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Student Reviews

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CIPD Live Online | Lauren Owen

Lauren Owen | CIPD Level 5 Live Online Student

Lauren Owens HR and Operations Manager at Womens Aid Federation shares her experience of studying her CIPD Level 5 HR qualification via our Live Online classes. “I’m half way through my CIPD course with Acacia and really enjoying it. The course is great but a lot of work and being able to manage my modules...
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CIPD online review | Borislav Borisov

Borislav Borisov | CIPD Level 5 Live Online International Student

Meet Borislav who is one of our many international students based in Sofia, Bulgaria. He is studying his CIPD Level 5 with us via our Live Online study option. Borislav explains how he has found studying CIPD online and why it’s a great option for anyone who isn’t based in London. With our Live Online CIPD...
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Elisabeth Bucknall CIPD Level 7 training course review

Elisabeth Bucknall | CIPD Advanced Level 7 Student

Elisabeth Bucknall, HR Business Partner at C Space, discusses her CIPD Advanced Level 7 study with Acacia I wanted theory to back up what I was putting into practice everyday at work. One of my favourite things has been the real industry experience the tutors have. They really get the practical application and how things...
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Sarah Bartlett CIPD Level 5 training course review

Sarah Bartlett | CIPD Level 5 review

Sarah Bartlett reviews her time at Acacia. This is what she says: I’ve had a couple of Acacia tutors so far. Tristan uses games which is great for participation and he’s great for support with the learning outcomes. My other tutor Michelle has a world of knowledge and she gives you so much to research...
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Niamh Murphy CIPD level 5 training course review

Niamh Murphy | CIPD Level 5 Review

Niamh Murphy | CIPD Level 5 Review  I had two main tutors and they were both brilliant. They were really good at understanding what your business did and then linking that to the learning outcome. The course has benefited me in so many different ways. I’ve had some instant learning outcomes that I’ve applied to...
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Olivia Charles career development success | CIPD Level 7 Review

CIPD Level 7 review from Acacia Student Olivia Charles, Senior Learning and Development Advisor at Northamptonshire County Council. 
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Scott Gavin student testimonial

Scott Gavin at Aramco Overseas discusses his CIPD learning journey with Acacia Learning

Throughout his studies, Scott managed to master the difficult task of balancing academic achievement and practical application into his workplace.
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Tayo graduates and gets promoted! | CIPD Level 5 Diploma Reviews

Tayo has completed her CIPD level 5 Diploma and developed her HR Management knowledge at Acacia Learning! Since then, she been promoted at work. 
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Aparna | CIPD Case Study

CIPD certification has provided Aparna with relevance and a standard against which she can measure her work. Aparna works for one of the Big Four accounting firms. She is responsible for establishing and rolling out virtual classrooms, and delivering new employee induction programs.
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Becky Sparks Success Story | CIPD level 3 Case Study

Becky Sparks switched career to study the CIPD Foundation Diploma in L&D with us – just 6 weeks after completing her course she landed her first L&D job!
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Sarah West CIPD Level 7 success

Sarah West passes CIPD 7LMP with Distinction!

Well done to Sarah West for passing her CIPD level 7 LMP  module with a Distinction! We love to help our students realise their dreams and our students are transforming their lives through education. They are learning new skills, achieving objectives, and impacting the world. Their stories are unique. That’s why we work closely with...
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Rosie Logan | CIPD Level 7 Review

Rosie Logan passes her CIPD Level 7 Learning Managing and Developing People Module. She reviews her time at Acacia Learning. 1) What made you choose Acacia Learning? Acacia offered a flexible approach to learning. They offered weekend workshops, week night lectures, competency based route and was reasonably priced against other market competitors. I liked the...
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Jo Bristow | CIPD Level 5 Diploma

Jo Bristow talks about her time at Acacia studying her CIPD level 5 Dipolma. 1) What made you choose Acacia Learning? The flexibility of when and how to study. I am working full time and studying to support changing my career into Learning and Development at the same time as being a wife and mum...
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Elmira CIPD Level 3 review

Elmira Bakhshalian | CIPD Level 3 Review

Elmira Bakhshalian tells us about her time studying for her CIPD level 3 at Acacia Learning. What made you choose Acacia Learning? I chose to study the Foundation (Level 3) Certificate in Human Resource Practice at Acacia Learning because of a number of reasons. First and foremost, Acacia’s flexible learning approach enabled me to study...
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Holly McGuigan | CIPD Level 5 Diploma

Holly McGuigan reviews her time at Acacia Learning studying her CIPD level 5 course in L&D. 1) What made you choose Acacia Learning? A colleague of mine recommended Acacia as she had completed her Level 5 HR course. I looked at a number of providers but decided that having the flexibility to study both evenings...
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Ben Gilbey | CIPD Level 5 Diploma

Ben Gilbey tells us about his time at Acacia Learning. Find out what it was like to study a CIPD Level 5 Diploma course. 1) What made you choose Acacia Learning? I chose Acacia learning as I found their website to be the most informative about the CIPD diploma compared to other establishments offering the...
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Jan Holmes | CIPD Level 5 L&D

Jan was new to her Learning and Development (L&D) role so with the support of her employer she was encouraged to study for a CIPD qualification. She had plenty of work experience but not necessarily the knowledge to back it up. Jan’s employer, law firm Taylor Vinters were very supportive and gave her the time...
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Claire Chaundy | CIPD Level 7 | Student of the Year

Claire Chandy talks about her experience studying a CIPD level 7 diploma at Acacia.  She also talks about the Mark Robertson Awards where she won the 2016 award for Student of the Year.
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Tutor Reviews

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Jane Elliott Poxon | Tutor of the month

Our Tutor of the Month Interview with Jane Elliott Poxon: 1) How long have you worked at Acacia Learning and what do you teach? 4 years 2) What are the benefits for professionals of achieving a CIPD qualification? A sense of real personal achievement and a broader understanding of the profession and how it can...
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Kevin Haslam | Tutor of the month

Kevin Haslam is our Tutor of the Month for March 2017! Read on to find out more about Kevin and his role at Acacia Learning. 1) How long have you worked at Acacia Learning and what do you teach? This will be my 8th year at Acacia teaching on foundation and intermediate HR and L&D...
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Stephen Taylor

CIPD Level 7 Employment Law with Dr Stephen Taylor

Why Study Employment Law? Our very popular CIPD Employment Law Module is delivered by Dr Stephen Taylor. Stephen is one of the UK’s top leading experts on the subject. This could be the perfect way to try studying at level 7 whilst gaining a CIPD award in a highly desirable subject.
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Jay Glover | Tutor of the Month

Jay Glover is our Tutor of the Month for March 2017! Read on to find out more about Jay and his role at Acacia Learning. 1) How long have you worked at Acacia Learning and what do you teach? I have been working at Acacia for about 4 years. I teach level 5 Intermediate and...
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Acacia Learning tutor Anne Williams

Anne Williams | Tutor of the month

Well done to Anne for being out Tutor of the Month for February 2017! 1) How long have you worked at Acacia Learning and what do you teach? I started working at Acacia Learning in August 2012, so it will be 5 years this summer! Wow time goes by quickly! I deliver all levels of...
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Marco van Dyk | Tutor of the Month

Marco Van Dyk is our tutor of the month for January 2017! We interviewed Marco about his role at Acacia Learning as well as outside of it. Find out more about him below. 1) How long have you worked at Acacia Learning and what do you teach? I have been with Acacia since October 2015...
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Acacia Tutor Margaret Heath

Margaret Heath | Tutor of the Month

Margaret Heath is our tutor of the month for December 2015! Margaret gave us an account of a day in her life. It talks through her role at Acacia as well as outside of Acacia. Diary of an Acacia Learning Tutor (Margaret – tutor of the month) On Saturday 26th September I flew from Heathrow...
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