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12 Reasons to Study with Acacia

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If you are looking to develop your HR or L&D career with a new professional CIPD qualification, it’s likely that you are shopping around and comparing different learning providers.

That can be pretty draining — especially when you have to sift through webpage upon webpage to try and find a simple answer to why you should choose that organisation.

With that in mind, we thought we’d lay out simply why studying with us is one of the best career development decisions you could make.

Here are 12 reasons to study CIPD with Acacia Learning!

1)  We are a CIPD Approved centre.

Acacia is a CIPD-approved learning centre, ranked as one of the very best performing in the country. This means that you can trust in the quality of our teaching and learning.

The CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) is one of the biggest professional bodies for the Human Resources and Learning and Development professions in the world. Based in the UK, it’s responsible for regulating quality and standards in the people profession and provides a range of globally recognised HR and L&D qualifications.

Why is that important? Put simply, the CIPD only allows learning providers like us to offer their HR and L&D qualifications if we can prove that we share the same commitment to high quality teaching that the CIPD does.

Our quality of learning and service is regularly and rigorously assessed by the CIPD to ensure that we are offering the very highest standards.

The CIPD have even ranked us with the equivalent rating to Ofsted’s ‘Outstanding’. Here’s what our independent quality feedback report for 2019/20 had to say about our teaching:

“Acacia continues to provide quality tuition across a variety of venues and methods and examination results are high. Student feedback supports the CIPD quality findings and the centre continues to provide high quality CIPD provision. Managers take a keen interest in the running of the centre and drive the maintenance of standards.”

2)  97% student approval rate.

Don’t just take our word for it when it comes to student satisfaction - listen to the hundreds of students who have already studied with us and loved it.

From June to December 2020, we asked 779 CIPD Level 3, 5 and 7 students about their Acacia experience. When the results came in, we found that 97% said that they would recommend us as a learning provider to others.

What’s more, a lot of our students return to study the next CIPD level with us, as well as referring their friends and colleagues.

Marta Yatsenko, who is studying the CIPD Level 7 Diploma with us, says:

“I've been with Acacia since 2015. I've done Level 5 in L&D and now I am close to completing Level 7 in HRM. I could not ask for more. Qualified and open minded tutors, professional environment, diverse teams, excellent admin support.

“Thanks to Acacia I've met so many interesting individuals, exchanged views and learn a lot. 100% value for money (you cannot really put a price on it).”

3)  98% tutor approval rate.

In the same survey, we asked students about their opinion of the quality of teaching and support that our tutors provided.

Overall, 98% of students rated our tutors, student support and study resources highly, reflecting the professionalism and expertise that our tutors bring to Acacia – as well as their enthusiasm!

Having faith in your tutor and being able to trust their expertise is essential when it comes to learning in the classroom and online. You need to be sure that they will help you reach your full potential during your study.

As the results from our survey show, an overwhelming majority of our students really believe in the capability of the Acacia team to help them reach their goals.

4)  99% CIPD pass rate.

As a learning provider, our focus is on empowering you, as an individual, to meet your career development goals, and we leverage all of our award-winning resources to do that: specialist tutors, engaging resources and second-to-none study support.

It’s no surprise then that our overall CIPD pass rate for HR qualifications is 99%, making us one of the best CIPD providers in the world.

And the pass rate for our Middle East students is even better, scoring a full 100%!

5)  Unique Live Online study option.

One of the things that differentiates us from other learning providers is our belief that we learn best together, whether that’s in one of our London classrooms, our Saudi Arabia workshops, or our Live Online courses.

We’re focused on making sure all our students get the benefits of face-to-face learning, even when time or location constraints mean that online study is the best route for them.

As a result, our Live Online CIPD courses are one of a kind. Learners join live online sessions (similar to a Zoom call) with a small group of other students, led by the same tutors as our in-person courses, and get the same group learning experience as they would in a classroom.

Nothing’s pre-recorded – all learning is delivered completely live (hence the name, Live Online!) and we are delighted to say that 98.5% of our students have rated our Live Online sessions as interactive and collaborative.

6)  Convenient classroom courses.

We understand that many people prefer to learn in the traditional way in a classroom (and we love meeting our students face to face!)

With our London classroom courses, you can learn alongside other people professionals at convenient times to suit your schedule.

Depending on what works best for you, you could study one evening a week, one weekend per month, or two weekdays a month.

7)  Great London locations.

With learning locations in The Strand, Waterloo, London Bridge and Bloomsbury and more, studying with Acacia in person is very accessible.

You can easily reach all of these exciting locations by tube, train or bus, which makes joining us relatively easy - even if you’re not based in Central London.

8)  Saudi classroom courses.

We don’t just serve UK students — we also offer classroom courses in Saudi Arabia from learning centres in Al Kohbar, Jeddah and Riyadh.

With the people profession massively expanding in the Middle East, we’re proud to have been leaders in CIPD human resources and L&D qualifications in the region since 2014.

When you study with Acacia, you’re studying with a truly global learning provider – and joining a truly global family!

9)  Amazing tutors.

Our fabulous tutors are all leading practitioners in their fields, with many years of practical work and tutoring experience.

They’re the perfect people to lead you through your study and to help you achieve your objectives - whether you want to get your first big break into the people profession, or you’re looking to achieve a senior role.

Blossom Cardozo, who studied a CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma with us, says:

“Acacia thrives on having some of the best tutors I've been taught by. Acacia managed to hit all types of learning methods through their course.

“The flexibility the course offers works for all individuals, from professionals to students alike. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone that wants to get into the HR field whilst actually retaining useful knowledge to help you grow.”

10)  Passion for learning.

Everything we do stems from our deep passion for learning and helping you reach your potential. We like to think that this passion flows through every session we teach, every question we answer and every event that we host.

If you study with Acacia, you can be sure that you’re studying with people who are passionate about professional development and helping you develop your skills and knowledge.

11. First-class student support.

We know that studying can be difficult at times, and that you might just need some additional support to help you progress. At Acacia, you’re never alone: our student support systems are first-class and are focused on helping you get the most out of your course.

Our tutors and student support team are always on hand to answer any course-related queries you may have. You tutor will even provide unlimited support between classes and submitting your assignments, so you can be sure that you’re achieving your goals.

12. Our student community.

Our students are a key part of what makes Acacia special. When you study with Acacia you join a thriving student community that’s a great place to swap study tips, make friends and network, forging connections that will last a lifetime.

We would love to welcome you to the Acacia Family!

Join one of the thousands of students studying CIPD with Acacia. Get your free course guide and start your career development today.

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