IoLET Level 7 Diploma in Translation (QCF)

About the exam

Is it right for me?

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.

Level: postgraduate-level qualification.

What are the benefits?

  • Ofqual-regulated, internationally recognised qualification
  • Improved career prospects. You will be entitled to:
    • Use the title DipTrans after your name
    • Apply for membership of the Chartered Institute of Linguists

What format does the exam take?

The qualification is composed of three units:

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

Dates

When can I take the exam?

 Registration for the January 2019 session  is now open.

  • Tuesday 15 January 2019 – from all languages into English
  • Wednesday 16 January 2019 – 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

Fees

How much does it cost?

Candidates must pay exam fees and a centre fee. Fees are reviewed annually.

Exam fees 2019

  • 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 one of our centres, centre fees are arranged and payable directly to the centre.

If you register to take the exam at Diversity NI, Belfast, the following fees apply:

  • Unit 1: £55
  • Unit 2: £55
  • Unit 3: £55
  • All 3 units: £165