CertTrans preparation course
Pass the CertTrans Exam
The CertTrans Examination Trove is our CertTrans preparatory course with all you need to understand how to pass the CIOL CertTrans exam.
About the CertTrans Examination Trove
The CertTrans Examination Trove is packed with all the information you need to understand the CertTrans exam and know what you need to do to pass it.
This self-study course is suitable for translators working in any language combination.
Buy it with our popular Translation Conversion Course at a 50% discount.
100% online, self-study
4 hours, self-paced
What will I learn in this course?
By the end of this CertTrans preparation course, you’ll know what you need to do to pass the exam.
- Know what’s involved in the CertTrans exam.
- Be confident with using the CIOL virtual centre.
- Have a success plan for your exam timings and process.
- Understand the exam assessment criteria you need to meet.
- Be able to do a basic text analysis to get your translation on register.
- Understand the basics of what you need to do to pass the CertTrans.
- Have a plan for your exam reference materials.
- Know what to read and translate to prepare for the exam.
- Be able to make basic translation decisions on challenges like punctuation, proper nouns and localising numbers, dates and currencies.
The CertTrans Examination Trove offers all the information you need to understand the CertTrans exam and know what you need to do to pass it.
What else will I get with this course?
Private Facebook group
Only for our students and former students. Network and chat about all aspects of translation in a supportive space.
When you’ve completed the course, you’ll receive your certificate. Add it to your CV to show clients you invest in CPD.
Long-term course access
We hope you’ll pass the CertTrans first time. But just in case, you’ll have full access to the course for three years.
What others say about our courses
“With advice on exam timings, which resources to take in and what things specifically to look out for in the exams, the CertTrans Examination Trove really helped me in working out my strategy and knowing how to deal with anything the exam could throw at me.”
Amy Bathurst, LinkedIn
“I hope I’ll be able to get a mark in the exam that reflects the incredible teaching and feedback I’ve had on your courses.”
(Rana achieved distinctions in the CertTrans exam.)
“Gwen is clearly extremely knowledgeable and experienced, and she shares this in every interaction in a very professional way.”
Helen Gräwert, LinkedIn.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the CertTrans exam?
The CertTrans exam is a level 6 professional translation exam offered by the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIOL). CertTrans stands for certificate in translation, which is an early-career translation qualification. A level 6 translation qualification is an equivalent level to an undergraduate degree in translation. You can find out all about the exam in this article.
What are the language combinations in this course?
This CertTrans Examination Trove is written in English. It provides an overview of what you need to do to pass the exam. Since no language-specific translation practice is involved in this course, it’s suitable for translators preparing for the CertTrans exam in any language combination.
Will I get a certificate if I complete this course?
Yes, The Translator’s Studio will issue a certificate showing your CPD hours.
I want to do practice translations to prepare for the CertTrans exam. Does this course contain practice translations?
No, the Examination Trove is all about the CertTrans exam and what you need to do to pass it. If you want to learn to translate and get feedback on your translations, check out our Professional Translation Conversion Course. If you want to do one-off practice papers for the CertTrans, select one of the options available in our shop.
Are there any past papers available for the CertTrans exam?
Yes, you can access the latest CertTrans past papers on the CIOL website, here.
Where can I sign up for the CertTrans exam?
The CertTrans exam is offered by the Chartered Institute of Linguists. You can sign up for the exam on their website here.