preparing to sit the DipTrans exams. You’ll complete 10 written translation assignments and receive feedback from a qualified tutor in your language combination and direction.
What You Will Learn
The 10 translation assignments cover all 3 exam units. You will complete translations of 4 general papers and 6 semi-specialised papers – one per topic (see topics below).
During each Skype tutorial, your tutor will provide oral feedback on your translations, allowing you to improve your technique, accuracy and readability.
Enrolments are open all year-round. This course can be completed within 3 months.
We recommend you start this course at least 3 months before your chosen exam date. For example, to sit the exam in April, start this course in January.
“Overall, I rate this course as Very Good. It was very easy to complete this course from home and the structure of the course was clear and effective. Very pleased with the way in which my tutor Phil gave feedback and discussed my work, enabling me to hone my skills as a translator, specifically for the DipTrans exam.”Jennifer MilneFrench into English
“Very good course. I would highly recommend it.
My tutor Phil Muriel was excellent. You could tell he was an experienced interpreter and translator who also understood what the examiner would be looking for. I highly recommend him.”Joe FarrenFrench into English
“I was very satisfied with this course. Marta is a fantastic teacher - very helpful, patient and experienced. She was very understanding and flexible when it came to scheduling our skype feedback sessions.”Sylwia LutekEnglish into Polish
“I massively enjoyed the course. The tutor was very professional and helpful and I feel I hugely benefited from taking these classes. I especially liked the individual approach that allowed to focus on my specific goals and discuss the questions I had in details. As a result, I felt very confident and well-prepared during the exam. Thank you so much!”Elena VainaEnglish into Russian
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the DipTrans?
The DipTrans is a postgraduate-level professional qualification that is widely recognised as the international gold standard for anyone wanting to become a freelance translator.
Obtaining this diploma improves work prospects and you can start using the DipTrans title after your name.
Do you offer the DipTrans Exam as well?
Yes. We now offer the DipTrans exam fully online four times a year, in January, April, July and October. Read more here.
We offer a special bundle for students who want to prepare and sit the exams with us online, saving you up to £105 for the 10-session DipTrans bundle and up to £130 on the Foundation DipTrans bundle.
What does the bundle include?
10-Session DipTrans course – £525 value & DipTrans Exam (iCQ): All Units – £780 value. (£1305 value)
Pay in Full: £1200 | Instalments: 6x £205
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Note: This bundle is currently only available for English into Other Languages.
Who is this course suitable for?
Suitable for experienced translators who are planning to sit the DipTrans exams, in order to become qualified translators.
If you would like to know whether you are at the right level to take part in the DipTrans course, we offer a translation evaluation service. A qualified and experienced tutor will mark your translation according to the respective criteria.
Are there any course requirements to join?
Native and near-native levels in your working languages. Excellent writing skills in both source and target languages.
Ability and discipline for autonomous study, learning, and research. Latest version of Skype for sessions with your tutor and reliable internet access.
Does this course include course materials on translation theory?
No. This is a purely practical course with no lessons or materials on translation theory. See our Foundation Course in Translation instead if you desire more support and a more comprehensive course.
What languages is this course available in?
English into all languages and
Arabic, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Italian, Mandarin, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish into English. We offer languages on demand. If your language direction is not listed here, send us an email at email@example.com and we can look at how we can support you.
Will I get a completion certificate?
Learners will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the course (mandatory completion of all assignments and attendance of at least 100% required). This certificate is not a qualification. The diploma is awarded upon successfully passing all 3 units of the exam.
When do the online sessions with the tutor take place?
Skype sessions are flexible and organised directly between you and the tutor to suit the availability of both.