CIOL DipTrans Qualification

Diploma in Translation (DipTrans) is a Level 7 Qualification according to European standards.

When

Exams for January 2020 take place on:

  • Tuesday 21 January – from all languages into English
  • Wednesday 22 January – from English into all languages

On each of the two examination dates all Units must commence at the following local time only:

Unit 01: 9.30am

Unit 02: 1.30pm

Unit 03: 4.00pm

The registration period ends on September 30, 2019.

Where

Our venue is centrally located in Sisli / Istanbul.

Address:

Abide-i Hürriyet Caddesi

Blackout Plaza Block A 1st Floor Sisli - Istanbul

Phone: +90 212 240 6590

[email protected]

Stay tuned for future workshops, courses and other exams.

Why

DipTrans is the oldest qualification in the translation industry.

It is recognized internationally by global organizations.

Improves your job prospects.

It is a Level 7 Diploma in Translation which corresponds to a posgraduate degree (Masters)

More below.

 

How

Become an IoLET affiliate and access to preparatory documents for the exam.

Prepare well, this is a written text, all books are allowed, but no computers and electronics.

Attend our online webinars.

Join our workshops in Istanbul and Izmir.

 

Is this for you

Do you want to further your career in translation?

Prove your professionalism, skills and competencies?

Obtain an internationally recognized qualification?

Get more job opportunities?

The Diploma in Translation (DipTrans) is the gold standard for anyone wanting a career as a freelance translator or to work as a translator for international corporations worldwide and meets the need for a high-level professional translating qualification. 

Prepare your books

Electronic devices and internet resources are not allowed at DipTrans exams.  So choose your subjects, plan ahead and bring as many books and dictionaries as you may need.

It is not unusual to see translators carrying their bags to DipTrans exam. In fact, we encourage our colleague to be resourceful.

The exam format

The exam is composed of three units. You may want to take all three in the same day, which is exhausting and not recommended for beginners.

Unit 01 - Written translation of a general text
Unit 02 - Written translation of a semi-specialised text in one of the following:
  • Technology
  • Business
  • Literature
Unit 03 - Written translation of a semi-specialised text in one of the following:
  • Science
  • Social science
  • Law
Exam Dates

Exams for January 2020 take place on:

  • Tuesday 21 January – from all languages into English
  • Wednesday 22 January – from English into all languages

On each of the two examination dates all Units shall commence at the following local time only:

Unit 01: 9.30am

Unit 02: 1.30pm

Unit 03: 4.00pm

Please note that DipTrans qualifications are not bi-directional. You may either take tests from your mother tongue into English or from English to your native language.

How much does it cost

Candidates must pay exam fees and a centre fee. Fees are reviewed annually. Exam fees are paid directly to CIOL, UK.

Exam fees 2020

  • Unit 01 Written translation of a general text:  £415
  • Unit 02 Written translation of a semi-specialised text:  £308
  • Unit 03 Written translation of a semi-specialised text:  £308
  • Any two units booked together:  £616
  • Full registration (all units)  £616

Centre Enrolment fees

If you register to take the exam at Dragoman Istanbul, the following centre fees will apply.

  • Unit 01:  300 TRY
  • Unit 02:  200 TRY
  • Unit 03: 200 TRY
  • All 3 units:  400 TRY
Registration

DipTrans exams are open to all translators above 19 years of age. Please remember that this is not a mere certificate. It is a Level 7 Diploma in Translation, which corresponds to a postgraduate degree.

Contact us to register first. We will guide you to become an IoLET Affiliate. You must be an IOLET affialite to take the DipTrans exam. It costs only £25 (plus banking fees).

IoLET affialites have access to previous exams and other preparatory content available online.

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