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CIPD Stories: Maeve Nixon | Level 5 Review

Read Maeve's story about her experience of studying with us and successfully completing both her Level 3 and Level 5 CIPD qualifications.

I began studying my level 5 in People Management with ICS Learn in May 2021 after just a month earlier completing my CIPD Level 3, also with ICS Learn.

So, it was an obvious choice for me to continue my studies with the same provider considering how supportive and well-rounded I found the service the first time. And now have completed my level 5 after only studying for about 6 months. 

Initially, I was a bit apprehensive about studying for this qualification, as I had not attended university and therefore this was the highest level of education I had studied at.

However, after reading through my first assessment I discussed with my tutor my concerns and she was able to reassure me that I would be able to tackle this course step by step with her guidance.

From then on, my fears melted away and it turned out I was able to progress very successfully.

Because of my role, it was important I completed my studies as quickly but effectively as possible, as I am the main point of contact in the organisation for human resource queries.

I would not have been able to complete my course at this pace had I not studied with ICS learn due to the flexibility they offer to their students who are studying.

My tutors supported me throughout my studies answering all my queries promptly and provided feedback on my draft assessments to ensure I had the best possible chance at passing assessments on the first attempt.

Low and behold, 6 months down the line I have been externally moderated by the CIPD and passed all assessments.

I am now receiving a pay rise in my current role based on the new responsibilities I can now oversee with this new qualification.

Furthermore, I have much more confidence in providing advice to my colleagues and implementing strategic planning within the business. The sense of pride upon completion of this course was really overwhelming and I’m hugely excited to receive my qualification certificate in the coming weeks.

If you're feeling inspired by Maeve's story and would like to embark on your learning journey with us, find out more about gaining your CIPD qualification with us here.

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