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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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“mistakes in materials, refuse to cancel or give refund”

Written on: 05/12/2013

I was very excited about starting my two courses with ICS but soon became VERY dissapointed. ibwas told exam prices were around £30 by an advisor. I found out After enrolling and paying for my courses that it is infact £350 to sit the exams (this was an average quote from 3 different centres. ) The material is full of errorsvand the quality is shocking for the prie you pay. (seriously buy the edexcel books and teach yourself) you are given access to.forums for.students to discuss the course… Read Full Review

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Written on: 06/12/2013

just to add, I have since had an 'apology' telling me they are sorry I am dissapointed but they wont be giving me a refund and gave me a reason that did not even relate to my complaint !!!! The communication is so poor that its funny. although this is MY money that they are refusing give back. DO NOT USE ICS!!!!

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Icslearn's Comment

Written on: 09/12/2013

We regret that you remain unhappy and we are keen to work with you to resolve the areas of concern. We have your details and we will contact you directly.

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“ICS review. Good course, hard to get the help you seek!”

Written on: 04/12/2013

I found it very difficult to get the help i wanted in detail and the feedback to my assignments was hard to understand, in all honesty its hard to understand what the want. On the other hand, the material and course work is well structured and very easy to use to your advantage. I also like the website side of the course it is easy and interacts very well with the average student. Bar the fact that the tutors are unhelpful and cant tell you what they expect it is a very good course and system… Read Full Review

Icslearn's Comment

Written on: 04/12/2013

Thank you very much for your valued feedback which helps us to improve the learning experience for our students. We would really like to get more details from you and in the meantime your views have been passed to our team.

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★★★☆☆

“So far so good”

Written on: 04/12/2013

I haven't had much of a chance to start my course but ics are always in contact to check my progress… Read Full Review

Icslearn's Comment

Written on: 04/12/2013

We understand the importance of engaging with our learners so thank you for sharing your views. We wish you every success with your studies.

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“Clear Helpful ”

Written on: 02/12/2013 by Katie27 (1 review written)

Detailed explanations of how to use the course materials. Goes into enough detail on the course texts… Read Full Review

Icslearn's Response to Katie27's Review

Written on: 02/12/2013

Great to receive your feedback - thanks very much for completing your review.

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★☆☆☆☆

“CIPS Level 4”

Written on: 29/11/2013

Struggling to enlist as Member due to loss of job… Read Full Review

Icslearn's Comment

Written on: 29/11/2013

It is a requirement of the awarding body that you register as a member with them in order to be assessed for the qualification and access the benefits of the CIPS membership. We recommend that you contact CIPS directly to discuss further.

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“Deeply understandable and Easier method of study...”

Written on: 28/11/2013 by jacobdaniel (1 review written)

I had completed Electrical / Electronics system trade proficiency Course, from Indian defence. For my Civil Employment I have Chosen ICS Diploma in Electrical Engineering. I liked ever most part of the study was the preparation of your study material, easier to handle, I could make in one folder deferent subjects. I hope if in India , it is better to adopt your method of preparation of the study materials. I was an ON JOB TRAINER for a period in one Company, that time I could revise the… Read Full Review

Icslearn's Response to jacobdaniel's Review

Written on: 29/11/2013

Thank you for sharing your views and we wish you every success.

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“Very good customer service”

Written on: 28/11/2013

I am happy with the service I have been provided however I am not sure about examinations yet as the CIPS Website states that some exams are multiple choice but ICS tutor telling me they are all essay based exams?… Read Full Review

Icslearn's Comment

Written on: 03/12/2013

Great to receive your feedback - thank you! The examinations for the Diploma level are written assessments and for the Certificate level these are a combination of multiple choice and written assessments. For further clarification please refer to the CIPS website.

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“Do NOT choose ICS!!!”

Written on: 27/11/2013 by ElleBe86 (1 review written)

Firstly, I have given a one star rating simply because one was the minimum allowed. If I had a choice I would have given -100 stars. Tutor took up to 8 weeks to grade a paper - and when I say "grade" I mean she would put a figure on the paper and thats it - 8 weeks for that!! No feedback or guidance. Student services response time was slow. Tutor response ttime to queries was literally non existent… Read Full Review

Icslearn's Response to ElleBe86's Review

Written on: 28/11/2013

We really appreciate your feedback and we would like to get further information from you, to help us improve our service. In the meantime we have passed on the areas of concern to our teams.

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“Very good company”

Written on: 27/11/2013

Very good and helpful when needed, tutors could be more accessible but all in all a good course. Think there should be se sort of government discount available for people wanting tk better themselves… Read Full Review

Icslearn's Comment

Written on: 28/11/2013

We are delighted you had a good learning experience and your comments have been passed onto our teams.

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Icslearn's Comment

Written on: 28/11/2013

We are delighted you had a good learning experience and your comments have been passed onto our teams.

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★★★★☆

“Well worth it' Look forward to comphteing ”

Written on: 27/11/2013

Well worth it' Look forward to comphteing… Read Full Review

Icslearn's Comment

Written on: 28/11/2013

Great to receive your feedback - thanks very much for completing your review and we wish you every success.

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★★★★☆

“Enjoyed it”

Written on: 27/11/2013

Would recommend . Good study materials , however some more references to other sources would be required. Overall not too bad… Read Full Review

Icslearn's Comment

Written on: 28/11/2013

Thanks for taking the time to share your views and your valued feedback has been passed to our teams.

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★★★☆☆

“CIPS for beginner”

Written on: 27/11/2013 by Jaimon01 (1 review written)

I found the literature very easy to read and understand. The coursework arrived quickly so i was able to start the learning straight away. The course is very well put together and has helped me greatly in achieivng what i set out to learn… Read Full Review

Icslearn's Response to Jaimon01's Review

Written on: 28/11/2013

Great to hear the course has helped your achieve your goals and we wish you every success.

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★★★★☆

“Nice and Simple for a new "old" student”

Written on: 27/11/2013

being long in the tooth being 30 years + since I went to school the ICS home study route is a good way to ease yourself back into the world of education… Read Full Review

Icslearn's Comment

Written on: 28/11/2013

We understand it can be really difficult getting back into the way of studying and we are delighted Distance Learning is suited to your needs.

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“Good Enough!”

Written on: 27/11/2013

Overall ICS provide what you need to pass the course. Their only downfall in my opinion is the lack of support from tutors. It would be nice if they contacted you to ask how you were getting on!… Read Full Review

Icslearn's Comment

Written on: 28/11/2013

It's great to hear what our students think so thank you for sharing your views. We are always looking at ways to improve the student experience and your comments have been passed onto our teams.

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“I have found paying for the additional support is a...”

Written on: 21/11/2013

I have found paying for the additional support is a great advantage especially when you have been out of the learning game for a while. I would highly recommend this to friends and colleagues… Read Full Review

Icslearn's Comment

Written on: 23/11/2013

Great to receive your feedback - thanks very much for completing your review.

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“ICS Review”

Written on: 21/11/2013 by cablem (1 review written)

The process of setting up the home learning course couldn't of been any easier with ICS. The products sent through are helpful, easy to use. I would recommend studying with ICS… Read Full Review

Icslearn's Response to cablem's Review

Written on: 23/11/2013

We are delighted you had a great experience and many thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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★★★★☆

“Hard but good”

Written on: 21/11/2013

The course was hard but the results are worth it....... The most difficult thing I found was the self motivation… Read Full Review

Icslearn's Comment

Written on: 23/11/2013

We understand self motivation can be difficult and that is why our dedicated teams are always at hand to help. Thanks for sharing your views.

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“Great for busy people”

Written on: 21/11/2013 by AaronLynes (1 review written)

ICS have a great selection of courses for busy people that don't have days to commit to study every week. Find the hours that work best for you and stick your head down. My only issue is that ICS suggest extra reading material and then never refer to it in the course book??? It would be great if the course referred to sections in the text book. Overall I am very happy about the way the course is going though… Read Full Review

Icslearn's Response to AaronLynes's Review

Written on: 23/11/2013

It's always great to hear what our students think of their experience so thank you for taking the time to post your review. Your valued feedback has been passed to our teams.

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“Personnel Management”

Written on: 18/11/2013

Brilliant Course. I just wish there was a little more content or resources supplied. There are also quite a few spelling mistakes in the course material which is a little annoying. I thought ICS support was great. Very efficient and easy to use online chat services. The tutor was a little slow at marking my first assignment but with a gentle nudge my subsequent assignments were all marked relatively quickly. Overall I am really glad I completed the course. It gives a good base knowledge of the… Read Full Review

Icslearn's Comment

Written on: 18/11/2013

We are always looking at how we can make improvements to the learning experience for our students and we are delighted you enjoyed your studies with us. Thank you for sharing your views which have been passed to our teams.

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“Makeup course.”

Written on: 16/11/2013 by Kerryberry1231 (1 review written)

I started my course 6 months ago, it's a 12 month course. I've now finished my course! I've had a really poor and upsetting experience with ICS, I've requested for my tutor to contact me so many times and to this day she still never called. I was told I'd receive materials which I didn't and no one got back to me so I've spent a lot more buying all I need... I was told I'd receive my certificate as soon as I pass, I've been waiting for it for a month and contacted ICS again on Thursday to be… Read Full Review

Icslearn's Response to Kerryberry1231's Review

Written on: 18/11/2013

It sounds like you have not experienced our usual high standard of service. We would really like the opportunity to look into each area of your concerns and would encourage you to contact our team directly.

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Written on: 18/11/2013

I have tried on several occasions but no one has got back to me

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Icslearn's reply to Kerryberry1231's Comment

Written on: 18/11/2013

Please contact us directly today and ask to speak to the Head of Student Services. This will allow us to look into your concerns and respond accordingly.

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Kerryberry1231's reply to Icslearn's Comment

Written on: 18/11/2013

I'm STILL waiting to be contacted.

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Icslearn's reply to Kerryberry1231's Comment

Written on: 18/11/2013

Thanks for getting in touch with us today and we look forward to speaking to you this afternoon.

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