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
When can I take the exam?
Registration for the January 2020 session is now open.
- 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
How much does it cost?
Candidates must pay exam fees and a centre fee. Fees are reviewed annually.
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 one of our centres, centre fees are arranged and payable directly to the centre.
If you register to take the exam at the IoLET Open Centre, London, the following fees apply:
* Unit 1: £55
* Unit 2: £55
* Unit 3: £55
* All 3 units: £165