Name: Laura Evans
I am currently working towards my Level 5 Diploma in Human Resource Management with ICS Learn, and I only have positive things to say about my experience so far.
Rewind two and a half years: I had just finished my English degree at Bournemouth University and was embarking on my transfer into the ‘real world’ of work.
I had worked for a language school for several years and worked my way up in the
Sadly, this job came to its seasonal end and I was struck with the idea to move to London (I am originally from a town near Brighton).
The first year and a half here wasn’t how I’d envisioned it to be; a naïve outlook led me into a few roles that really weren’t suited for me or in line with my personal morals and focuses, but being 20-something in London trying to pay your rent can blur your dreams.
I found myself working in retail banking as an advisor, and it was then that I remembered how much I loved the social aspect of
That’s when I started to consider
I left my job in banking just over ten months ago now and was extremely fortunate to join a small startup as their Administrator. For the first time in
I suddenly found myself building the HR structure for
Deciding to embark on distance learning was a huge decision for me; I had been out of education for two years and wasn’t sure if I was ready to delve into it again. I held all the nervous preconceptions that you’d expect: how would I fund it, the anxiety of juggling my full-time job, another part-time job AND this, and also wondering if I’d even be able to train my brain to learn again?
I decided to go with ICS Learn because they addressed each of these concerns in detail.
The payment structure is tailored to meet your individual preference, so I pay it in monthly instalments that don’t disrupt my day-to-day living.
Learning to balance working two jobs plus studying is never going to be simple, but it can be made easier by planning ahead and being realistic about what you can physically get done. I have a very flexible period of time to study, and submitting assignments is at my own pace, so ICS Learn
Lastly, the support really is there when I need it; training your brain to absorb information and write academically again is a challenge for anyone who has been out of it for a while, but ICS Learn provides you with the tools, the patience and the support you need to grow in confidence.
I am so pleased I took this leap, as I’ve already learned a great deal more about what I’m interested in, and with each passing
Thank you to the ICS Learn team for being so fantastic. Such a likeable, accessible company and I’m so pleased I chose ICS Learn!