Diploma in Translation Distance Education 必讀資訊



這項國際社會認許的英國公開試,歷史悠久,廣泛地被各地政界及工商界認可,成為翻譯界「黃金基準」的資歷。在英國此項資歷被列入英國國家資歷架構(QCF) 第7級 Level 7(即大學研究生(碩士)等級)。

About the Chartered Institute of Linguists
The Chartered Institute of Linguists serves the interests of professional linguists throughout the world and acts as a respected language assessment and accredited awarding body. Founded in 1910, the Institute now has around 6,500 Fellows, Members and Associate Members. It aims to:
  • promote the learning and use of modern languages
  • improve the status of all professional linguists
  • establish and maintain high standards of work
  • serve the interests of all linguists
  • ensure professional standards amongst language practitioners through its Code of Conduct
Diploma in Translation
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.
Examination Completion Timeframe
Please note that all of our examinations have a five year completion period. The five year full examination completion period applies from the first year that a Candidate receives a letter of Credit or Unit Certificate. Therefore, once a Candidate has received a 'Pass' in any part of an examination, they have four more years to successfully complete all outstanding parts of the examination.
The DipTrans offers a range of benefits:

A widely recognised international qualification which provides a real measure of professional competence.

Facilitates entry to business and service industries as well as Masters degree level courses.
Entitles holders to apply for membership of the Chartered Institute of Linguists.

General and semi-specialised units with options in different disciplines, including Business and Law. ·
Wide range of languages covered.
The examination is available in more than 30 language combinations.
Numerous examination centres available worldwide.
Offered in over 35 countries.
Up to five (5) years to complete.


Recognition and equivalences
The Diploma in Translation qualification has been accredited by the United Kingdom’s Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) for entry into the Qualifications Credit Framework at Level 7 (Masters) (www.ofqual.gov.uk). It also meets the standards of the National Occupational Standards In Translation (Professional Translator). The Diploma has an international reputation. Candidates sit the examination in more than 45 countries.

Holders of the Diploma in Translation will be granted exemption from Module 6 (Translation Project) of the MA in Translation Studies at Birmingham University.
The Diploma in Translation is also recognised by the Open University and credit is awarded in the form of 60 points at level 2 with BA designation.
Students who attain a mark of 65% or more in the Annotated Translation Project of the MA in Applied Translation Studies at London Metropolitan University will be moderated by IoLET with a view to granting exemption from Paper 2 or 3 (semi-specialised translation) of the Diploma in Translation.
Students who attain a mark of 65% or more in the Translation Project & Commentary of the BA (Hons) in Applied Translation at London Metropolitan University will be moderated by IoLET with a view to granting exemption from Paper 1 (General Translation Paper) of the Diploma in Translation.

Format: The exam is held in January and consists of three (3) units.

Unit Options Duration
1  General Translation 3 hrs
2 Semi-specialised options:
a) Technology or
b) Business or
c) Literature
2 hrs
3 Semi-specialised options:
a) Science or
b) Social Science or
c) Law
2 hrs
Examination Registration

Complete and submit your DipTrans Entry Card including payment details within the specified registration deadline to the Central Registration Department. ·The registration period runs from 1st May 2016 – 31st August 2016 (for 2017 Exam), 1st May 2017 – 31st August 2017 (for 2018 Exam) .

*The above material is extracted from the information provided by the Chartered Institute of Linguists.
*For registered students of Language Review Institute who wish to sit for the Diploma in Translation Examination, please contact the Exam Section for application at (852)28336098 or email dts@edutop.com

For exact details please refer to www.ciol.org.uk