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Acacia Learning

4.9 49 reviews

  • Avatar Laurie Wakerley ★★★★★ in the last week
    Very proffessional, amazing tutors and great communication from the student support team!
  • Avatar Rachael Stallibrass ★★★★★ a week ago
    Acacia L is a highly professional and trusted learning organisation. The level of communication provided by the team is faultless and all of the tutors are engaging, knowledgable and genuinely care about the students. The way that the organisation … More has set up the courses allows for a great deal of flexibility if you are undertaking a course, whilst in full-time employment. If you had the desire to work hard and focus on the course you are undertaking then you can easily complete the assessments in your own time.
  • Avatar Craig Nagle ★★★★★ a week ago
    great company that supports students through different and relevant learning modules.

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Student Reviews

Please see below Acacia Learning student success stories and video testimionals.
Time for a career change

COVID-19: Time for a career change?

Why you should consider a career in Human Resources or Learning and Development. Plus read how 4 CIPD students made the move into HR and how studying for a CIPD qualification helped.
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How to change career from retail to human resource

Case Study: How to change career from Retail to Human Resources

Natalie Armitage started her career in retail working at Greggs the UK’s largest bakery chain as a Retail Manager. At 26 she was inspired to switch career and study for a CIPD Human Resource qualification.
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CIPD Student Satisfaction Survey

Student Satisfaction: Acacia ranked as a top quality CIPD training centre

As an Approved CIPD training provider our service quality is independently and regularly assessed by the CIPD, who have ranked us with an equivalent rating to Ofsted’s outstanding.
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CIPD Live Online explained

Jay Glover explains LIVE Online

Acacia tutor Jay Glover explains why Acacia Live Online is such a fantastic way to study for your CIPD qualification.
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Level 5 HR Apprenticeship

Craig Nagle discusses his Level 5 HR Consultant/Partner Apprenticeship

Craig Nagle shares his experience of Level 5 HR Consultant/Partner Apprenticeship with us. As part of his apprenticeship Craig has been taking face-to-face and live online classes to achieve his CIPD Intermediate Diploma in HR Management. “It has really helped me grow within my organisation and with my personal development. I feel that everything I...
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CIPD Level 3

Bei Zhang completed her CIPD Level 3 Diploma and lands her first HR job

Recent graduate Bei Zhang decided to study in London for her CIPD Level 3 Diploma in HR Practice. After completing her diploma in just three months, she has landed her first HR job! We asked Bei to tell us how she found studying with us and what skills and benefits she has gained along the...
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CIPD Student review

Daisy Collins shares her CIPD Level 5 HR Diploma learning journey with us

Daisy Collins graduated with her CIPD Level 5 HR Diploma and shares her learning journey with us. “After looking at the website and reading course reviews, I thought Acacia was the best fit for me. I liked that there were different study options, and locations were easy to get to from my office. I would...
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CIPD student review

Livia Chan on being the best HR professional that she can be

Livia Chan has studied for her CIPD Level 3 Foundation Diploma in HR Practice and the Level 5 Intermediate Diploma in HR Management. As a returning student and somebody who is clearly very diligent and hard working we asked her to share her study journey with fellow students and people professionals.
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CIPD Competency Route

Sara Thomas, Chartered MCIPD | HR Business Partner at UK Space Agency

Sara Thomas, Chartered MCIPD explains why the CIPD Competency Route is a great way to get qualified. “The competency route made it easy for me to identify my skills weakness and areas for improvement and I feel that much of this shortfall has now been addressed by my research and up to date reading material.”...
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CIPD Level 5 testimonial

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 Level 5 Live Online

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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CIPD Level 7 testimonial

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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CIPD Level 5 testimonial

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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CIPD Online testimonial

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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CIPD Level 7 testimonial

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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CIPD Level 7 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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CIPD Level 5 review

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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CIPD Level 5 L&D review

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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CIPD student review

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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CIPD Level 7 review

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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CIPD Level 7 testimonial

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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CIPD Level 5 student testimonial

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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CIPD Level 3 student 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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CIPD Level 5 testimonial

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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CIPD Level 5 testimonial

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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CIPD Level 5 L&D testimonial

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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CIPD Level 7 testimonial

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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Trustpilot Review - Laura-Claire Peters
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