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New Year, New Challenges - Study online in 2016

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If your resolution for the New Year is to further your career and enhance your skills, we can help you turn your resolution into a reality with our flexible online learning courses. Read More

Beginning a Career as an Accountant - A Guide

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In the commercial world, it is not enough to only focus on generating money. Businesses and individuals must also consider how they will minimise expenses, document transactions and stay on the right side of the law. That’s where accountants come in. Read More

Starting Your Career in Human Resources - A Guide

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It’s the people that really make a business work - that’s why it is essential for businesses to ensure they get the right people for the job. Whilst many businesses have a Human Resources (HR) team, others employ external consultants to ensure that their company’s demand for talent is being met. Read More

CIPD Annual Conference

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The CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition is the largest HR event in the UK, providing an abundance of learning and networking opportunities for HR professionals. ICS Learn will be attending the event that brings together HR and business leaders and links HR consultants from across the world of business. Read More

Free AAT Study Skills Webinar

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Join ICS Learn and AAT for a webinar on their online accounting and book-keeping qualification on 15th October. More info on the blog. Read More

GCSE Results 2015 - Aveen Kavanagh

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ICS Learn IGCSE student Aveen earned the qualifications she needed to fulfil her dream of becoming a midwife. Read her story. Read More

ICS Real Stories: Mark

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At the age of 40 Mark found the idea of returning to studying quite daunting. However, the flexible learning option appealed to him, so he decided to take the plunge and back up his years of experience in recruitment with the theoretical knowledge. Read his full story here. Read More

GCSE Results 2015 - Louise Pearson

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Louise never achieved the GCSE grades she needed to fulfil her dream of becoming a midwife back in school. Instead she embarked on a career as a flight attendant but soon reached managerial level and had nowhere else to go. She decided to go back to pursuing her dream and enrolled on our GCSE courses to finally achieve the grades she needed. Read More

ICS Real Stories - Meet Eleni

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Eleni is very much a people person. It's no wonder then that her finance-based admin role didn't give her the job satisfaction she was looking for. Thanks to our CIPD qualifications she is now en-route to working in her dream job as a HR director. Read More

The benefits and advantages of online learning

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Online learning is a great way of studying towards your ambitions and career goals. No other study mode can offer you the same flexibility and independence whilst remaining extremely affordable and supportive. Read More

GCSE Results Day 2014 - Linzi King

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Results Day 2015 is now only a few weeks away and whilst you're patiently and probably nervously waiting for your results to be revealed, why not have a read of Linzi's story who successfully passed her GCSE Maths exam with a grade C last year. Read More

GCSE Results 2015 - Jemma Sharrat

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Our students have been extremely successful at this year's GCSE and IGCSE exams. We'll be publishing their stories right here over the coming weeks. First up is Jemma - she's successfully passed her GCSE Maths exam thanks to the help of her Maths tutor Melissa and her own dedication. Read her full story here. Read More

GCSE and IGCSE Results Day 2015

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Every year, thousands of GCSE and IGCSE students are disappointed with their exam results, and for some it feels like their ambitions have been thwarted. However, receiving lower grades than expected definitely isn't the end of the world. Read on to find out more about alternative options if you didn't get the results you were hoping for. Read More

A Level Results Day 2015

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Congratulations to all of you who have achieved the A Level results you were hoping for during the summer examinations 2015. If you didn't get the results you wanted to achieve, don't be too disappointed as there are options out there for you apart from uni and going back to another year of school or college. Read More

GCSE Results Day 2014 - Anthony Atkins

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With A Level and GCSE/IGCSE result days being less than a month away, we want to share some of our students' success stories with you from 2014. Read more on our blog here. Read More

ICS Real Stories - Meet Simone

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CIPD student Simone works for a multi-service company in the security sector. Even though she enjoys her role, the night shifts and odd hours aren't ideal for her. Having come to the conclusion to move into a new sector she decided to enrol on one of ICS Learn's CIPD programmes to enhance her career prospects. Read her full story on our blog. Read More

GCSE Results 2015

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It's that time of the year again for hundreds of thousands of students - the exam stress has been and gone, but now the long wait until the grades are released begins. We've put together some information on the most important questions around GCSE results. You can read it here. Read More

ICS Real Stories - Meet Emily

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Having not studied beyond A-Levels, Emily has always felt she needed to further her education if she wanted grow in her role at Virginia Hayward. Backed by the company, Emily decided that our ICS Diploma in Business Management was the ideal course for her. Read her full story on our blog. Read More

ICS Real Stories - Meet Cerys

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Having worked as a personal assistant for a charity that supports vulnerable people across London, Cerys took her career further and successfully applied for an internal vacancy for a HR Training Assistant. Soon after she decided to enrol on a CIPD course with ICS Learn to back her career development with a professional qualification. Read More

AAT New Training Provider of the year

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At this year’s annual Association of Accountancy Technician (AAT) awards, ICS Learn was delighted to receive the award for New Training Provider of the Year. The AAT Training Provider Awards, held at the AAT Annual Conference in Warwick on 30th April, had 12 categories covering a variety of areas related to delivering AAT qualifications... Read More

ICS Real Stories - Meet Thomas

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As a young boy it was Thomas' greatest dream to become a professional football player. However, unlike so many others his dream actually became reality when he was signed by the Arsenal Academy aged seven. He currently plays for Torquay United. Knowing that his football career won't last forever he has now taken on the challenge of becoming fully AAT qualified. Read his full story here. Read More

ICS Real Stories - Meet Jade

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What Jade likes most about working in human resources is the variety each day brings. She likes that every day is different and that she never knows exactly what to expect. When she came across ICS, she decided to earn her CIPD Advanced Diploma in HR Management via online learning. Despite being the toughest CIPD course on offer, Jade was motivated by the career opportunities available to Advanced Diploma holders. Read More

ICS Real Stories - Meet Dawn

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When Dawn got made redundant from her job in recruitment, she found it difficult to apply let alone get back into work in Human Resources without having a professional qualification despite her years of experience. She decided then to bite the bullet and enrol on our CIPD Level 3 Diploma in Human Resource Practice. Read her full story on our blog. Read More

ICS Real Stories - Meet Kathryn

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Kathryn never had much interest in HR when she was growing up. Her views on responsibilities and duties of HR changed drastically though during a work placement through her university. Kathryn then suddenly realised that it's exactly the career she wants to pursue... Read More

ICS Real Stories - Meet Hayley

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Three years after completing her university degree in public relations and media, Hayley realised she was ready for a new challenge. Her experience in recruitment and training sparked her interest in gaining a professional HR qualification. Read her full story in our latest blog... Read More

ICS Real Stories - Meet Natalia

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Natalia enrolled on our CIPD Level 5 Certificate distance learning course after starting her first HR role just a month earlier. She quickly realised that she would need to earn an official HR qualification to eventually progress in her career. Read More

ICS Real Stories - Meet Keith

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Lifelong learner Keith wants to add a CIPD qualification to his already accomplished academic career. Read his story and get inspired! Read More

A Level Reform 2015 - What do the changes mean for you?

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When the current government came into power, they decided that the secondary school system needed to be reformed. According to them students weren’t learning the necessary basics and exams were too easy. They have, therefore, made changes to the current content and exam structure. These changes will be reflected in our A Level portfolio in 2015. Read More
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