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ICS Real Stories - Meet Lisa

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With a time-consuming hobby, her own cake-baking business and a two year old son to look after, Lisa was looking for a flexible way to earn her formal CIPD qualification. She soon realised that distance learning with ICS was really the best option to achieve the qualification she needed to brush up on her HR skills. Read More

ICS Real Stories - Meet Sherica

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Sherica has been living in the UK since 2012 having left the Caribbean because of her husband's work as an engineer. In order to brush up on her book-keeping skills, she decided to study the ICS Diploma in Book-keeping and Accounts via distance learning as it fit around her other commitments. Read her full story here. Read More

ICS Real Stories - Meet Angela

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Angela has worked in the public sector for 18 years, serving numerous roles in facilities management, contracts, human resources and policy. For a long time, Angela’s dream was to become a solicitor. However, the high fees for law programmes and the demanding workload made her reconsider and she began looking for alternative ways to advance her career and fuel her interest in law. Read More

ICS Real Stories - Meet Charlotte

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Charlotte works as a Human Resources Assistant. She enjoys being able to support her colleagues and work within her organisation to create change. Her short-term career goal is to become an HR Advisor/Executive but her ultimate goal is to progress to a management role which she hopes to achieve by completing the CIPD programme. Read More

ICS Real Stories - Meet Jenna

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Three years ago, Jenna Scott was ready for a change of pace. Working since she was 16, and with 10 years spent in customer services, she decided to make the switch to human resources. "Why not give it a go?" she thought, and she moved to the role of Reward Assistant with her same employer. Read More

ICS Real Stories - Meet Ann

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Ann has been working as a successful self-employed career guidance counsellor for nine years. However, a lingering dream of becoming a teacher has now encouraged her to retake her IGCSE Biology to achieve the grade she would need to apply for a teaching degree. Read More

ICS Real Stories - Meet Ann-Kathrin

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ICS Learn student Ann-Kathrin graduated with a BSc Nursing degree and even though she found it difficult at times, her dedication and motivation helped her to achieve the qualification she needed in order to move on to do her Masters and PhD. You can read her full story on our blog here. Read More

ICS Real Stories - Meet Annabelle

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ICS student Annabelle from the Midlands was initially "pushed" into an HR role. Wanting to build on what she learned on the job, she decided to enrol on a distance learning CIPD course. Today she is a highly desirable candidate for a variety of roles in Human Resources. Read her full story on our blog. Read More

ICS Real Stories - Meet Laura

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ICS Learn student Laura from Surrey earned a specialist HR qualification & now works at a major international company. Read her story and get inspired! Read More

Be part of ICS real stories and inspire future learners

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Be part of our real stories project! We are looking for former and current students to share their success story with us to inspire the next generation of distance learners. Read More

Use Social Media to Get Your Dream Job

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We follow, we tweet, we like (unfortunately we can’t dislike). How much of our valuable time is actually spent on emotional outbursts, retweets and personal opinions that won’t get us anywhere and on the contrary might diminish our chances of getting ourselves the jobs we really want?! Fact is prospective employers are very likely to check you out on Social Networks during the application process. Read More

10 Study Tips to be more productive in 2014

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Following on from our little guide on suitable study spaces we have compiled a little Infographic of some simple study tips that could help improve your studying and to ensure your work is of the highest standard possible. More often than not the advice that is the best is the least complicated. Read More
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