Information for Students & Candidates

Whether you're studying on an accredited training programme or you're an External Candidate, this section of our site aims to provide you with swift access to all the information you'll need.

Any candidates who are planning to guide in another language (as well as their first language) will need to pass the Institute's language examinations first.  For further details, including how to register, please visit Languages

The Institute is here to support you throughout your training.  A representative from our team will be responsible for meeting the students, tutors and Programme Director and observing your practical sessions in order to ensure that the highest standards are always maintained.

Our Student Handbook (which you should have received if you are on one of our training courses) provides an introduction to the Institute and comprehensive information on our training programmes and qualifications.

If any of your personal details change, e.g. address, email, telephone number, please let us know immediately so that you will continue to receive the latest news bulletins, information and, of course, your exam results.  You can email us on

Dates of examinations taking place during 2017-18 may be found here