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ICS Real Stories: Hollie | CIPD Level 5 Review


As Hollie moved into a more senior and challenging HR role, she wanted to refresh her degree knowledge with an up-to-date CIPD qualification.


I’ve been studying for a CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Human Resource Management for the past 6 months and have almost completed my studies.

I have had a fantastic experience studying with ICS Learn and I would like to encourage others to do the same.

I took on a new position as HR Business Partner, and with outdated degree knowledge, I needed something to update my knowledge and improve my skills quickly to fulfil my duties. 

I have been able to study modules of specific interest first and learn so much.

I feel incredibly supported by my online tutors who are only an email or phone call away.

I considered part-time study in a classroom environment at my local college, but as I have a full-time job and a young family, this made attending a course extremely difficult.

I have had to be dedicated to giving time up to study on evenings and weekends when my toddler is asleep, but as the course materials and books are interesting and informative, I haven’t felt like it is a chore.

I genuinely feel like the course is helping me achieve bigger and better things in my career.

Once I have completed the course, I plan to continue studying at the next level again, using a distance learning course.

I love going at my own pace and working harder means completing a qualification and gaining the benefits in a shorter space of time.

ICS Learn is an excellent provider as all of the tutors are very experienced in their fields and knowledgeable.

The interactive classrooms, email and phone access mean that questions are answered quickly, and assignment support is always on hand. The reading materials are laid out well and can be accessed on your phone or laptop which means reading the materials easy and always accessible.

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