Diploma in Translation Exam Preparation Courses

LocationRegent Street, Central London
FacultySocial Sciences and Humanities

Our Diploma in Translation (DipTrans) exam preparation courses support you in passing the Diploma in Translation exam.

About our DipTrans preparation courses

We offer the following three DipTrans preparation courses:

  • Course 1 (11 weeks, January – April): General Translation Techniques
  • Course 2 (8 weeks, May – July): Specialised Translation Strategies
  • Course 3 (11 weeks, September – December): Exam Skills

Each translation course has a specific focus and all courses give you training in the various skills needed by translators. They offer you a unique opportunity to enhance your career prospects as a professional translator. Our translation courses run consecutively so you can take one course or several.

The DipTrans exam is not included in the preparation courses. You will need to register for the DipTrans exam independently of taking the courses.

Who are these courses for?

Our DipTrans preparation courses are for you if you:

  • are a native speaker of the translation target language.
  • have degree-level proficiency in the source and target language.
  • have obtained a pass in the University of Westminster DipTrans preparation course admissions test. Please read our Diploma in Translation admissions test FAQ.

To develop your practical translation skills and prepare for our admission test you can take our Introduction to Translation Skills course.

International students – please note this is not a course that will allow international students to come to the UK and study on a Tier 4 visa.

About the DipTrans qualification

The DipTrans is the oldest professional qualification of its kind. It is widely recognised by employers in the UK and around the world, and intended for working translators and for those who wish to embark on a career in professional translation. It is a postgraduate-level professional qualification offered by the IoL Educational Trust (IoLET).

About Course 1: General Translation Techniques

Course 1 runs from January to April and focuses on general translation techniques. The contact time is once a week (2 hours) in the evening. In addition, you are expected to undertake independent study to fully benefit from the course. Classes falling on a bank holiday will be re-scheduled and will normally take place the following week.

Courses open for booking
Part Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
Spanish into English – Course 1 22 January 2018 1 term Mondays 6–8pm £395 Apply now
English into Brazilian Portuguese – Course 1 22 January 2018 1 term Mondays 6.30–8.30pm £395 Apply now
English into Italian – Course 1 22 January 2018 1 term Mondays 6.30–8.30pm £395 Apply now
English into Polish/Polish into English – Course 1 22 January 2018 1 term Mondays 6.30–8.30pm £395 Apply now
English into Russian/Russian into English – Course 1 24 January 2018 1 term Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm £395 Apply now
English into Spanish – Course 1 24 January 2018 1 term Wednesdays 6–8pm £395 Apply now
English into French – Course 1 24 January 2018 1 term Wednesdays 6–8pm £395 Apply now
English into Mandarin/Mandarin into English – Course 1 25 January 2018 1 term Thursdays 6-8pm £395 Apply now
French into English – Course 1 25 January 2018 1 term Thursdays 6–8pm £395 Apply now
English into Czech/Slovak – Course 1 25 January 2018 1 term Thursdays 6–8pm £395 Apply now
English into German/German into English – Course 1 25 January 2018 1 term Thursdays 6–8pm £395 Apply now

Can't find your language combination above? Let us know about a new language combination. We might run this class in the future and will tell you about it.

Course content

This course offers a hands-on approach to translation and brings in underpinning theory where necessary to develop your ability to analyse and assess translation issues arising from the source text prior to selecting appropriate strategies within the given context.

You will learn to:

  • analyse and assess a variety of texts or text types in the source language
  • apply practical translation skills to the standard required of a newly qualified translator
  • explain and justify translation solutions
  • carry out cultural and lexical research relevant to a variety of topics

Teaching methods

Please note this course is not available as an online study or distance-learning programme.

Our lecturers use a variety of effective teaching methods to equip you with the skills needed to further your translation techniques, such as:

  • sight translation
  • group translation
  • text analysis
  • strategy discussion
  • research methods
  • glossary building and editing
  • past exam papers and reports

About Course 2: Specialised Translation Strategies

Course 2 runs from May to July and focuses on specialised translation strategies. The contact time is once a week (2 hours) in the evening. In addition, you are expected to undertake independent study to fully benefit from the course. Classes falling on a bank holiday will be re-scheduled and will normally take place the following week.

Upcoming courses
Part Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
English into Brazilian Portuguese – Course 2 7 May 2018 1 term Mondays 6.30–8.30pm £290 Coming soon
English into Italian – Course 2 7 May 2018 1 term Mondays 6.30–8.30pm £290 Coming soon
English into Polish/Polish into English – Course 2 7 May 2018 1 term Mondays 6.30–8.30pm £290 Coming soon
Spanish into English – Course 2 7 May 2018 1 term Mondays 6–8pm £290 Coming soon
English into French – Course 2 9 May 2018 1 term Wednesdays 6–8pm £290 Coming soon
English into Russian/Russian into English – Course 2 9 May 2018 1 term Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm £290 Coming soon
English into Spanish – Course 2 9 May 2018 1 term Wednesdays 6–8pm £290 Coming soon
English into Czech/Slovak – Course 2 10 May 2018 1 term Thursdays 6–8pm £290 Coming soon
French into English – Course 2 10 May 2018 1 term Thursdays 6–8pm £290 Coming soon
English into German/German into English – Course 2 10 May 2018 1 term Thursdays 6–8pm £290 Coming soon
English into Mandarin/Mandarin into English – Course 2 10 May 2018 1 term Thursdays 6-8pm £290 Coming soon

Can't find your language combination above? Let us know about a new language combination. We might run this class in the future and will tell you about it.

Course content

This course offers a hands-on approach to translation and brings in underpinning theory where necessary to develop your ability to analyse and assess translation issues arising from the source text prior to selecting appropriate strategies within the given context.

You will learn to:

  • analyse and assess a variety of texts or text types in the source language
  • apply practical translation skills to the standard required of a newly qualified translator
  • explain and justify translation solutions
  • carry out cultural and lexical research relevant to a variety of topics

Teaching methods

Please note this course is not available as an online study or distance-learning programme.

Our lecturers use a variety of effective teaching methods to equip you with the skills needed to further your translation techniques, such as:

  • sight translation
  • group translation
  • text analysis
  • strategy discussion
  • research methods
  • glossary building and editing
  • past exam papers and reports

 

About Course 3: Exam Skills

Course 3 runs from September to December and focuses on exam skills. The contact time is once a week (2 hours) in the evening. In addition, you are expected to undertake independent study to fully benefit from the course. Classes falling on a bank holiday will be re-scheduled and will normally take place the following week.

Courses no longer available
Part Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
English into Italian – Course 3 25 September 2017 1 term Mondays 6.30–8.30pm £375 Already started
English into Spanish – Course 3 28 September 2017 1 term Thursday 6–8pm £375 Already started
French into English – Course 3 28 September 2017 1 term Thursdays 6–8pm £375 Already started
English into German/German into English – Course 3 28 September 2017 1 term Thursdays 6–8pm £375 Already started
Courses no longer available
Part Start date Duration Day and time Price Apply
Spanish into English – Course 3 25 September 2017 1 term Mondays 6–8pm £375 No longer available
English into Brazilian Portuguese – Course 3 25 September 2017 1 term Mondays 6.30–8.30pm £375 No longer available
English into Polish/Polish into English – Course 3 25 September 2017 1 term Mondays 6.30–8.30pm £375 No longer available
English into French – Course 3 27 September 2017 1 term Wednesdays 6–8pm £375 No longer available
English into Russian/Russian into English – Course 3 27 September 2017 1 term Wednesdays 6.30–8.30pm £375 No longer available
English into Czech/Slovak – Course 3 28 September 2017 1 term Thursdays 6–8pm £375 No longer available

Can't find your language combination above? Let us know about a new language combination. We might run this class in the future and will tell you about it.

Course content

This course offers a hands-on approach to translation and brings in underpinning theory where necessary to develop your ability to analyse and assess translation issues arising from the source text prior to selecting appropriate strategies within the given context.

You will learn to:

  • analyse and assess a variety of texts or text types in the source language
  • apply practical translation skills to the standard required of a newly qualified translator
  • explain and justify translation solutions
  • carry out cultural and lexical research relevant to a variety of topics

Teaching methods

Please note this course is not available as an online study or distance-learning programme.

Our lecturers use a variety of effective teaching methods to equip you with the skills needed to further your translation techniques, such as:

  • sight translation
  • group translation
  • text analysis
  • strategy discussion
  • research methods
  • glossary building and editing
  • past exam papers and reports

 

Contact us

Akalyah Wesley

E: [email protected]
T: +44 (0)20 3506 9900