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ICS Real Stories: Greg | CIPD Level 3 Review

Greg Baylis

CIPD Level 3

Greg had his sights on a role in HR; he studied our CIPD Level 3 Diploma and within 6 months of starting, he succeeded in getting his dream job.


I am currently studying my Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Human Resource Practice through ICS Learn alongside my role as a HR and Payroll Assistant for SMH Fleet Solutions, a fleet management and logistics company.

I chose to study this course before working in HR as I had decided that this was the career for me and thought that it would aid me in my applications for roles within HR.

Within 6 months of starting the course, I was successful in getting my first role in HR.

I chose ICS Learn as I needed the flexibility of working at my own pace, although I did transfer to the fully online course which has worked even better. I had some reservations about doing an online based course as although I needed the flexibility, I worried about my commitment but nevertheless, it has been great.

I still have 2 units to go but I’ve really enjoyed the content and have been able to put my learning in practice whilst gaining further practical experience, which has helped a lot.

The course assessments are a mix of written based assessment and practical which gives a good variety. I have found that the practical assessments really help when it comes to putting my learning into practice in my current role.

The tutor support is good, and response time is excellent, if you ever have any queries or a concern, arranging a phone call with a tutor is easy.

The online classrooms are good, one or two are quite vague but I put that down to different teaching styles.

It has taken me a lot longer than it should have done to complete Level 3, but I am so close now and very excited to gain my certificate.

I plan to progress and develop further in my current role and look to move on to Level 5 within the year. I will be looking at an ICS Learn course for this.

I would certainly recommend ICS Learn for those who are able to self-motivate themselves and create their own deadlines and it is a great option if you are working alongside studies.


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