We will continue to offer the existing Diploma exam structure for a limited period and so you will have the opportunity to complete the qualification on this basis.
The last sitting for the C1 written exam paper will be Tuesday 3rd October 2017 and the last sitting for the five multiple choice computer based exams will be 31st December 2017. (Remember that if you wish to sit the C1 written exam in October you will need to contact the Institute by 31st July 2017.)
Option to sit the new DP1 and DP2 exams rather than the C1 exam
You can choose to sit the new DP1 and DP2 computer based exams rather than the C1 written paper. The exam entry fees for the new DP1 and DP2 exams will be £150 per exam however if you have already purchased the Diploma exam package at £275 you will not incur any additional fees if you sit the DP1 and DP2 computer based exams before 30th April 2018. After this time you will need to purchase the DP1 and DP2 exam entry at their full cost of £150 each.
Please note that if you have already booked the C1 examination for April 2017 and wish to cancel in order to sit DP1 and DP2, you will need to pay £50 per exam (i.e £100 total) to sit these exams before 30th April 2018.
These discounted fees will also apply if you are resitting the C1 written exam paper as the new DP1 and DP2 computer based exams before 30th April 2018.
Five multiple choice exams to be completed by 31st December 2017
With regard to the five multiple choice computer based Diploma exams we recommend that you complete these by 31st December 2017 because they will be unavailable after this date.
If you are unsuccessful in completing these exams by 31st December 2017 you will be required to purchase and complete the new DP3 computer based exam at a cost of £150 in order to attain the Diploma qualification.