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ICS Real Stories: Esther | Online CIPD Level 7 Review

Based in Singapore and required to travel frequently, our student Esther Wooh found our online Level 7 Certificate a simple and flexible way to get CIPD-qualified. 


I am currently an ICS Learn student studying the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Certificate in Human Resources.

I have been in the HR sector for 10 years where I am involved mainly working with my stakeholders as Business HR in various HR agenda.

This has covered Employee Engagement, Talent Management, and Employee Development & Disciplinary and Centre of Excellence functions on HR policy-making and implementation.

In August 2018, I moved onto a Regional HR role which I am fully involved in the development of effective human resource activities as HR of Regional Headquarters (RHQ) in the Asia Pacific.

With a new role in my career, I have decided to keep myself upgraded, expand my knowledge, and be specialised to perform various higher-level HR functions. 

This is where I found ICS Learn from a Google search after almost 6 to 8 months of researching and comparing for a suitable program.

My main considerations for a study program are that it is a reliable academic establishment, has a logical course curriculum that is beneficial to my career development, that the study duration is less than 1.5 years and last but not least, that it fits my work schedule as I am required to fly in and out of Singapore frequently.

Thus, ICS Learn is very suitable or I should say the best option for me as it is fully online learning.

When I was consulting the course details with my course advisor, Michelle, she was thoughtful, patient and provided me with details I need to consider the program.

I did not enrol in the program quickly because I was not certain if I could be committed in view of my work schedule.

Michelle's professionalism and the fully online delivery via ICS Learn made me feel comfortable and confident.

Upon enrolment to the program, I saw that tutor contact, discussion, webinars, and student support are all easily available via the online ICS Learn portal.

With everything conveniently online, I can study at my own time, own pace, anywhere - be it if I am in town or out for business trips.

Plus, all students can track their study progress with the online portal. To me, it is very helpful for adult learning when our personal commitments could distract us from our studies.

I could think, revise and refresh my objectives of taking up the CIPD course via a personal learning journey and keep myself motivated during my study.


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