The Diploma in Translation (DipTrans)

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What Is The DipTrans?

The Diploma in Translation (DipTrans) was introduced in 1989 as a benchmark of professional standards and has since continued to meet the needs for a high level professional translating qualification.

It is a postgraduate level equivalent qualification intended to test the ability of those who wish to progress into careers as freelance translators or work for corporations worldwide, to a professional standard.

Visit Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL).



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Masters Degree (NQF Level 6)

Skype Sessions, Translation Practice (Past Exam papers).

12 months


DipTrans e-learning Lesson Content

The course content is split into separate lessons, each covering a different area of study from within the DipTrans syllabus dictated by the CIoL. The content includes:

  • 18 lessons; extensive written teachings / information on the subject matter.

  • 20 Exercises, including Translation of real past exam papers - approx. 3900 words to translate.

  • Over 160 links to further reading, books, articles, videos, etc.

  • Written lesson content covering practical translation techniques and theory of translation

  • The DipTrans exam tips for Units 01, 02 and 03



  • You can study wherever you are in the world.

  • You can start the course whenever you feel ready.

  • You can study each lesson at a time which suits you - rather than fitting into a fixed classroom timetable.

You are provided with a web link and password for each lesson.


  • Receive a Certificate of Completion from - award winning trainer.

  • You are able to register for the examination with the CIoL for the DPSI exam.




  • (by Talking Heads) was named BEST IN THE COUNTRY for getting the best exam results in the UK (Nuffield Trophy for Best Group Entry).

  • is one of the officially listed training providers of CIoL language training courses AND an established provider of language services to the private and public sector for over 16 years. These two facts mean that we know what the customer wants and how you can provide it.


Supplementary Services

Skype Sessions are available on this course. During your Skype sessions, you will receive advice on interpreting and translating. Together with your Language Partner/s you will have an opportunity to discuss feedback and ask questions.  

Translation Practice - When you choose to learn online, it's always helpful to have feedback on your progress, although it's not always possible with e-learning formats. With our Translation Practices, we provide you with the opportunity to have your translations reviewed by an experienced Language Partner - crucial for learners who are planning on taking the exam associated with their course. Practice your exam technique and test your revision progress.

Take your DipTrans examination at our Sheffield exam centre (please note that IT facilities are available on request at our exam centre).

This is my first experience with an e-Learning Course. The course is well structured, organized and easy to follow. They are extremely professional, ethical, courteous and kind people.
— Rita, DipTrans