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Frequently Asked Questions about Acacia Learning Courses
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What will a professional qualification offer?

Both CIPD and AAT qualifications are industry recognised and are greatly respected in their fields. The accreditations help you build your career and enhance the professionalism of an organisation. They can:
• Build your confidence in the workplace
• Allow you to meet other ‘like-minded’ professionals
• Equip you with knowledge and skills that employers are looking for
• Increase your marketability and boost your earning potential

When are the next courses starting?

We have numerous courses starting monthly for both CIPD and AAT qualifications. Contact us to find the next course for your preferred location.

Where are the courses held?

Courses are run in a variety of London locations, throughout the UK and in Gibraltar, Bulgaria and Saudi Arabia. For CIPD courses, if you don’t see the location you require, please contact us on 020 8239 1323 to discuss your needs.

How long do the courses last?

CIPD qualifications are flexible depending on how quickly you want to complete the programme. Most of our CIPD students study over 6 – 9 months but we can put together a package to suit you. The AAT qualifications generally run over a 3-6 month period.

How are courses assessed?

CIPD qualifications: All Intermediate and Foundation levels are assessed by assignment. The Advanced Diploma is assessed by assignments and examinations. The assessment for the Advanced Certificate is dependent on which modules you select.
AAT qualifications: All Foundation and intermediate levels are assessed by practical computer based assessments which are available to sit periodically throughout the year.

Who will be teaching me?

We have a team of highly experienced and qualified practitioners who all have significant business experience and deliver highly interactive and engaging training sessions.

How often do I have to attend?

Our learners typically attend either one evening a week or; two consecutive days a month either in the week or at the weekend. This depends on which course you have selected and how quickly you want to gain the qualification. Call us on 0208 239 1323 to discuss the most appropriate study option to suit your requirements.

What if I have a holiday booked while I am studying?

All modules require 100% attendance, however we do understand that you may have holiday booked or other extenuating circumstances. Therefore, if necessary we can rearrange a module date for you. Students can amend their bookings up to 7 (seven days) before the module start date. Please ensure you contact our student support team as soon as possible so they can reschedule your modules for you.

What is the deadline for enrolling for a course?

Places are allocated on a first come first served basis so it is always best to enrol as soon as you can. Last minute places can become available if students have to withdraw for personal reasons so it’s worth checking should you want to join a course at short notice.

How do I enrol for a course?

Enrolment can be completed by filling in our online enrolment form. You can save your progress as you go and call our course adviser if you have any questions.

Do I get access to university libraries whilst studying my CIPD qualification with Acacia?

No, studying your CIPD qualification does not give you access to university libraries, however we do provide students with access to our comprehensive online resources and student hub. Additionally, the CIPD membership grants you access to the CIPD hub which has a wealth of online resources.

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