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"International Correspondence Schools Ltd (ICS Learn) is the world's most experienced distance learning organisation. We have been a pioneer in teaching skills and qualifications at a distance for over 120 years, giving you the opportunity to learn while earning and to fulfil your ambitions."
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“Wouldnt use again!”

Written on: 07/06/2011

I bought two courses. One was fine, but the other wasnt anything like what i was told. I had asked if i can choose my own exam centre (one dowen the road) But i wasnt allowed. I explained that i couldnt get to the ones they set-but tough luck. So i sent it back, admittedly i should have sent it recorded but they had annoyed me and i wasnt thinking staight. So i get on with the first course, which wasnt good at all-hard to understand no real suppport from the tutor and unintresting. i was… Read Full Review

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Written on: 13/06/2011

Dear Student

Thank you for your review. I'm really concerned and disappointed to learn that you've not had a good experience whilst studying with ICS. It would be good to speak to you and get some more detail on the difficulties you've experience with sitting your exam and on the lack of Tutor support. Could you please contact Michelle Robb, Head of Student Experience on 0141 306 1257 or email your contact details and the best time to get in touch to michelle.robb@icslearn.co.uk
Your feedback would be much appreciated and hopefully we can speak soon.


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“never again!”

Written on: 07/06/2011 by miss.morris (1 review written)

personally i found the people at ics rude, arrogant, ignorance and down right nasty and difficult to deal with. from phoning to say ive been paid 3 days late and will only be able to pay them ncce im paid and getting shouted at to asking them to move the location of my multiple choice as ll their venues were at least hours from me, then fighing with me, then finally changing it to a closer venue then cancelling it an hour before i got there and took the day off work for it then t finally get… Read Full Review

Guest's Response to miss.morris's Review

Written on: 13/06/2011

Dear Student

Thank you for your review. I'm really concerned and disappointed to learn that you've not had a good experience whilst studying with ICS. It would be good to speak to you and get some more detail on the difficulties you've experienced with the exam venues and your papers going missing. I would really appreciate it if you could please contact Michelle Robb, Head of Student Experience on 0141 306 1257 or email your contact details and the best time to get in touch to michelle.robb@icslearn.co.uk
I hope that we can speak soon.


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“BTEC Make-Up Artist - Best Choice I Made”

Written on: 07/06/2011 by loulee2009 (1 review written)

I have personally been with ICS for three different courses Web Design Diploma Psychology BTEC Level 2 Make-Up Artist And I have to say they are the only distance learning company that I trust to part my money with when dealing with my education. I have returned to them because I can rely on this company to get everything I am looking for to enable me to complete my course sucessfully. ICS maybe slightly pricy but I can honestly say its worth every penny when investing into your future… Read Full Review

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“Satisfied - it gave me the qualification I needed”

Written on: 07/06/2011

It was a very cost effective and flexible way of learning. For my particular course it was useful as didnt require much contact with a tutor. However, I would have found it more difficult if I has chosen a more contact-based course. It gave me the qualification I needed so I am happy and would recommend it to others… Read Full Review

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“review”

Written on: 07/06/2011

i found the course enjoyable, the help from the tutor could have been slightly better, i found the response from the tutor to be revised replies to the questions asked and not personal, however the tutor was fairly quick to respond. overall i enjoyed the course… Read Full Review

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“Excellent service and good study material”

Written on: 07/06/2011

I did Fashion designing and Project management course from ICS. For both the courses, the service was excellent. Tutors were there to help me when ever i wanted. Even the material was uptodate and the content was easy to understand. I am happy to recommend to my friends and also I would take up other courses with ICS in future. Thanks, Deepa… Read Full Review

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“I am so proud of ICS, and hereby solicit for them to...”

Written on: 18/05/2011 by CHINYERE SAM OKERENTA (1 review written)

I am so proud of ICS, and hereby solicit for them to run a distance learning Nursing Top-up Degree programme for oversea nurses especially, those in my dear country, Nigeria.
The fees were paid at my own pace, I chose my exam centres, my study materials were timely, I recieved a lot of support from the ICS team and they also attended my graduation for my BSc. Nursing at the Edinburgh Napier University.

The things I did not like were:
-when my first mentor was changed but the second mentor… Read Full Review

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“I am currently studdying for CIPD HRP course and have...”

Written on: 12/05/2011 by Christine Donaldson (1 review written)

I am currently studdying for CIPD HRP course and have previously done another HR course with ICS.
The mentors are very good as are some of the tutors. Some cant help enogh whilst other totors are not so helpful and I am sure it's because they forget you are studying on your own, from a book, and not getting feedback in a class.
I do think that the workshops could be better organised - not the workshops themselves which are very good - but the organisation of them. I have had 2 postponed and… Read Full Review

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“I initially registered for an accounting course which...”

Written on: 09/05/2011

I initially registered for an accounting course which i didn't understand though the course guide said there was no accounting experience needed to start the course. i later dropped it and studied personnel management instead and i really enjoyed this course. its probably because of the way the course was presented in the hand book and course book. The hand book and course were presented in a way that makes it very easy to understand. And my tutor always answers my queries right on time to my… Read Full Review

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“I am very very proud of myself at the moment, didn't...”

Written on: 06/05/2011

I am very very proud of myself at the moment, didn't think I still had it in me. The Nail Technician's course was AWESOME wish there was a higher level diploma or something to go with it because I am now so pumped!!! Beautiful course from a WONDERFUL organisation. Home learning and getting the marks that I got is a huge esteem booster and knowing that a tutir was just a phone call or e-mail away was a great relief. i would do it all again of I had too. Truly amazing experience. Keep it up!!!!… Read Full Review

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“Hi, I'm Sharon . Doing a degree course , have been...”

Written on: 05/05/2011 by SHARON T (1 review written)

Hi, I'm Sharon . Doing a degree course , have been with ICS for the past 3 years and am a 100% , and I mean no less than a 100% satisfied with their service. The mentors are absolutely supportive and are there for you at all times! They respond to emails instantly and resolve any possible issue or concern with no delay. The mentor team often advise as regards writing skills and time management etc. When the mentors are aware that I'm concerened about anything , they phone me to discuss the… Read Full Review

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“ICS is the WORST company I have EVER come across - all...”

Written on: 05/05/2011

ICS is the WORST company I have EVER come across - all the good reviews are written by them!!! It's obvious by the language used!!!!

They steal your money and offer you NO SUPPORT AT ALL!!!!!

I would NEVER recommend them as they do not deliver what they promise!!!

You receive NO SUPPORT WHATSOEVER - they only get back to you when you threaten to contact trading standards!!!

STAY AWAY FROM THIS BUNCH OF MONEY GRABBING THEIVES!!!!!!!!!… Read Full Review

Michelle Robb's Comment

Written on: 05/05/2011

Dear Student
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<br/>Thank you for your review. I'm really concerned and disappointed to learn that you've not had a good experience whilst studying with ICS. It would be good to speak to you and get some more detail, so that hopefully we can resolve your concerns. Could you please contact Michelle Robb, Head of Student Experience on 0141 306 1257 or email your contact details and the best time to get in touch to michelle.robb@icslearn.co.uk
<br/>I hope that we can speak soon.
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Guest's Comment

Written on: 29/07/2011

I agree I have had to chase them for my diploma that is not why i have paid all that money a real rip off.

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Written on: 02/06/2011

In a way I agree with this person because who would actually bother to write a good review of an educational supplier?

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“ICS are fantastic, they make it very simple to...”

Written on: 03/05/2011 by Katy198625 (1 review written)

ICS are fantastic, they make it very simple to understand various payment options and nothing is too much trouble for them to help you with. I would recommend ICS to all my friends and family and would be keen to study with them again in the future. The customer service team are marvellous. I look forward to studying with them again soon… Read Full Review

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“I have just completed the BTEC Teaching Assistant...”

Written on: 29/04/2011

I have just completed the BTEC Teaching Assistant course and really enjoyed studying it. My tutor was excellent and whenever I didn't understand something, she would help me straight away.

I look forward to studying further with ICS… Read Full Review

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“It helps in many ways depending on what you choose to...”

Written on: 28/04/2011 by samahrehan (1 review written)

It helps in many ways depending on what you choose to take up.
I have now taken up four cources, and i dont regret doining that atall.
All the cources i have taken have helped my undertsand my aim and goal in life and have helped me achive the right route towards my goal.
Me being an ICS student am proud to be a part of the ICS name.
They are the best in supporting a new student, aswell as building confidence in one.
I came back to study after 2 years due to medical grounds, i was scared about… Read Full Review

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“I studied with ICS a Personal Assistant Diploma and...”

Written on: 27/04/2011

I studied with ICS a Personal Assistant Diploma and ECDL 2007 which was included in my course. It was a good course which covers Business Administration aswell, as I studied self study my materials arrived in time to complete my studying also had fun doing it on my own and If I need help the tutor was always on call.

The only think that I did like was when the send my materials for the PA course and ECDL my ECDL was out of date and I had only relasied from when I called to register for exams… Read Full Review

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“It was really worth the efford to join my course. ”

Written on: 27/04/2011

It was really worth the efford to join my course.
It gave me the right tools in order to depthen my knowladge in this field… Read Full Review

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“I successfully completed the basic Counselling Skills...”

Written on: 27/04/2011

I successfully completed the basic Counselling Skills course, I would definitely recommend this to someone as a 'taster course' if they have an interest in counselling. i completed 6 assessments (multiple choice) but would have liked some short answer questions, to put what I learned into my own words. I am now in the process of applying to university to study this subject at a higher level… Read Full Review

Guest's Comment

Written on: 14/06/2011

i am new to ics thinking to enroll in accounting course.i have a question if u don't mind.did u got any job after finishing u r diploma or certificate. or this certificate will help to go for higher study.if u have time plz let me know.

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“what a place to study? in your own time you can study...”

Written on: 27/04/2011

what a place to study? in your own time you can study more or less everythig. the course that i took is helping me even in my current job. i am now back in RSA, and would not mind to study thru them again. from my side its 100% good job from their side...

payment plan that is unbeaen and itrest free. WOW!!!! that was a first in my life… Read Full Review

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“I have recently completed the C&G in Basic Mechanical...”

Written on: 27/04/2011 by engineer34 (1 review written)

I have recently completed the C&G in Basic Mechanical Engineering and found the course very good. Some of the course material was not good, as some of the answers on the review assesments were wrong!

I passed this course in November 2010 and have recently started a BTEC Level 3 in Electronic Engineering and i am finding this course much better for material content.

All in this seems to be a good way of advancing your own knowledge and education within your own time showing employers… Read Full Review

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