Human Resources

ICS Real Stories: Charlotte | CIPD Level 7 Review



To expand her knowledge and develop in her HR role Charlotte Ankers undertook a CIPD Level 7 Diploma with us. Read her review of the course here.


I have worked in Human Resources as a Trainee, Employment Law Consultant, Advisor, and now a Deputy Business Partner, for 9 years in total, in 2 different organisations.

Although I have a Law Degree, and post graduate Legal Practice Course qualification, in order to expand my knowledge and support me to develop in my current role, my organisation required me to complete the CIPD Level 7 qualification.

As I have a one year old daughter and work part time, attending university every week did not suit my lifestyle.

I therefore decided to research home learning companies which provide this qualification, and found that ICS Learn offered a competitive price with excellent support.

I commenced my course in May 2019 and I have completed one module out of eight so far, which I passed with a mark of 65%! I have found the dashboard for my course simple to navigate, and the course material is easy to read and informative.

It is great to have the course textbook available on your computer and to be able to download this so that you can read it offline, as it means that you can study on the go.

I was initially concerned about home learning, as you obviously do not have the face to face support that you would have if you attended university. However, there is a student forum, and it is easy to get in touch with your tutor if you have any questions, so I do feel supported.

I have found that you do need to be self-motivated to complete a distance course, as obviously there are no deadlines for completing your assignments! I have found that setting my own deadlines has kept me on track and focused.

I would definitely recommend ICS Learn to students who want an alternative to university.

Home learning is extremely flexible, and means that you can study at your own pace.


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