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Lockdown Student Stories: Rayhan | CIPD Level 7

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Learn more about how Rayhan used lockdown to study a 100% online CIPD Level 7 qualification in Human Resources to enhance his career.


I saw the COVID-19 pandemic-related lockdown as an opportunity to reevaluate my career, and it was my wife who suggested that I would be really good within the HR field.

Coming from a BAME background, I wanted to develop myself professionally and started to research opportunities in the HR field. It was through my internet research I came across the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) body.


I liked the idea of obtaining an internationally renowned professional qualification.


I started researching study providers and then came across ICS Learn. They are an approved CIPD study center and have built up a long-lasting reputation of helping students with their CIPD studies.

I contacted ICS Learn via the contact information on their website contact service and I was surprised by how quickly they got back in touch with me.

They explained the whole process to me, which was easy to follow, and I found their price to be extremely competitive.


Being that I have never studied for CIPD, I wasn’t sure what level to start at. ICS Learn helped me decide this as they went through my CV and academic qualifications.


What impressed me the most with ICS Learn was the way they personalised their customer service around my needs, not simply treating me like some random student.

They advised that I should start at a CIPD Level 7 Diploma in HR. I signed up and was even offered the option of spreading my fees over time without incurring an interest charge.

They are also fully online, and this meant I could fit the study session around my busy life of pursuing Doctoral research with a UK university, working, as well as managing my busy family life, my HR blog, and developing my YouTube channel and multiple social media platforms.


I can access their materials anytime from anywhere, my tutors are always there, and I get my questions and assignments marked quickly.


They also have Student Community where you can talk with other students online, and since joining I have quickly completed one full module with them.

I have also secured an HR role within NHS as well as progressing well with my HR PhD. Since joining ICS Learn I have never looked back.



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