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DipTrans – Examinations

This information was received from the Institute of Linguists (Please confirm all details directly with the Institute of Linguists).

Cardiff University is an Examination Centre for the Chartered Institute of Linguists Diploma in Translation.

You can sit the units in our fully equipped computer suite.

The next exam will take place in January 2015 and the Centre fee will be £50 per unit. (Please note that the Centre fee is in addition to the examination fee required by the Chartered Institute of Linguists and is non-refundable). Enrolment for the examinations must be done via the Chartered Institute of Linguists.

Registration

Registration for the examinations must be done via the Chartered Institute of Linguists (between 1st May and end of August).

If you are interested in sitting  your examination in Cardiff you need to:

  1. Contact Siân Austin to confirm details before applying to the Chartered Institute of Linguists
  2. Register with the Chartered Institute of Linguists  
  3. Pay the Centre fee by December

The Centre runs a number of translation courses, including an online French to English course and Spanish to English, to help students prepare for the examinations.

January 2015 Examination Timetable

Tuesday 20th January 2015 From all languages into English
Wednesday 21st January 2015 From English into all other languages

Examination outline

Unit 01
[3 hours]
A text of about 600 words of a demanding but non-specialised nature will be set. Candidates will be required to translate the text to a professional standard of accuracy in their target language.
Unit 02
[2 hours]
Semi-specialised translations from one of the following (approx. 450 words):

  • Technology
  • Business
  • Literature
Unit 03
[2 hours]
Semi-specialised translations taken from one of the following (approx. 450 words):

  • Science
  • Social sciences
  • Law

Cardiff University cannot accept responsibility for the information contained in this page. All details should be confirmed with the Chartered Institute of Linguists.

If you wish to register for the examinations, you must contact the Chartered Institute of Linguists directly (Cardiff University is not able to assist you with the enrolment process).