Leading to the Chartered Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation (CIOL DipTrans)
If you are planning a professional career in translation and are looking for an internationally recognised qualification, the series of Translation Training Courses leading to the Chartered Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation is the right choice for you.
This is a two-year programme that prepares participants for the external examinations leading to the award of the internationally recognised Diploma in Translation by the Institute of Linguists (UK). It is offered in English into Spanish and in Spanish into English and in five specialised areas.
Students are expected to take three (3) courses at a time. Each course is one (1) year long and is divided into three (3) semesters.
Mandatory courses: General Studies
Possible course combinations:
Successful completion of three (3) full courses is a requirement for admission into Year Two.
This year is also divided into three semesters.
All courses prepare participants to sit examinations in one language combination and one direction, i.e. English to Spanish or Spanish to English.
This qualification is roughly equivalent to a:
The CIOL Qualifications Level 7 Diploma in Translation tests professional translating skills at a postgraduate level of competence. It is the responsibility of each candidate to ascertain that they are sufficiently prepared for the exam, and competent in both the source and target languages, have good writing skills and the ability to translate at a professional level.
Entry into this courses does not require an interview or audition.
If you do not have the level required to be admitted to our Translation Courses, the CSL offers General Proficiency Courses to bring you up to speed.