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Student Reviews

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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 favorite things has been the real industry experience the tutors have. They really get the practical application and how things play out in a real life situation. It’s given me great confidence and credibility at work. Having...
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Sarah Bartlett HR Advisor at Quattro Plant tells us about studying for her CIPD Level 5 course

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 and learn more. It’s benefited my current role because I’ve been able...
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Niamh Murphy tells us about studying for her Level 5 CIPD course

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 my role and its given me more...
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Olivia Charles HR career development success story

Olivia Charles, Senior Learning and Development Advisor at Northamptonshire County Council explains her CIPD Advanced Level 7 Certificate study with Acacia.
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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 with her CIPD Level 5 Diploma in HR Management

Tayo has developed her HR Management knowledge and been promoted at work since studying CIPD at Acacia Learning!
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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 and is responsible for establishing and rolling out virtual classrooms and delivering new employee induction programs.
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Becky Sparks lands her first L&D job just 6 weeks after completing her CIPD course!

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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Acacia Student Sarah West passes CIPD 7LMP with 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 our students to understand their particular interests, needs, and aspirations. One of these students is Sarah...
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Rosie Logan passes her CIPD Level 7 Learning Managing and Developing People Module

1) What made you choose Acacia Learning? Acacia offered a flexible approach to learning (weekend workshops, week night lectures, competency based route) and was reasonably priced against other market competitors. I liked the way the venues were all located in central London and the 4 compulsory CIPD modules, with the ability to pick 4 non-core...
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Jo Bristow – CIPD Level 5 Diploma in HR

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 to 2 children. Being able to flex how quickly or slowly to take modules...
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Elmira Bakhshalian – CIPD Foundation Certificate in HR Practice

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 my course part time (one evening per week) whilst working full-time, giving me the best of...
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Holly McGuigan CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Learning and Development

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 & weekends and complete my course done at a pace that suited me. 2) What did...
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Ben Gilbey CIPD Level 5 HRM Diploma

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 course. Also the locations was ideal for me and the proximity to my workplace meant I could easily attend evening classes. 2) What did...
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Jan Holmes CIPD Level 5 Learning and Development Diploma

Jan was new to her 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 and financial support...
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Claire Chaundy CIPD Level 7 HRD – Mark Robertson Student of the Year Winner

Claire Chaundy chose to study the CIPD level 7 HRD diploma with Acacia Learning due to the flexibility and excellent teaching reputation. She mixed the taught classes with the competency route. Taking this course of study meant she felt she got the best of both worlds. Getting to network with her peers in the taught...
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Tutor Reviews

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Tutor of the month: 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 add value. 3) What do you like most about being...
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Tutor of the month: Kevin Haslam

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 programmes, both quite different, however both focused on developing the business, employee skills, competencies and knowledge. 2) What are the benefits for professionals of achieving...
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CIPD Level 7 Employment Law Award with Dr Stephen Taylor

Why Study Employment Law? Our very popular CIPD Employment Law Module is delivered by Dr Stephen Taylor, who is one of the UK’s top leading experts on the subject. If you’d like an introduction to studying at level 7 this could be the perfect way to try it out whilst gaining a CIPD award in...
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Tutor of the Month: Jay Glover

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 design and deliver blended learning modules for Acacia. 2) What are the benefits for professionals of achieving a CIPD qualification? There are so many advantages....
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Acacia Learning tutor Anne Williams

Tutor of the month: Anne Williams

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 programmes at Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced levels and via all methods of delivery including...
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Tutor of the Month: Marco vanDyk

1) How long have you worked at Acacia Learning and what do you teach? I have been with Acacia since October 2015 and teach most of the L3 and L5 HR modules with occasional teaching on both L3 and L5 of the L&D course, so a bit of everything really. Both in class delivery as...
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Tutor of the Month: Margaret Heath

Diary of an Acacia Learning Tutor (Margaret – tutor of the month) On Saturday 26th September I flew from Heathrow to Khartoum, with Etihad Airways. I arrived midday on Sunday and Mawahib and her daughter Ola greeted me and took me to the hotel. Both were extremely welcoming. Mawahib is highly qualified and well travelled...
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