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ICS Real Stories: Lucy | Online CIPS Level 4 Review

Lucy Twemlow chose to study the CIPS Level 4 Diploma online as a flexible way to expand her knowledge and experience in Procurement and Supply. 

I'm currently studying for my CIPS Level 4 Diploma whilst working as an Assistant Buyer within a Building Contractor based in Manchester.

So far I have found the skills I have learned during my studies incredibly helpful and I’ve gained a greater understanding of the industry I work in and the importance of ethical procurement.

I chose this qualification as it is very well respected in the field of procurement and I thought it would help me to secure better opportunities by widening my knowledge and experience - which is it has!

I chose specifically to study with ICS Learn as they give me the flexibility to study in my own time and at my own pace.

I was assigned a tutor whom I have found extremely helpful and has always provided a prompt response if I’d had any questions or concerns.

I did have some reservations about online learning as I wasn’t sure I’d have the discipline to study, but as it turns out - having the flexibility to study when I choose to has given me the opportunity to create a schedule that I can stick to enabling me to achieve my study goals.

I am nearly halfway through my studies with ICS learn and I’ve found them to be very helpful and informative – especially relating to the changes in the CIPS study material later this year.

Something which initially worried me has been communicated effectively and professionally. I have no concerns relating to my studies or the exams I’m due to take later on this year.

My tutor is extremely knowledgeable and has coached me on how to answer exam questions (it was over 10 years since I’d sat an exam before my first CIPS exam) and I was delighted to find that I had passed.

This has improved my confidence greatly, I don’t’ think I would have achieved such a high mark without the help of my tutor.

I plan to complete my Level 4 CIPS qualification and move onto Level 5 with ICS Learn.

I’d have no hesitation in recommending them to anyone who is looking to start a new qualification but needs the flexibility to create their own study schedule. 


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