About This Course
A comprehensive course for candidates with little to no translation experience who wish to start a career in translation.
This course combines translation theory, techniques, and technology with practice to provide you with a solid foundation of knowledge and experience needed to confidently sit the Diploma in Translation exam and set up as a professional freelance translator.
What You Will Learn
On-demand webinars and lessons covering theoretical tools, translation technology, and how to approach the general and semi-specialised papers for the exam.
In addition, you will explore how to launch your career as a freelance translator who offers an outstanding level of service. A high level of professionalism is the ultimate competitive edge in this profession.
You are allocated a private tutor in your language combination who is qualified and experienced to feedback on your 18 translation assignments covering all 3 units of the exam.
Introduction to Translation: Introduction to Translation Studies | Ethics for Translators
Translation Theory I: Translation Theory I | Translation of General Papers
Translation Theory II: Translation Theory II | Specialised Translation I (Technology, Business, and Literature) | Specialised Translation II (Science, Social Science and Law)
CAT Tools: Introduction to Computer-Assisted Translation
The Business of Translation
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.
Passing the exam and obtaining this diploma entitles you to improved work opportunities and the use of 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. See respective course pages for the link to apply.
What does the bundle include?
Foundation course in Translation – £1750 value & DipTrans Exam (iCQ): All Units – £780 value. (£2530 value)
Pay in Full: £2400 | Instalments: 6x £405 or 12x £205
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Note: This bundle is currently only available for English into Other Languages.
Who is this course suitable for?
This online preparatory course is ideal for:
Bilingual individuals who wish to pursue a career in translation, but do not have experience in this field;
Candidates who are planning to sit the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL) DipTrans exams;
Those who wish to study in their own time and around other commitments.
Are there any course requirements to join?
Native and near native levels in both working languages. Excellent writing skills in both working languages (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.
Will I get a completion certificate?
Learners will receive a course completion certificate at the end of the course (mandatory completion of all assignments and attendance of at least 85% required). This certificate is not a qualification.
The diploma is awarded upon successfully passing all 3 units of the exam.