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“I had a truly awful experience with ICS!! After...”

Written on: 19/04/2011

I had a truly awful experience with ICS!! After studying my choice of course for nearly a year and three quarters of the way through it, I received a phone call telling me that the master copy of the course had been lost and the work I had already completed was worthless and to choose another course. I was sold another course as nearly the same as the one I had been studying, it was far from it! The tutors comments on the 1st course were nothing short of illegible, the responce time to queries… Read Full Review

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“Brilliant Experience with ICS. Thoroughly enjoyed my...”

Written on: 19/04/2011

Brilliant Experience with ICS. Thoroughly enjoyed my studies and tutors were more than helpfull and detailed in the feedback they provided. :)… Read Full Review

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“I found my course very educational and it really...”

Written on: 19/04/2011

I found my course very educational and it really helped me build up on my existing knowledge of the subject. Lovely course material, easy to understand, great support from the staff...on the whole a great experience.
Only negative will be the certificate issued at the end of the course.
It does not include much information about the course or the duration. Apart from that I would recommend this course to everybody… Read Full Review

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“I took an ICS diploma in personnel management i found...”

Written on: 19/04/2011

I took an ICS diploma in personnel management i found the course very educational. The course work was up to date i did check this with the CIPD. The tutor answered my question as quickly as i would have expected when i finished the course the tutor gave me some good advice. And i received marks of B-C-B-A and some interesting comments the diploma doesn't look much and is not accredited by anyone other than ICS that was a bit disappointing. But under the circumstances it was never my intention… Read Full Review

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“I did the Pet Obedience Diploma and although I found...”

Written on: 19/04/2011 by TinyD (1 review written)

I did the Pet Obedience Diploma and although I found it really interesting, I have to say that I didn't get anything from ICS that I couldn't have got from reading a good book on the topic (for a fraction of the cost). The Diploma itself doesn't mean a great deal because it's not professionally accredited.

Tutor support was non-existent during my course and I had to make a complaint to get a question answered by a tutor (after several months' wait). The feedback on my final submission was… Read Full Review

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“Studying with ICS for a BTEC Level 2 Teaching...”

Written on: 18/04/2011 by n1ck1sans0n (2 reviews written)

Studying with ICS for a BTEC Level 2 Teaching Assistant qualification allowed to me to study at my own time and pace. Everything fit around my life perfectly! My tutor was very helpful and quick to respond to any query that I had! The access to discussion forums and being able to find study buddies through this was also extremely helpful! I would definitely reccomend ICS to others, who want to study but dont have the time or funds to go to an inhouse local college! Since studying with ICS I… Read Full Review

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“IMMEDIATELY I EMBRACED THE TEACHING ASSISTANT COURSE...”

Written on: 18/04/2011

IMMEDIATELY I EMBRACED THE TEACHING ASSISTANT COURSE WITH ICS LEARN-UK, I GOT A FRIEND OF MINE TO JOIN IN TOO. I ASKED MY SISTER TO DO HER FASHION DESIGNING COURSE TOO, EVEN THOUGH SHE DID NOT EVENTUALLY ENROL FOR IT AFTER MAKING HER ENQUIRIES. I HAVE BEEN SINGING THE PRAISES OF ICS LEARN SINCE THEN. THEIR MATERIALS ARE VERY HIGH QUALITY, AND I JUST WOULD RECOMMEND ICS LEARN TO WHOEVER WANTS TO STUDY TEACHING ASSISTANT COURSE BY DISTANCE LEARNING. I LOOK FORWARD TO ICS ADVANCING MORE AND MORE… Read Full Review

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“I recently passed my BTEC Level 2 Teaching Assistant...”

Written on: 18/04/2011

I recently passed my BTEC Level 2 Teaching Assistant Course. It was very hard going my tutor was a waste of space, she never gave me any help what so ever. The only help I got was from fellow study buddies which I found through the forum.
You are unable to submit test papers on line so the turn around for each paper is about 4 weeks, which your not told about when you take the course out. You are also not told that you have to pay further money out to Edexcel.
Wouldn't use this company again… Read Full Review

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Written on: 26/10/2011

BY PAY MORE MONEY WHAT DO YOU MEAN. I WAS TOLD I AHVE TO PAY A REGISTATION FEE OF £34 TO THE EXAMATION BOARD TO REGISTER WITH THEM IE CITY AND GUILDS I'M ALSO LOOKING TO DO THE TEACHING ASSISITANT COURSE

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“I completed my first HR course in June 2010 and I've...”

Written on: 18/04/2011

I completed my first HR course in June 2010 and I've just enrolled today to do another course with ICS!
Customer service is fantastic - prompt answers to questions & very very helpful!
The coursework was well set out & I refer back to it often!
Studying through ICS allowed me to study & work at my own pace, but I had the support that I needed.
I would definitely recommend ICS!!… Read Full Review

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“ Reading over the rest of the reviews I am amazed at...”

Written on: 18/04/2011

Reading over the rest of the reviews I am amazed at how dissatisfied some people are with ICS,I have taken a BTEC and 3 GCSE`s I am English living overseas and have to travel to UK for examinations,I had some mishaps but overall found my way around. My tutors always reply to my work within ten days and my E.mails are promptly answered.
I am disappointed with the community board but found satisfaction with their facebook page in meeting fellow students.
reading different reviews of ICS from… Read Full Review

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Written on: 26/10/2011

I HAVE TO AGREE WITH YOU THAT MAYBE NOT HOME STUDYING IS FOR EVERYONE, I HAVE FOUND I MIXED VIEW ON HERE AND I'M WONDERING WEATHER I HAVE MADE TEH RIGHT DESCION IN GOING WITH ICS. I HAVE CHOSEN TO DO THE TEACHING ASSISTANT COURSE.

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“I've taken 3 ICS courses (psychology,IT and...”

Written on: 18/04/2011

I've taken 3 ICS courses (psychology,IT and Photography) and each time the standards have slipped to the point now that i will seek other companies for my education.The course work and materials were fine but contacting ICS & submitting test papers were a worry as it took a long time to get them back marked and on one occasion had been overlooked and not even acknowledged, paid alot of money for this type of mistake to be made by ICS. When Diploma arrived it was tatty and looked like someone… Read Full Review

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“Everything you need is supplied and well presented....”

Written on: 18/04/2011 by tcoysh (1 review written)

Everything you need is supplied and well presented. Staff are friendly but before enrolling onto a city and guilds course ask and check there that there is a GOLA test centre near you. I had to travel 250 miles each way to sit my test. I'm amazed ICS don't have a test center in the south west especially as I now know of several near me since doing this course. Other than that I found the whole experience very plesent… Read Full Review

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“In my opinion this is a poor quality way of learning...”

Written on: 18/04/2011

In my opinion this is a poor quality way of learning which doesn't appear to give you any advantage over a part time study/night school in your local college. I took a car mechanics course which didn't really teach me anything that I 1. Didn't know already or 2. Could have obtained from my local library. What I mean is that in a college or school you can been 'walked' through a process until you have an understanding - this style of course with the information supplied doesn't help you in the… Read Full Review

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“I completed a BTEC (level 2) Teaching Assistants...”

Written on: 18/04/2011

I completed a BTEC (level 2) Teaching Assistants course. A bit expensive and could be fraustrating to wait 24 hours for your tutors answer to your question, but found the on line student chat forum more helpful and worked alongside a 'study buddy'.
It would have been good if they had confirmed at the start that the tutors answers could be 24 hours +.
Got the qualification I wanted and got a job. Nothing to overly complain about… Read Full Review

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“I was very happy with the service I received from ICS;...”

Written on: 18/04/2011 by AHill01 (1 review written)

I was very happy with the service I received from ICS; from the minute I chose my preferred course till I received my diploma on completion.
I would highly recommend ICS to anybody looking to further their qualifications at their own pace or to suit their lifestyle.
My assignments were marked timeously, and the feedback I received was both constructive and positive.
I appreciated the tips that were included in the notes on steps I should take once I had completed the course. I truly feel… Read Full Review

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“Awful company. I ended up getting a refund. Did the...”

Written on: 14/04/2011

Awful company. I ended up getting a refund. Did the btec level 3 retail management. Tutor support non existant. No help. They kept losing my assignments. They kept giving me one mark then putting fail or just pass on the computer. It was one year of HELL. AVOID AVOID AVOID!!!! Have done other online courses and would NEVER use these cowboys again if they paid ME!!!… Read Full Review

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“The worst Medical Transcribing course...I spent...”

Written on: 11/04/2011

The worst Medical Transcribing course...I spent thousands and had to take a reputable course when I finished it. I recommend Canscribe… Read Full Review

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“I signed up to ICS Learn late last year, and purchased...”

Written on: 06/04/2011

I signed up to ICS Learn late last year, and purchased two courses.
On welcoming you to the course, they are welcoming and supportive. Once you are actually on the course, there is no support for you AT ALL!!

The courseware is sent to you via a package in the mail, at this point it is quite exciting! However, once unpacked it becomes evident that there is a lot of prep you need to do yourself, in order to structure your material (you sort of have to map it all out yourself - a bit time… Read Full Review

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“I booked myself on the CIMA C01 Course, I got my pack...”

Written on: 05/04/2011

I booked myself on the CIMA C01 Course, I got my pack in good time but there were several questions I wanted to ask the tutors, I spoke to them online through chat and was promised I would receive an email response within the next few days (This was in January) I have emailed them 3 times since and to date (March) still have heard nothing back!!!

The company is disgusting!!! NEVER BOOK A COURSE THROUGH ICS!!!!!!… Read Full Review

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“What a joke!! Contacted them today to enquire about a...”

Written on: 30/03/2011

What a joke!! Contacted them today to enquire about a course they say is Health and Social Care...yeah right! Its a totally different qualification at the end. Beware. Check thoroughly what you get, it may not be what you think or need! CAUTION with this provider… Read Full Review

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