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Undergraduate Degrees and Professional Qualifications Prospectus

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The World’s No 1 in Home Learning Welcome to ICS – The World’s No.1 in Home Learning With ICS you can become the person you want to be. How can we be so sure? Because over 13 million people just like you have already achieved their professional and personal goals with our help.

Your true

potential can be realised through the knowledge,

skills and qualifications that studying from home with

ICS can give you

ICS has been at the heart of home study for over a hundred years, and we continue to strive to be at the forefront of distance learning.

So What makes our courses so popular? Well, with ICS you do all of your studying at your own pace, from the comfort of your own home. So whether you’re employed, have a family to look after or are currently in-between jobs, you’ll find our flexible approach to learning is ideal. You’ll also benefit from having 24 hour online access to student services as well as your very own Mentor and Academic Tutor for support. What’s more, as our courses are structured in small, manageable units, you’ll find learning with ICS is easy and enjoyable. We even offer a great range of interest free payment options to make studying with us more affordable – especially compared to the increasing costs of University fees.

Our commitment to you We are members of the British Institute for Learning and Development (BILD – formerly BLA) and we are accredited by the ODLQC, the national body for quality in open and distance learning so you can be assured of our quality and commitment to you. I’m sure you’ll find the whole ICS learning experience extremely enjoyable and effective and I look forward to welcoming you as a student.

Julie Forsyth Education Services Director.

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Contents

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Introduction Our Degree Partners

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The Benefits of Studying with ICS

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How Our Degrees Work

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Different Routes Available

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Psychology

Education

BA (Hons) Education and Community Development

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BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

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BA (Hons) Education with Psychology Studies

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Health and Social Care

BA (Hons) Psychology Studies

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BA (Hons) Psychology Studies and Criminology

BA (Hons) Social Care

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BA (Hons) Health and Social Care

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BSc (Hons) Health Services Management

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BSc (Hons) Public Health

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BA (Hons) Social Care with Counselling Studies

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BSc (Hons) Health Studies with Counselling Studies

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BA (Hons) Psychology Studies with Counselling Studies BA (Hons) Psychology Studies with Education

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Law

LLB (Hons) Law

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BA (Hons) Law with Criminology

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BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice

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Business Management

BA (Hons) Business Management (Human Resources)

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BA (Hons) Business Management and Law

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Nursing

BSc Nursing (Top-up Degree)

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Professional Qualifications

CIPD CBAAPS

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CIPD Leadership and Management

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CIPD People Management and Development

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CIPD Applied Personnel and Development

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BA (Hons) Business Management (Finance)

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CIPD Electives

BA (Hons) Business Management (Marketing)

CIMA Accounting Qualification

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CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing

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Our Degree Partners

A real degree from a real university gives you real opportunities in life!

Our partnership with the University of East London The University of East London is a modern, vibrant University with over 100 years of experience and over 20,000 students. They aim to give their students an enthusiasm for new ideas, new knowledge and new learning, and the opportunities to excel in their chosen careers. A key goal for UEL and ICS is to enable you to successfully balance study, work and family commitments. UEL is committed to new methods of learning, and the ICS approach to studying degrees at home is a part of this. Through our partnership with UEL, you can study for the degree qualification you’ve always wanted without disrupting your current way of life. Together with UEL, we’ve developed our courses to encourage wider access to, and greater social inclusion in, Higher Education.

You're in good company UEL graduates include Film Director, Ken Russell, Editor of Heat Magazine, Mark Firth, Bollywood Actress and successful businesswoman, Honey Kalaria and Cabinet Minister, Hilary Armstrong MP.

Recognised as one of the UK’s leading modern universities and rated among the top ten post-1992 universities for research. UEL has been awarded broad confidence (the highest status achievable) by the Quality Assurance Agency for their management, quality of programmes and academic standard of their degrees.

Napier University is a modern and vibrant enterprise dedicated to supplying educational services which are relevant to the needs of today's students and employers.

With more than 300 staff and over 4,000 students, the Faculty of Health, Life & Social Sciences at Napier is a European leader in this sector of higher education and the largest provider of nursing and midwifery professionals in Scotland.

Located in the centre of Edinburgh, the university has over 13,000 students. They aim to offer creatively designed courses, flexible study methods, accessible routes to higher education and to ensure graduates success in a competitive job market.

Some well-known graduates include film director Lynne Ramsay, photographer Colin Baxter and Liz McAreavey, entrepreneur and restaurateur.

Our Nursing Degree in partnership with Edinburgh’s Napier University

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The benefits of studying with

ICS What our degrees can do for you Recent studies have identified the key attributes sought by employers when recruiting graduates. These include many interpersonal and selfmanagement skills, often ranking above academic merit. Choosing to study a degree by distance learning demonstrates to employers that you not only have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding, but also that you can manage time effectively, are selfmotivated and already have a good work ethic – qualities that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Save money by choosing ICS Choosing to study a university degree by distance learning could leave you more than £33,500* better off compared to studying the equivalent degree at a campus-based university. Plus, with the introduction of top-up fees in England and Wales, some University courses are becoming out of the financial reach of many people.

How would you like to take lectures in your living room, or attend seminars on your sofa? Well, with ICS you can. You learn in your own time, at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home. So you really are in control.

Getting a degree can help you move up the career ladder or satisfy a hunger to learn more about subjects that have always fascinated you. Whatever your goal, we can help you realise your full potential, stand out from the crowd and show who you really are.

One of the clearest benefits of studying your degree at home with ICS is that you can avoid such huge payments – and stay clear of the average graduate debt of £14,779**. * The Telegraph, 16th August 2006 ** NatWest Student Money Matters, The Telegraph, 16th August 2006

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Studying at home doesn’t mean studying alone The benefits of studying with ICS Although you're studying at home, you're never alone. We always ensure you have all of the help and assistance you need – this starts with your comprehensive induction pack, which has all the information you need to prepare for your studies. You'll have the individual attention of a specific subject tutor for each module you study, who you can contact via your mentor, or directly via the ICS Online Student Community. Our team of dedicated mentors will help you with general needs and answer any administrative queries you have. Simply pick up the phone or send them an e-mail, and you know you'll get a fast response. Your mentor will also contact you at regular intervals – firstly, to welcome you and agree a study plan, and then to discuss your progress and remind you about deadlines.

Helping you every step of the way

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ICS Online Student Community The ICS Online Student Community is an excellent way to contact other students or get study tips and advice. The facility allows you to: 4 chat with other students in our Discussion Forum 4 enter our Resource Library to access the latest course support material 4 submit assessments or queries 4 manage your account 4 access online customer services

As a degree student with ICS, you'll also be able to take advantage of the UK Libraries Plus System during your studies.

4 give us feedback through online surveys

During your studies you are guaranteed all this support for a set period – all within the cost of your course. This support period is determined by the route you choose to study on and will be discussed with your course advisor prior to enrolment. And if you find you need to extend this period, you can call us and we will be happy to discuss this with you.

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How our degrees work

How does the programme work?*

What qualifications do I need to start a course?*

To earn an Honours Degree you must successfully complete the equivalent of 18 modules or 360 credits. But you can choose to start with one or two modules first, just to see if it's the right course for you, before committing yourself to a full degree. There's also the option to take some modules individually as part of your own continuing professional or personal development.

All you have to do is speak to one of our specialist course advisors to find the right entry level for you. If you want to enrol on either the whole of the first level or the full programme, you must hold a minimum number of UCAS (Universities and College Admission Service) tariff points. Qualifications such as A Levels, GNVQs, BTEC awards, Scottish or Irish Highers all count towards these points – our course advisors will be happy to discuss this with you when you call. If you don’t have sufficient UCAS points, you can still enrol on one or two modules. Once successfully completed, you can go on to study the rest of the degree.

How is my work assessed? There are a number of assessments that you complete as part of your course and forward to your academic tutor for grading and comment. You're also required to take a final assessment at the end of each module. This could take the form of coursework or an exam. Exam venues are located across the UK and take place twice a year. Please note that there are additional assessment fees for each module.

* For Nursing please see page 57

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We can help you build a successful future one module at a time What if I need help? Our tutors are renowned academics chosen from various worldclass universities and successful companies. You can communicate with them via email and at certain times through discussion forum postings. You'll benefit from a team of dedicated mentors who can help you with general needs and answer any administrative queries you might have. Just contact your mentor via phone, e-mail and post – and you know you'll get a fast response. Your mentor will also contact you at regular intervals. Firstly, to welcome you and agree a study plan, and then to discuss your progress and remind you about deadlines. You'll also have the full support of our team of dedicated student advisors who are there to answer your general queries and make the whole study process as rewarding as possible.

How long will it take? Each 20 credit module requires 200 hours of study, which means if you study part-time you should be able to complete one module or two modules within 6 months. Your final assessment must be taken following completion of each module, and the duration of the programme depends on how many modules you take at a time. Main assessments will be offered twice a year and your mentor will provide you with an individual study plan to ensure realistic aims are set.

How might it work for me? Here are a couple of examples showing how your programme might work: 4 You could choose to enrol in October and study one module for completion in the March session – then take a further two modules to sit at the September session. 4 Alternatively, you might want to enrol for a full level in May, study three modules and enter for assessment at the September session and the remaining three modules the following March. There's sure to be a combination to suit you – and a course advisor will be happy to discuss your options when you call.

Remember, you can enrol at anytime and start studying straight away!

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A flexible way to aim for degree success What does project work involve?* The final year project involves conducting an empirical investigation of a topic related to your course. Your studies at Levels 1 and 2 will ensure you are fully prepared to undertake the Project at Level 3. To help with your project, you'll have regular telephone and e-mail contact with a personal tutor with expertise in your subject area.

Which qualification will you aim for?*

How your progress is assessed* We assess your knowledge and skills through a mixture of coursework and examination. Coursework takes the shape of essays, logs, research projects and practical tasks. As your confidence and abilities grow, across Levels 2 and 3, the emphasis may shift to examination-based assessment. But don't worry, you only move on to the next Level when you think you're ready.

We give you a second, third and fourth chance to get it right At ICS we allow you to take an assessment up to four times (three times for a qualifying law degree), so you don't have to worry about not getting everything right first time. You can sit exams at a number of education centres across the UK (all assessment fees are additional to your course costs).

When you successfully complete a module you will gain 20 credits. In order to gain an Honours Degree, you will need to obtain a total of 360 credits – 120 credits at each level. However, if you prefer to graduate early, you can choose from the following awards: 4 Ordinary Degree with a total of 300 credits 4 Diploma of Higher Education with 240 credits 4 Certificate of Higher Education with 120 credits 4 University Undergraduate Certificate with 40 credits 4 University Undergraduate Associate Certificate with 20 credits Remember that whichever option you choose, you will receive only one final award.

* For Nursing please see page 57

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Different routes available Enjoy greater flexibility* With our undergraduate courses, you can enrol at any time of the year and there are an infinite number of places available. So you can avoid the uncertainty of things like clearing and enjoy greater flexibility – something that sets us apart from many other learning institutions. Depending on the date you choose to enrol, you will be advised as to a realistic study plan, based on the time you have available for study and suitable assessment dates. Route 1: One module

Do you have the required UCAS points?

Yes

No

Route 2: Two modules You will need to start with Routes 1 or 2 if you don't have the sufficient UCAS (Universities and Colleges Admissions Service) tariff points. By taking one or two modules at a time, you can build your level of knowledge and experience of the degree programme and move onto the next module when you're ready.

Do you have sufficient work related experience?

Yes

Route 3: One level Route 4: Full degree These routes are ideal if you hold the required UCAS tariff points, as they will save you money in the long run. If you need help calculating how many UCAS points you have, or simply want to discuss which route might be best for you, please don't hesitate to call us on 0800 096 8436. Our course advisors will be happy to help.

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You could get started on 1 or 2 modules

You could enrol on 1 or 2 modules

You could enrol on 1 Level or the full degree programme

* For Nursing please see page 57

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Take control of your life with ICS Why not choose a degree to suit you? Psychology (Pages 12-20) 4 BA (Hons) Psychology Studies

The benefits of studying with ICS. •

You can fit your degree course around your life

You choose when and where you want to study.

Get help and advice along the way from your tutor.

Log on to our online student community, at any time of the day, for information and to chat to fellow students.

Earn the degree qualification you want – from a credible University.

4 BA (Hons) Psychology Studies and Criminology 4 BA (Hons) Psychology Studies with Counselling Studies 4 BA (Hons) Psychology Studies with Education Law (Pages 21-27) 4 LLB (Hons) Law 4 BA (Hons) Law with Criminology 4 BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice Business Management (Pages 28-36) 4 BA (Hons) Business Management and Law

So what’s next? Now you know the benefits of studying from home with ICS, simply choose one of our degree courses and start moving your life in the right direction. In the next section, we’ll give you all of the information on each of our courses, together with module and structure details, to help you make the right decision about your future. You’ll also find more detailed information about each of the course modules on our website at icslearn.co.uk.

4 BA (Hons) Business Management (Human Resources) 4 BA (Hons) Business Management (Finance) 4 BA (Hons) Business Management (Marketing) Education (Pages 37-43) 4 BA (Hons) Education and Community Development 4 BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies 4 BA (Hons) Education with Psychology Studies Health and Social Care (Pages 44-56) 4 BA (Hons) Social Care 4 BA (Hons) Health and Social Care 4 BSc (Hons) Health Services Management 4 BSc (Hons) Public Health 4 BA (Hons) Social Care with Counselling Studies 4 BSc (Hons) Health Studies with Counselling Studies Nursing (Page 57-58) 4 BSc Nursing (Top-up Degree)

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Psychology

Psychology +BA (Hons) Psychology Studies +BA (Hons) Psychology Studies and Criminology +BA (Hons) Psychology Studies with Counselling Studies +BA (Hons) Psychology Studies with Education

A degree in psychology isn’t just a valued qualification that opens a lot of doors. It’s also an opportunity to learn more about people, giving you skills and knowledge that will help you in your day-to-day life. After all, the more you understand people, the greater your insight into the way they behave in different situations – helping you get the best out of them. All our Psychology degrees are validated by the University of East London.

“I chose to study BA Psychology Studies with ICS because I work as a teacher and I wanted to be able to understand the children’s needs and behaviour better. The course is ideal! It’s well structured, easy to understand and the flexibility of being able to study where and when I want is a real benefit.” Eve De Maertelaere Southend-on-Sea

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BA (Hons) Psychology Studies

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What’s different about studying Psychology Studies with ICS? This is a broad-based degree, giving you a sound preparation for a wide range of careers, and all course materials are designed by experts in the fields of psychology. Your degree is built up by individual modules, so you could achieve your goal step by step – whether you want to do it quickly or take your time. Plus, recent studies have identified the key attributes sought by employers when recruiting graduates. These include many interpersonal and self-management skills, often ranking above academic merit. Choosing to study your BA (Hons) Psychology Studies degree by distance learning demonstrates to employers that you not only have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding, but also that you can manage time effectively, are selfmotivated and already have a good work ethic – qualities that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Is this the right degree for you?

The knowledge and insights you gain through studying psychology will help you progress in a wide range of different careers.

A deeper understanding of human behaviour Psychology is the study of behaviour and mental processes. It aims to understand how people think and what they do – as well as gaining an understanding of their deeper motivations. Psychology has many applications across a broad range of areas, including clinical psychology, forensic psychology, and occupational psychology – which opens up a wide range of career paths for you.

If you can answer yes to the questions below, then you’ll find that studying for a Psychology Studies degree could be the right move for your career. 4 Are you intrigued by why people behave the way they do? 4 Do you enjoy problem solving and decision making? 4 Would you like to learn how psychologists can help others? 4 Do you want to open up the possibility of further studies? 4 Would you like to devise and carry out studies to explore human behaviour and motivations? 4 Do you want flexible skills that can be used in a large range of careers?

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Gain a deeper understanding of people Programme Structure The three levels of the BA (Hons) Psychology Studies programme are each made up of six modules, as you’ll see below. For detailed information on each module visit icslearn.co.uk.

LEVEL 1 Skills for Learning and Psychology 6 Introduction to Psychology 1 6 Statistics in Psychological Research 6 Introduction to Psychology 2 6 Research Issues, Methods and Ethics 6 Applications of Psychology LEVEL 2 Individual Differences 6 Neuropsychology 6 Developmental Psychology 6 Social Psychology 6 Advanced Research Methods 6 Cognitive Psychology LEVEL 3 Professional Development and Advanced Issues 6 Work Psychology 6 Psychology of Education 6 Professional Psychological Studies 6 Forensic Psychology 6 Clinical Psychology

Where could a Psychology Studies degree take you? The breadth of what you'll learn studying for a degree in Psychology means that this is a qualification that's highly relevant to a wide range of areas of work – taking in everything from social work to marketing, education to human resource management. Some students may choose to take BPS (British Psychological Society) qualifying exams in order to pursue studies within the profession – in educational, clinical, occupational or forensic psychology. As well as covering subjects that are specific to psychology, studying for this degree gives you excellent training in other areas, such as data collection, analysis, IT skills, communication skills and report writing – preparing you for working in areas unrelated to psychology.

How this course will build your skills As with any degree, your course will do more than increase your understanding of psychology. As well as building your specific skills and knowledge, you’ll find it helps in broader areas too – for example, improving your thinking and communication abilities.

Improve your thinking skills 4 Learn how to analyse and interpret evidence 4 Develop your scientific reasoning 4 Enhance your critical thinking 4 Gain an appreciation of multiple perspectives and approaches

Learn specific skills 4 Discover how to design and conduct research 4 Learn how to analyse and interpret both quantitative and qualitative data 4 Understand the issues involved in research on human behaviour

Enhance your general life and work skills 4 Develop your communication skills 4 Enhance your numeracy, including statistical skills 4 Build your self-awareness 4 Improve your planning and time-management

Gain specialist knowledge 4 Learn about the core areas including Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Individual Differences 4 Study practical applications such as Forensic Psychology and Clinical Psychology 4 Apply theory to real-life experience 4 Learn about research paradigms, methods and measurement techniques 4 Understand the background and structure of the profession

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BA (Hons) Psychology Studies and Criminology

What’s different about studying Psychology Studies and Criminology with ICS? This is a broad-based degree, giving you a sound preparation for a wide range of careers, and all course materials are designed by experts in the fields of psychology. Your degree is built up by individual modules, so you could achieve your goal step by step – whether you want to do it quickly or take your time. Plus, recent studies have identified the key attributes sought by employers when recruiting graduates. These include many interpersonal and self-management skills, often ranking above academic merit. Choosing to study your BA (Hons) Psychology Studies and Criminology degree by distance learning demonstrates to employers that you not only have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding, but also that you can manage time effectively, are self-motivated and already have a good work ethic – qualities that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Is this the right degree for you?

Criminology offers a deeper understanding of crime and its causes – making it an exciting and very contemporary area of psychology.

Gain an insight into crime and it’s causes Interest in crime and its causes has perhaps never been greater. Is society's fear of crime justified? What are the solutions? Criminology aims to bring fresh insight to our understanding of crime – so it's not surprising that criminologists are more in demand than ever. This fascinating discipline, combined with the study of psychology, makes this degree an excellent choice if you are interested in what makes people tick – and the cause and effect of crime. Criminology brings together several different disciplines, including sociology and legal studies as well as psychology. It has developed rapidly, in response to society’s increasing concern about the problem of crime and its effect on society.

If you can answer yes to the questions below, then you’ll find that studying for a Psychology Studies and Criminology degree could be the right move for your career. 4 Are you intrigued by why people behave the way they do? 4 Do you enjoy problem solving and decision making? 4 Are you interested in the study of crime – and society’s response to crime? 4 Would you like to gain specialist knowledge that allows you to help people? 4 Do you want skills that can be used in a large range of careers?

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Uncover fresh insights into crime and society Where could a Psychology Studies and Criminology degree take you?

Programme Structure As you’ll see below, levels 1 and 2 of the BA (Hons) Psychology Studies and Criminology course are made up of 6 modules and Level 3 has 5 modules. For detailed information on each module visit icslearn.co.uk.

LEVEL 1 Skills for Learning and Psychology and Criminology 6 Introduction to Psychology 1 6 Criminal Justice Process 6 Introduction to Psychology 2 6 Research Issues, Methods and Ethics in Psychology and Criminology 6 Contemporary Issues in Criminology

As well as covering subjects that are specific to psychology and criminology, studying for this degree also gives you excellent training in other areas, such as data collection, analysis, IT skills, communication skills and report writing. So it also prepares you for working in other careers.

LEVEL 2

As with any degree, your course will do more than increase your understanding of criminology and psychology. As well as building your specific skills and knowledge, you’ll find it helps in broader areas too – for example, improving your thinking and communication abilities.

How this course will build your skills

Individual Differences 6 Crime and Social History 6 Social Psychology 6 Prison Studies 6 Developmental Psychology 6 Theoretical Criminology

4 Learn how to analyse and interpret evidence 4 Develop your scientific reasoning 4 Enhance your critical thinking 4 Gain an appreciation of multiple perspectives and approaches

Learn specific skills 4 Discover how to design and conduct research 4 Learn how to analyse and interpret both quantitative and qualitative data 4 Understand the issues involved in research on human behaviour

Enhance your general life and work skills 4 Develop your communication skills 4 Enhance your numeracy, including statistical skills 4 Build your self-awareness 4 Improve your planning and time-management

Gain specialist knowledge 4 Learn about the core areas including Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Individual Differences

LEVEL 3 Forensic Psychology 6 Mental Disordered Suspects, Defendants and Offenders 6 Clinical Psychology 6 Crime, Deviance and Culture 6 Empirical Research Project*

4 Study practical applications such as Forensic Psychology and Clinical Psychology 4 Gain an understanding of the criminal justice system 4 Apply theory to real-life experience 4 Learn about criminal theory, issues in criminology and the nature of crime

*Equivalent to 2 modules

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A degree in Psychology Studies and Criminology is highly relevant to a wide range of areas of work. The police force, private security and the probation service of course – but it’s also a valuable qualification if you’re interested in working in social welfare or education, local and national government, or community work.

Improve your thinking skills

4 Understand how psychology and criminology complement each other

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BA (Hons) Psychology Studies with Counselling Studies

What’s different about studying Psychology Studies with Counselling Studies with ICS? This is a broad-based degree, giving you a sound preparation for a wide range of careers, and all course materials are designed by experts in the fields of psychology. Your degree is built up by individual modules, so you could achieve your goal step by step – whether you want to do it quickly or take your time. Plus, recent studies have identified the key attributes sought by employers when recruiting graduates. These include many interpersonal and self-management skills, often ranking above academic merit. Choosing to study your BA (Hons) Psychology Studies with Counselling Studies degree by distance learning demonstrates to employers that you not only have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding, but also that you can manage time effectively, are self-motivated and already have a good work ethic – qualities that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Is this the right degree for you?

Having an understanding of psychology and counselling will increase your interpersonal abilities and can help you in a wide variety of careers.

Gain a deeper understanding of people Want to gain a deeper understanding of how people behave – as well as an insight into how to get the best out of them? This degree is the answer. Offering a stimulating combination of psychology and counselling skills, this course gives you essential knowledge you can apply to virtually any career. The BA (Hons) Psychology Studies with Counselling Studies programme helps you understand how counselling fits within the overall discipline of psychology. So, as well as finding out more about behaviour and mental processes, you’ll learn about skills and techniques used in counselling.

If you can answer yes to the questions below, then you’ll find that studying for a Psychology Studies with Counselling Studies degree could be the right move for your career. 4 Are you intrigued by the causes of people’s behaviour as well as the factors that influence it? 4 Would you like to improve your interpersonal skills and self-awareness? 4 Do you want to design and carry out studies exploring the factors influencing behaviour? 4 Are you interested in discovering how psychologists and counsellors help people?

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Learn to understand and help others Programme Structure As you’ll see below, each level of the BA (Hons) Psychology Studies with Counselling Studies course is made up of 6 modules. For detailed information on each module visit icslearn.co.uk.

LEVEL 1 Skills for Learning and Psychology 6 Introduction to Psychology 1 6 Introduction to Counselling Psychology 6 Introduction to Psychology 2 6 Research Methods and Statistics 1 6 Interpersonal Skills 1 LEVEL 2 Cognitive Psychology/Psychobiology 6 Research Methods and Statistics 2 6 Interpersonal Skills 2 6 Personality and Developmental Psychology 6 Social Psychology 6 Psychology of Mental Health LEVEL 3 Professional Development and Advanced Issues 6 Professional Psychological Studies 6 Clinical Psychology 6 Advanced Issues in Counselling Theory 6 Health Psychology 6 Psychology of Relationships

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Where could a Psychology Studies with Counselling Studies degree take you? Many graduates find success in careers that aren’t psychology-related, but where their training is useful. Career opportunities include jobs within social welfare or education. But the qualification can also open doors to areas such as advertising, media and market research. Alternatively, if you want to pursue a professional qualification in Psychology or Counselling, this course will provide an excellent introduction to further study in these fascinating areas.

How this course will build your skills As with any degree, your course will do more than increase your understanding of psychology and counselling issues. As well as building your specific skills and knowledge, you’ll find it helps in broader areas too – for example, improving your thinking and communication abilities.

Gain specialist knowledge 4 Understand the core areas of psychology 4 Learn about specific applications, such as clinical psychology 4 Discover the nature and scope of Counselling Psychology 4 Become familiar with the basic principles and processes of communicating

Improve your thinking skills 4 Examine the inter-relationships of psychology and other relevant disciplines, including counselling psychology 4 Increase your sensitivity towards the interplay between society, culture, and experience 4 Know how to analyse the processes underpinning counselling skills

Learn specific skills 4 Be able to design and conduct research 4 Discover the psychological mechanisms involved in unhelpful behaviours 4 Set goals for a proposed process of counselling 4 Gain a deeper awareness of ethical issues and principles in research

Enhance your general life and work skills 4 Improve your written communication abilities 4 Improve your planning and time-management 4 Develop flexible and reflective thinking 4 Recognise the value of, and demonstrate a degree of, self-awareness 4 Improve your numeracy and statistical competence

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BA (Hons) Psychology Studies with Education

What’s different about studying Psychology Studies with Education from ICS? This is a broad-based degree, giving you a sound preparation for a wide range of careers, and all course materials are designed by experts in the fields of psychology and education. Your degree is built up by individual modules, so you could achieve your goal step by step – whether you want to do it quickly or take your time. Plus, recent studies have identified the key attributes sought by employers when recruiting graduates. These include many interpersonal and self-management skills, often ranking above academic merit. Choosing to study your BA (Hons) Psychology Studies with Education degree by distance learning demonstrates to employers that you not only have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding, but also that you can manage time effectively, are self-motivated and already have a good work ethic – qualities that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Is this the right degree for you?

Combine the understanding of people’s behaviours and motivations with the core aspects of education.

Discover how psychology and education combine If you’re aiming for a career in Psychology, this degree programme will give you the knowledge you need to achieve your goals. Your main focus will be Psychology and you will gain valuable insights into people’s behaviour and motivations. However you will also have the opportunity to find out more about learning and the education system. The BA (Hons) Psychology with Education degree helps you understand the psychological aspects of learning and offers an introduction to the core aspects of education: Sociology of Education, Community Development and the Contemporary Issues in Education and Training.

If you can answer yes to the questions below, then you’ll find that studying for a Psychology Studies with Education degree could be the right move for your career. 4 Are you intrigued by why people behave the way they do? 4 Would you like to learn how psychologists can help others? 4 Are you interested in a career in education? 4 Would you like to know more about learning theories and personal development? 4 Are you fascinated by problem solving and creative thinking? 4 Do you want flexible skills that can be used in a large range of careers?

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Programme Structure As you’ll see below Level 1 and 2 have 4 core modules and you must choose 2 from 4/5 optional modules. At level 3 there are 2 core modules and then you must choose 2 from 5 Psychology modules and another 2 from 4 Education modules. For detailed information of each module visit icslearn.co.uk

Understand the psychological aspects of learning

LEVEL 1 Skills for Learning and Psychology (core)

6 Introduction to Psychology 1 (core) 6 Introduction to Psychology 2 (core) 6

Research Methods and Statistics 1 (core)

6

Sociology of Education (option)

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Communities, Learning and Education (option)

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Diaspora Communities in the UK (option)

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Sociological Perspectives of Childhood and Child Development (option)

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An Introduction to Citizenship (option)

LEVEL 2 Social Psychology (core)

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Cognitive Psychology/Psychobiology (core)

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Research Methods and Statistics 2 (core)

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Personality and Developmental Psychology (core)

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Community Development, Politics, Policy and Practice (option)

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Social Policy and Legislation for Children and Families (option)

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Creative Writing, Fiction and Community (option)

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Key Concepts in Citizenship (option)

LEVEL 3 Professional Development & Advanced Issues (core)

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Professional Psychological Studies (core)

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Psychology of Education (option)

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Work Psychology (option)

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Forensic Psychology (option)

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Where could a Psychology Studies with Education degree take you? Once you’ve successfully completed the Psychology Studies with Education degree, you'll have a qualification that's highly relevant to a wide range of areas of work – from social work to marketing. Some students may choose to further pursue studies.

4 Enhance your critical thinking 4 Gain an appreciation of multiple perspectives and approaches

As with any degree, your course will do more than increase your understanding of Psychology and Education issues. As well as building your specific skills and knowledge, you’ll find it helps in broader areas too – for example, improving your thinking and communication abilities.

4 Be able to design and conduct research

Gain specialist knowledge 4 Learn about the core areas of psychology as related to humans including physiological and biological development, cognitive psychology, social psychology, developmental psychology, neuropsychology and individual differences 4 Study practical applications of psychology including work psychology, educational psychology, forensic psychology and clinical psychology

4 Discover how to analyse and interpret quantitative and qualitative data 4 Gain a deeper awareness of ethical issues and principles in research on human behaviour

Enhance your general life and work skills 4 Develop your communication skills 4 Enhance your numeracy, including statistical skills 4 Build your self-awareness 4 Improve your planning and time management 4 Employability skills

4 Learn about research paradigms, methods and measurement techniques 4 Apply theory to real life experience 4 Understand the background and structure of the profession

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4 Develop your scientific reasoning

Learn specific skills

Health Psychology (option) Educational Issues and Special Educational Needs (option)

4 Understand how to analyse and interpret evidence

How this course will build your skills

Clinical Psychology (option)

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Improve your thinking skills

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Contemporary Issues in Education and Training (option)

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Community Arts Education in Transition (option)

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Multicultural and Global Citizenship (option)

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Law

Law

+LLB (Hons) Law +BA (Hons) Law with Criminology +BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice

All our law degrees are validated by the University of East London. Our LLB (Hons) Law and BA (Hons) Law with Criminology have also been validated by the Law Society and The General Council of the Bar, making them both qualifying Law Degrees that lead to a wide variety of careers.

“I try to do some study every day, but you can work for half an hour here and half an hour there as it suits you. It’s not like going back to college, because you can keep working while you’re studying. Once I’ve got the qualification under my belt, it’ll give me more choices in what I want to do.” Craig Young Dundee

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LLB (Hons) Law

What’s different about studying Law with ICS This is a broad-based degree, giving you a sound preparation for a wide range of careers, and all course materials are designed by law experts. Your degree is built up by individual modules, so you could achieve your goal step by step – whether you want to do it quickly or take your time. Plus, recent studies have identified the key attributes sought by employers when recruiting graduates. These include many interpersonal and self-management skills, often ranking above academic merit. Choosing to study your LLB (Hons) Law degree by distance learning demonstrates to employers that you not only have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding, but also that you can manage time effectively, are self-motivated and already have a good work ethic – qualities that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Is this the right degree for you?

The law is the cornerstone of our lives, affecting just about everything we do – which is why it offers such a variety of career opportunities.

Get the law on your side A career in law can be highly rewarding, both personally and financially – and if you're interested in a legal career, an LLB degree is an excellent starting point. As the law plays an increasingly important role in almost all spheres of modern life, the degree will continue to provide a useful qualification for both personal and professional development. In addition to careers within the legal profession, there are also wide opportunities for legally-trained graduates in many other industries.

Qualification If you successfully complete the LLB (Hons) degree, you’re likely to achieve exemption from the academic stage of legal training by both The Law Society and the General Council of the Bar.

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If you can answer yes to the questions below, then you’ll find that studying for a Law degree could be the right move for your career. 4 Are you interested in a career in law? 4 Are you interested in the relationship between law, individuals and society? 4 Do you like to examine and present facts in a clear and concise manner? 4 Do you want to develop skills in legal analysis and reasoning? 4 Would you like flexible, employment-related transferable skills? 4 Are you interested in exploring law-related issues in the 21st Century? 4 Do you want to develop research, advocacy and negotiation skills? 4 Do you want to increase your employability?

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Discover why law is fundamental to us all Improve your thinking skills

Where could a Law degree take you? This qualification provides a firm foundation for a wide range of careers. Perhaps you want to go on to train as a solicitor or barrister, or alternatively you may want to continue into postgraduate study. Law also develops key transferable skills that provide an excellent basis for careers that aren’t directly law-related – Local Government for example, charities or the Police and Prison Service. The skills you gain could also lead to a career in areas as diverse as non-governmental institutions or the private sector.

As with any degree, your course will do more than increase your understanding of the law and legal issues. As well as building your specific skills and knowledge, you’ll find it helps in broader areas too – for example, improving your thinking and communication abilities.

4 Gain an appreciation of multiple perspectives and approaches

As you’ll see below, the first two levels of the LLB (Hons) Law programme are each made up of six modules. The third level consists of ten optional modules, of which six must be taken – or five, if the Project option is chosen. For detailed information on each module visit icslearn.co.uk.

Learn specific skills 4 Be able to explain the main legal institutions and procedures of the English Legal System 4 Understand the various research methods available

Enhance your general life and work skills

LEVEL 1 Skills for Academic Learning in Law 6 The Legal System (Legal Method) 6 Contract Law 6 Comparative Legal Systems 6 Tort Law 6 Constitutional and Administrative Law LEVEL 2

4 Develop both your oral and written communication skills

Criminal Law 6 Equity and Trusts 6 Human Rights 6 European Union Law 6 Land Law 6 Law and Society

4 Enhance your numeracy skills, including data analysis 4 Build your self-awareness

Gain specialist knowledge

4 Improve your planning and time-management

4 Understand the background and structure of the legal profession 4 Develop a thorough understanding of the core substantive areas within the jurisdiction of the English Legal System 4 Gain a detailed knowledge of certain areas beyond the core subjects, through the various optional topics that can be studied

4 Detailed knowledge and understanding of the European Union legal requirements

4 Build your powers of scientific reasoning and critical thinking

4 Know how to use primary and secondary sources of research

How this course will build your skills

4 Gain an understanding of the relationship between The English Legal System and various International sources of law

4 Learn how to analyse and interpret evidence

Programme Structure

Please note, in line with the requirements of the Law Society and General Council of the Bar you must have access to a Law Library that contains English Law in order to successfully complete an undergraduate Law Degree.

LEVEL 3 Optional Modules Intellectual Property Family Law Company Law Employment Law Consumer Law Medicine and the Law International Human Rights

In order to develop your skills further, there will be two 2-day workshops held throughout the programme for certain modules. Please note that workshop fees are additional.

Evidence Project* Public International Law

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*Equivalent to 2 modules

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BA (Hons) Law with Criminology

What’s different about studying Law and Criminology with ICS? This is a broad-based degree, giving you a sound preparation for a wide range of careers, and all course materials are designed by law and criminology experts. Your degree is built up by individual modules, so you could achieve your goal step by step – whether you want to do it quickly or take your time. Plus, recent studies have identified the key attributes sought by employers when recruiting graduates. These include many interpersonal and self-management skills, often ranking above academic merit. Choosing to study your BA (Hons) Law with Criminology degree by distance learning demonstrates to employers that you not only have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding, but also that you can manage time effectively, are selfmotivated and already have a good work ethic – qualities that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Is this the right degree for you?

For anyone interested in working in the field of criminal law, studying criminology gives a deeper understanding of the psychology of crime.

Gain an insight into the law and crime As a qualifying law degree, this BA (Hons) Law with Criminology can give your career an excellent start. Whether you see yourself working towards becoming a solicitor or a barrister or any other career, studying Criminology as part of your degree is a natural extension of your legal studies. You’ll examine all aspects of the criminal justice system – developing a critical approach to questions of crime and justice, an understanding of the meaning of crime, its effect on society and the impact of crime and punishment.

Qualification

If you can answer yes to the questions below, then you’ll find that studying for a Law with Criminology degree could be the right move for your career. 4 Are you interested in a career in law? 4 Would you like to understand the relationship between law, individuals and society? 4 Are you interested in the study of crime – and society’s response to it? 4 Can you examine and present facts in a clear and concise manner? 4 Do you want to develop skills in legal analysis and reasoning? 4 Would you like to have skills that can be used in a large range of careers?

If you successfully complete this degree, you’re likely to be exempted from the academic stage of legal training by both The Law Society and the General Council of the Bar.

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Get an invaluable insight into crime and the law Where could a Law and Criminology degree take you? This qualification provides a firm foundation for a wide range of careers. Perhaps you want to go on to train as a solicitor or barrister, or alternatively you may want to continue into postgraduate study. Law with criminology also develops key transferable skills that provide an excellent basis for careers that aren’t directly law-related – Local Government for example, charities or the Police and Prison Service. The skills you gain could also lead to a career in areas as diverse as non-governmental institutions or the private sector.

4 Gain an understanding of the relationship between The English Legal System and various Supranational and International sources of law, including the European Union

Improve your thinking skills

As with any degree, your course will do more than increase your understanding of the law and criminological issues. As well as building your specific skills and knowledge, you’ll find it helps in broader areas too – for example, improving your thinking and communication abilities.

4 Build your powers of scientific reasoning and critical thinking 4 Gain an appreciation of multiple perspectives and approaches

Learn specific skills

4 Understand the various research methods available 4 Know how to use primary and secondary sources of research

Enhance your general life and work skills 4 Develop both your oral and written communication skills

Gain specialist knowledge

4 Enhance your numeracy skills, including data analysis

4 Understand the background and structure of the legal profession 4 Develop a thorough understanding of the core areas within the jurisdiction of the English Legal System 4 Gain an insight into specific areas of the Law, such as Human Rights and Criminal Law 4 Learn about criminal theory, issues in criminology and the nature of crime 4 Understand how law and criminology complement each other

The three levels of the BA (Hons) Law with Criminology programme are each made up of six modules, as you’ll see below. For detailed information on each module visit icslearn.co.uk.

4 Learn how to analyse and interpret evidence

4 Be able to explain the main legal institutions and procedures of the English Legal System

How this course will build your skills

Programme Structure

4 Build your self-awareness

LEVEL 1 Skills for Academic Learning in Law 6 The Legal System (Legal Method) 6 Criminal Justice Process 6 Comparative Legal Systems 6 Constitutional and Administrative Law 6 Contemporary Issues in Criminology LEVEL 2 Contract Law 6 Equity and Trusts 6 Crime and Social History 6 Tort Law 6 Law and Society 6 Theoretical Criminology

4 Improve your planning and time-management Please note, in line with the requirements of the Law Society and General Council of the Bar you must have access to a Law Library that contains English Law in order to successfully complete an undergraduate Law Degree. In order to develop your skills further, there will be two 2-day workshops held throughout the programme for certain modules. Please note that workshop fees are additional.

LEVEL 3 Criminal Law 6 Human Rights 6 Mentally Disordered Suspects, Defendants and Offenders 6 Land Law 6 EU Law 6 Crime, Deviance and Culture

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BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice

What’s different about studying Criminology and Criminal Justice with ICS? As well as helping you to understand the theoretical and academic aspects of criminology, this course focuses on the legal system from the very start – and all the course materials are designed by experts in Law and Criminology. Your degree is built up by individual modules, you could achieve your goal step by step – whether you want to do it quickly or take your time. Plus, recent studies have identified the key attributes sought by employers when recruiting graduates. These include many interpersonal and self-management skills, often ranking above academic merit.

An innovative degree combining criminological thought with legal studies that could give you a real edge in your career.

Choosing to study your BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice degree by distance learning demonstrates to employers that you not only have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding, but also that you can manage time effectively, are selfmotivated and already have a good work ethic – qualities that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Get a deeper insight into crime and punishment Looking for a qualification that goes beyond the theories of criminology? This degree’s combination of legal and criminological studies makes it different from many traditional criminology programmes. Often, these only look at the social science aspects of crime, rather than covering the legal issues too. It’s an excellent choice for anyone who wants to gain a deeper insight into crime, which they can apply in a practical way. An exciting branch of the social sciences, Criminology draws on a wide range of disciplines to look at the social causes of crime, as well as the psychology of crime and punishment. And through your legal studies, you’ll also gain an understanding of how the law deals with crime.

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Is this the right degree for you? If you can answer yes to the questions below, then you’ll find that studying for a Criminology and Criminal Justice degree could be the right move for your career. 4 Would you like to know more about the workings of the Criminal Justice System? 4 Do subjects like social exclusion, social theory and individual rights interest you? 4 Do you enjoy discussing social issues and following of current affairs? 4 Are you interested in developing social research skills? 4 Do you have an interest in crime, justice and the society we live in? 4 Would you like to develop skills that apply to a wide range of careers?

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Gain a deeper understanding of crime and the law Where could a Criminology and Criminal Justice degree take you? Whether you’re already working within the criminal justice field, or want to get into this challenging area, this degree could take you in a number of different directions. It would obviously be suited to law enforcement, the security industry, social or probation work. But it could also open doors to local government, research, journalism or the civil service too. And if you have a career in the Police Force or Prison Service for example, it’s an excellent way to enhance your existing skills and knowledge, and have them recognised with a highly-relevant qualification.

Improve your thinking skills 4 Learn how to gather, retrieve and synthesise information 4 Discover how to evaluate evidence and develop a reasoned argument 4 Find effective ways to exercise your individual judgement

As with any degree, your course will do more than increase your understanding of criminological issues and the justice system. As well as building your specific skills and knowledge, you’ll find it helps in broader areas too – for example, improving your thinking and communication abilities.

Gain specialist knowledge 4 Develop an understanding of the key concepts and theoretical perspectives in the study of crime and criminal justice 4 Gain an awareness of the interdisciplinary nature of criminological inquiry 4 Understand the relationship between argument and evidence in criminological discourse 4 Learn about the historical context of crime and punishment and understand substantive criminal law

As you’ll see below, the first two levels of the BA (Hons) Criminology and Criminal Justice programme are each made up of six modules. The third level consists of two core modules and seven optional modules, of which three must be chosen. For detailed information on each module visit icslearn.co.uk.

Learn specific skills 4 Be able to report and evaluate empirical criminological research findings 4 Find out how criminological theory applies to criminal justice policy and practice 4 Discover how to use legal concepts in practical situations

How this course will build your skills

Programme Structure

4 Know how to confidently undertake socio-legal research

Enhance your general life and work skills 4 Develop your communication skills 4 Be able to work effectively in groups 4 Improve your planning and time-management 4 Be able to express your ideas in the most effective and appropriate way, including the presentation of data

LEVEL 1 Developing Criminological Skills 6 Criminal Justice Process 6 Thinking Sociologically 6 Contemporary Issues in Criminology 6 Youth Justice 6 Constitutional and Administrative Law LEVEL 2 Theoretical Criminology 6 Criminal Law 6 Research Methods in Criminology 6 Crime and Social History 6 Applied Criminology and Professional Practice 6 Preventing and Correcting Offending Behaviour LEVEL 3 Core Modules Crime, Deviance and Culture 6 Project* 6 Optional Modules Mental Disordered Suspects, Defendants and Offenders 6 Forensic Psychology 6 Prison Studies 6 Police Studies 6 Crime and the City 6 Community-based Crime Prevention 6 Terrorism Studies

*Equivalent to 2 modules

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Business Management

Business Management +BA (Hons) Business Management (Human Resources) +BA (Hons) Business Management and Law +BA (Hons) Business Management (Finance) +BA (Hons) Business Management (Marketing)

Studying Business Management is about understanding organisations and how they are managed. It involves looking at how they respond to change – both internally, and in the external environment in which they operate. It’s a very broad subject – covering everything from finance to marketing. We currently offer Business degrees with specialisms in Law, Human Resources, Finance and Marketing.

“The course materials were very easy to work through and clearly set out. Whenever I needed to speak to someone at ICS, I received good information and all the support I needed throughout my course. I would definitely recommend ICS – in fact, I already have and I hope to take another course in the near future.” Clare Bottomley Surrey

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BA (Hons) Business Management (Human Resources)

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What’s different about studying Business Management and Human Resources with ICS? A BA (Hons) degree in Business Management (HR) will give you a great start in your business career. Instead of studying theoretical, academic topics, your focus is on business from the very start, and all the course materials are designed by business and human resources experts. Plus, recent studies have identified the key attributes sought by employers when recruiting graduates. These include many interpersonal and self-management skills, often ranking above academic merit. Choosing to study your BA (Hons) Business Management (HR) degree by distance learning demonstrates to employers that you not only have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding, but also that you can manage time effectively, are self-motivated and already have a good work ethic – qualities that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Is this the right degree for you?

Human Resources plays such a key role in the success or failure of any business, which is probably why the most successful businesses take people management very seriously.

Managing the most valuable resource Managing an organisation's people effectively is one of the most varied and stimulating challenges in business. That's exactly why Human Resources (HR) professionals are so highly rewarded and sought-after. If a career in HR appeals to you, this degree will give you the skills and knowledge you need to progress in this field. The programme examines important HR issues, such as recruitment and retention of staff, their training and development, negotiation and reward – as well as the law and how it affects employment issues.

If you can answer yes to the questions below, then you’ll find that studying for a Business Management and Human Resources degree could be the right move for your career. 4 Are you interested in working with people to help them achieve their potential? 4 Do you have good numeracy, communication and IT skills? 4 Do you have a flair for leadership, motivation and team building? 4 Do you want to learn about all aspects of the way a business functions? 4 Do you enjoy solving problems and making decisions? 4 Do you want to learn flexible, employment-related skills?

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Human resources is at the heart of any business Programme Structure The three levels of the BA (Hons) Business Management (Human Resources) programme are each made up of six modules, as you’ll see below. For detailed information on each module visit icslearn.co.uk.

LEVEL 1 Studying for Business 6 Business Environment 6 Managing the Enterprise 6 Accounting and its Regulatory Framework 6 People, Organisations and Management 6 Governing Business Development LEVEL 2 Operations Management 6 Fundamentals of Managing People 6 Employee Development 6 Business Research Methods 6 Technology and Knowledge Management 6 Managing Diversity LEVEL 3 Project Planning and Personal Development 6 Employee Relations 6 Employee Resourcing 6 Project 6 Critical Issues in HRM 6 Corporate Strategy

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Where could a business degree in Human Resources take you? As you might expect, there’s a strong demand for Business Management graduates in all types of industrial, commercial and financial organisations. But Business Management skills are increasingly important in the public sector. Many graduates choose to work for larger employers – mostly because they are the major recruiters, often offering more structured training, experience and promotion opportunities. However, there’s an increase in the number of graduates entering employment in smalland medium-sized enterprises – and self-employment as an HR consultant can also provide opportunities and challenges too.

How this course will build your skills

Improve your thinking skills 4 Develop an effective and systematic approach to problem solving and decision making 4 Build your powers of critical thinking and reasoning, through analysis and synthesis

Learn specific business skills 4 Increase your knowledge of using ICT for business applications 4 Improve and develop your leadership, team building and influencing skills 4 Get training in the preparation and professional presentation of business reports

Enhance your general life and work skills 4 Develop your communication skills

As with any degree, your course will do more than increase your understanding of business and human resources issues. As well as building your specific skills and knowledge, you’ll find it helps in broader areas too – for example, improving your thinking and communication abilities.

4 Improve your planning and time-management

Gain specialist knowledge

4 Gain valuable negotiating, persuasion and presentation skills

4 Enhance your numeracy skills, including data analysis 4 Build your self-awareness

4 Gain an insight into how organisations manage and develop their people effectively 4 Find out more about managing organisations, as well as the external environment in which they operate 4 Discover how organisations respond to change and plan strategically for the future 4 Understand the roles of business support functions such as marketing, finance, operations and IT

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BA (Hons) Business Management and Law

What’s different about studying Business Management and Law with ICS? This is a broad-based degree, giving you a sound preparation for a wide range of careers, and all course materials are designed by experts in the fields of business and law. Your degree is built up by individual modules, so you could achieve your goal step by step – whether you want to do it quickly or take your time. Plus, recent studies have identified the key attributes sought by employers when recruiting graduates. These include many interpersonal and self-management skills, often ranking above academic merit. Choosing to study your BA (Hons) Business Management and Law degree by distance learning demonstrates to employers that you not only have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding, but also that you can manage time effectively, are selfmotivated and already have a good work ethic – qualities that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Is this the right degree for you?

Knowing how the law applies to business can give you a real edge in your career.

Applying the Law to Business Studying a Business Management and Law degree gives you an insight into the importance and role of law in a business context – as well as giving you an in-depth understanding of the principles of business management. The legal knowledge you'll gain will be equally essential if you're aiming for a career in purchasing or compliance – as well as training you in thinking skills, which are invaluable in all areas of business.

If you can answer yes to the questions below, then you’ll find that studying for a Business Management and Law degree could be the right move for your career. 4 Would you like to understand core business functions like marketing, operations, finance and IT? 4 Do you want to develop skills in legal analysis and reasoning? 4 Are you good at understanding the way different subjects link together? 4 Do you enjoy solving problems and making decisions? 4 Do you want to develop your numeracy, communication and IT skills? 4 Do you want to learn flexible, employment-related skills?

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Bringing a legal dimension to business management Programme Structure As you’ll see below, there are 6 modules at Level 1. At Level 2 you must study five core modules and one further module from a choice of two. Level 3 consists of one core module and eight optional modules. Six modules must be taken – or five if the Law Project option is chosen. For detailed information on each module visit icslearn.co.uk. LEVEL 1 Skills for Academic Learning in Law 6 Business Environment 6 The Legal System (Legal Method) 6 Governing Business Development 6 Comparative Legal Systems 6 Managing the Enterprise

Where could a Business Management and Law degree take you? As you might expect, there’s a strong demand for Business Management graduates in all types of industrial, commercial and financial organisations. But Business Management skills are increasingly important in the public sector – especially with additional legal knowledge. Many graduates work for larger employers – mostly because they are the major recruiters, often offering more structured training, experience and promotion opportunities. However, there’s an increase in the number of graduates entering employment in smalland medium-sized enterprises – and self-employment can also provide great opportunities and challenges too.

LEVEL 2 Fundamentals of Marketing 6 Law and Society 6 Business Research Methods OR

Technology and Knowledge Management 6 Constitutional and Administrative Law 6 Operations Management 6 Criminal Law LEVEL 3 Corporate Strategy 6

Optional Modules

Project Planning and Personal Development Business Project Evidence Contested Globalisation and Governance Law Project* Integrated Marketing Communications Management Company Law Intellectual Property

*Equivalent to 2 modules

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How this course will build your skills

Improve your thinking skills 4 Develop an effective and systematic approach to problem solving and decision making 4 Build your powers of critical thinking and reasoning, through analysis and synthesis 4 Gain an appreciation of multiple perspectives and approaches

Learn specific skills 4 Increase your knowledge of using ICT for business applications 4 Improve and develop your leadership, team building and influencing skills 4 Get training in the preparation and professional presentation of business reports 4 Understand the various research methods available

Enhance your general life and work skills

As with any degree, your course will do more than increase your understanding of business and legal issues. As well as building your specific skills and knowledge, you’ll find it helps in broader areas too – for example, improving your thinking and communication abilities.

4 Build your self-awareness

Gain specialist knowledge

4 Improve your planning and time-management

4 Find out more about managing organisations, as well as the external environment in which they operate 4 Discover how organisations respond to change and plan strategically for the future 4 Gain an insight into the relationship between various aspects of the legal system and the business environment

4 Develop your communication skills 4 Enhance your numeracy skills, including data analysis

4 Gain valuable negotiating, persuasion and presentation skills Please note, in line with the requirements of the Law Society and General Council of the Bar you must have access to a Law Library that contains English Law in order to successfully complete an undergraduate Law Degree.

4 Understand the roles of business support functions like HR, finance, operations and IT In order to develop your skills further, there will be two 2-day workshops held throughout the programme for certain modules. Please note that workshop fees are additional.

To enrol call now – 0800 096 8436


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BA (Hons) Business Management (Finance)

What’s different about studying Business Management and Finance with ICS? Unlike some qualifications, this is a degree that's based on the real world. Instead of studying theoretical, academic topics, your focus is on business from the very start, and all the course materials are designed by business and finance experts. This is a broad-based degree, giving you a sound preparation for a wide range of careers. Plus, recent studies have identified the key attributes sought by employers when recruiting graduates. These include many interpersonal and self-management skills, often ranking above academic merit. Choosing to study your BA (Hons) Business Management (Finance) degree by distance learning demonstrates to employers that you not only have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding, but also that you can manage time effectively, are self-motivated and already have a good work ethic – qualities that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Is this the right degree for you?

Finance affects every part of a business – so it’s not surprising that financial managers often rise to the very top of organisations.

An insight into how business works It could be argued that all business is ultimately about finance. And in today's business world, individuals with a financial background are highly valued – often rising to the very top of organisations. Would you like a career in a profession with a uniquely crucial position in the business world? This qualification is an excellent starting point. This degree programme has a particular focus on the discipline of finance within the business environment. It aims to give you an understanding of why this is such an essential aspect of any organisation and covers everything from finance reporting to management accounting.

If you can answer yes to the questions below, then you’ll find that studying for a Business Management and Finance degree could be the right move for your career. 4 Would you like to understand core business functions like marketing, operations, finance and IT? 4 Are you interested in problem solving and decision making? 4 Do you want to develop your numeracy, communication and IT skills? 4 Would you relish the challenge of raising money for investment? 4 Do you enjoy reading and thinking about Accounting and Finance? 4 Would you like to gain flexible, employment-related skills?

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Finance – an essential aspect of any organisation Programme Structure The three levels of the BA (Hons) Business Management (Finance) programme are each made up of six modules, as you’ll see below. For detailed information on each module visit icslearn.co.uk.

LEVEL 1 Studying for Business 6 Business Environment 6 Managing the Enterprise 6 Accounting and its Regulatory Framework 6 People, Organisations and Management 6 Governing Business Development LEVEL 2 Fundamentals of Managerial Finance 6 Business Research Methods 6 Financial Reporting 6 Technology and Knowledge Management 6 Fundamentals of Financial Services 6 Operations Management LEVEL 3 Project Planning and Personal Development 6 Corporate Financial Management 6 Management Accounting 6 Project 6 Finance, Economy and Society 6 Corporate Strategy

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Where could a business degree in Finance take you? As you might expect, there’s a strong demand for Finance graduates in all types of industrial, commercial and financial organisations. And these skills are increasingly important in the public sector. Many graduates choose to work for larger employers – mostly because they are the major recruiters, often offering more structured training, experience and promotion opportunities. However, there’s an increase in the number of graduates entering employment in smalland medium-sized enterprises – and self-employment can also provide great opportunities and challenges too.

How this course will build your skills As with any degree, your course will do more than increase your understanding of finance and the business world. As well as building your specific skills and knowledge, you’ll find it helps in broader areas too – for example, improving your thinking and communication abilities.

Gain specialist knowledge 4 Find out more about managing organisations, as well as the external environment in which they operate

Improve your thinking skills 4 Develop an effective and systematic approach to problem solving and decision making 4 Build your powers of critical thinking and reasoning, through analysis and synthesis

Learn specific business skills 4 Increase your knowledge of using ICT for business applications 4 Improve and develop your leadership, team building and influencing skills 4 Get training in the preparation and professional presentation of business and financial reports

Enhance your general life and work skills 4 Develop your communication skills 4 Enhance your numeracy skills, including data analysis 4 Build your self-awareness 4 Improve your planning and time-management 4 Gain valuable negotiating, persuasion and presentation skills

4 Discover how organisations respond to change and plan strategically for the future 4 Develop an in-depth knowledge of finance and accounting issues and techniques 4 Understand the roles of business support functions like HR, finance, operations and IT

To enrol call now – 0800 096 8436


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BA (Hons) Business Management (Marketing)

What’s different about studying Business Management and Marketing with ICS? Unlike some qualifications, this is a degree that's based on the real world. Instead of studying theoretical, academic topics, your focus is on business from the very start and all the course materials are designed by business and marketing experts. Plus, recent studies have identified the key attributes sought by employers when recruiting graduates. These include many interpersonal and self-management skills, often ranking above academic merit. Choosing to study your BA (Hons) Business Management (Marketing) degree by distance learning demonstrates to employers that you not only have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding, but also that you can manage time effectively, are self-motivated and already have a good work ethic – qualities that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Is this the right degree for you?

Make Marketing your specialism

Marketing offers an exciting range of stimulating and challenging careers – and is essential to all successful businesses.

Marketing is one of the most stimulating and rewarding professions you can be involved in. And if you want to be taken seriously in your career, this is a qualification that speaks volumes about you. Not only is it an excellent way to demonstrate your skills, commitment and ability, it also shows that you can think and express yourself to a very high standard. Marketing focuses on the reasons why consumers buy a product or service. You’ll discover the many aspects that influence marketing success, including the pricing and packaging of a product or service, the management of business resources and the impact of external factors.

If you can answer yes to the questions below, then you’ll find that studying for a Business Management and Marketing degree could be the right move for your career. 4 Are you interested in a career in marketing? 4 Are you interested in what makes people buy certain products? 4 Do you enjoy solving problems and making decisions? 4 Do you have good numeracy, communication and IT skills? 4 Are you good at understanding the way different subjects link together? 4 Do you want to learn flexible, employment-related skills?

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Marketing – winning the hearts and minds of consumers Programme Structure The three levels of the BA (Hons) Business Management (Marketing) programme are each made up of six modules, as you’ll see below. For detailed information on each module visit icslearn.co.uk.

LEVEL 1 Studying for Business 6 Business Environment 6 Managing the Enterprise 6 Accounting and its Regulatory Framework 6 People, Organisations and Management 6 Governing Business Development LEVEL 2 Fundamentals of Marketing 6 Business Research Methods 6 SME (Small, Medium Enterprise) Marketing 6 Managing Diversity 6 Technology and Knowledge Management 6 Operations Management LEVEL 3 Project Planning and Personal Development 6 Consumer Behaviour and Research 6 Integrated Marketing Communications Management 6 Project 6 Corporate Strategy 6 International Marketing Management

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Where could a business degree in Marketing take you? As you might expect, there’s a strong demand for Marketing graduates in all types of industrial, commercial and financial organisations. And these skills are increasingly important in the public sector. Many graduates choose to work for larger employers – mostly because they are the major recruiters, often offering more structured training, experience and promotion opportunities. However, there’s an increase in the number of graduates entering employment in smalland medium-sized enterprises – and self-employment can also provide great opportunities and challenges too.

How this course will build your skills As with any degree, your course will do more than increase your understanding of business and marketing. As well as building your specific skills and knowledge, you’ll find it helps in broader areas too – for example, improving your thinking and communication abilities.

Gain specialist knowledge 4 Find out more about managing organisations, as well as the external environment in which they operate 4 Discover how organisations respond to change and plan strategically for the future

Improve your thinking skills 4 Develop an effective and systematic approach to problem solving and decision making 4 Build your powers of critical thinking and reasoning, through analysis and synthesis

Learn specific business skills 4 Increase your knowledge of using ICT for business applications 4 Improve and develop your leadership, team building and influencing skills 4 Get training in the preparation and professional presentation of business reports 4 Learn how to develop marketing plans

Enhance your general life and work skills 4 Develop your communication skills 4 Enhance your numeracy skills, including data analysis 4 Build your self-awareness 4 Improve your planning and time-management 4 Gain valuable negotiating, persuasion and presentation skills

4 Understand the roles of business support functions like HR, finance, operations and IT 4 Gain a thorough understanding of marketing principles

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Education

Education

+BA (Hons) Education and Community Development +BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies +BA (Hons) Education with Psychology Studies

Whatever level of education you’re interested in, teaching is a profession that offers some of the most rewarding careers possible – after all, you’re making a real difference to children’s lives. And if you want to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence you need, you’ll find what you’re looking for in this section. All our Education degrees are fully validated by The University of East London.

“I decided I really needed a change of direction but didn’t have the time to go to university. Home study was ideal for me because it meant I could study when it suited me and continue working. ICS have helped me to gain the qualifications I needed to get a great job. I’d definitely recommend ICS.” Aleyna Baykal Newcastle-upon-tyne

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BA (Hons) Education and Community Development

Education plays a crucial role within our community and an understanding of our education system can help you in a wide variety of careers. Gain a wider understanding of education The BA (Hons) Education and Community Development degree is designed to help you understand the educational system. It will give you a strong foundation – whether it’s for immediate employment, professional or further academic study. The combination of modules has been specifically designed to address the diverse and plural nature of communities. This course takes a broad view of education as a process. After all, learning takes place in many situations, and various people, organisations and social institutions have influence over it.

What’s different about studying Education and Community Development with ICS? This is a broad-based degree, giving you a sound preparation for a wide range of careers, and all course materials are designed by experts in the fields of psychology and education. Your degree is built up by individual modules, so you could achieve your goal step by step – whether you want to do it quickly or take your time.

Plus, recent studies have identified the key attributes sought by employers when recruiting graduates. These include many interpersonal and self-management skills, often ranking above academic merit. Choosing to study your BA (Hons) Education and Community Development degree by distance learning demonstrates to employers that you not only have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding, but also that you can manage time effectively, are self-motivated and already have a good work ethic – qualities that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Is this the right degree for you? If you can answer yes to the questions below, then you’ll find that studying for an Education and Community Development degree could be the right move for your career. 4 Are you interested in education and the educational system? 4 Would you like to know more about learning theories and personal development? 4 Are you fascinated by problem solving and creative thinking? 4 Would you like to dramatically improve your communication abilities? 4 Would you like to develop skills that apply to education as well as a wide range of other careers?

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Education is the foundation of our community Where could an Education and Community Development degree take you? Once you’ve successfully completed the Education and Community Studies degree you’ll have the personal and intellectual qualities needed for a career in school teaching or employment within the community. If you’re interested in school teaching, you could progress to the one-year Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in primary years. But this is a degree that can also be valuable in areas outside teaching, too.

How this course will build your skills As with any degree, your course will do more than increase your understanding of issues in education and community development. As well as building your specific skills and knowledge, you’ll find it helps in broader areas too – for example, improving your thinking and communication abilities.

Gain specialist knowledge 4 Gain knowledge and understanding of how individuals are educated, influenced, informed and trained. 4 Demonstrate an understanding of the structural, institutional, personal and cultural systems and ideas affecting the education of individuals and groups.

Improve your thinking skills

Programme Structure

4 Analyse practical and theoretical educational situations

As you’ll see below, levels 1 and 2 of the BA (Hons) Education and Community Development course are made up of 6 modules and Level 3 has 5 modules.

4 Be able to arrive at considered solutions, showing original and creative thought.

For detailed information on each module visit icslearn.co.uk.

Learn specific skills 4 Plan, manage and reflect on your own learning and progression 4 Gain the specific attributes expected of a graduate 4 Have the skills needed to enter a career in education or training

Enhance your general life and work skills 4 Develop your communication skills 4 Be able to work effectively in groups 4 Improve your planning and time-management 4 Demonstrate autonomy, self-reliance, teamwork and leadership

LEVEL 1 Critical Reading and Writing 6 Sociology of Education 6 Communities, Learning and Education 6 Diaspora Communities in the UK 6 Sociology of Childhood 6 Introduction to Citizenship LEVEL 2 Research Design and Method 6 Professional Development 6 Community Development, Politics, Policy and Practice 6 Social Policy and Legislation for Children and Families 6 Key Concepts in Citizenship 6 Creative Writing, Fiction and Community LEVEL 3 Research Project* 6 Educational Issues and Special Educational Needs 6 Contemporary Issues in Education and Training 6 Regeneration and Community Development 6 Multicultural and Global Citizenship

*Equivalent to 2 modules

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BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies

If you are interested in working with children this is an excellent stepping stone to a wide variety of rewarding careers. A valuable insight into children and childhood Looking for a qualification that will get you into work related to children and childhood development? This degree is an excellent stepping stone to a wide range of postgraduate programmes and rewarding careers involving children – covering everything from Early Years Officers to Sure Start Project Workers. The BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies degree takes a broad-based, holistic approach to studying the early years of childhood, covering the years from birth to 8 years old. You’ll take a truly multidisciplinary approach to the subject, looking at the systems and ideas that affect the experience and construction of childhood – including structural, institutional, personal and cultural aspects. Our childhood has a profound influence on how we develop – so anyone who works with young children needs to understand this crucial stage of life. This degree will help give you a deeper understanding of the changes children are going through, both physically and mentally.

What’s different about studying Early Childhood Studies with ICS? This is a broad-based degree, giving you a sound preparation for a wide range of careers, and all course materials are designed by experts in the fields of psychology and education. Your degree is built up by individual modules, so you could achieve your goal step by step – whether you want to do it quickly or take your time.

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Plus, recent studies have identified the key attributes sought by employers when recruiting graduates. These include many interpersonal and self-management skills, often ranking above academic merit. Choosing to study your BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies degree by distance learning demonstrates to employers that you not only have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding, but also that you can manage time effectively, are self-motivated and already have a good work ethic – qualities that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Is this the right degree for you? If you can answer yes to the questions below, then you’ll find that studying for an Early Childhood Studies degree could be the right move for your career. 4 Are you interested in working with children? 4 Are you fascinated by the reasons why children develop the way they do? 4 Would you enjoy debate and discussion with students from all backgrounds and walks of life? 4 Are you interested in developing skills and confidence in the area of research? 4 Would you like to develop knowledge that broadens your options and leaves your career path open?

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A holistic approach to the early years of childhood Where could an Early Childhood Studies degree take you? Whether you’re already working with children, and want to understand more of the theory of childhood development, or you’d like to get into this fascinating and rewarding field, this is the degree you need. What you learn could help you in various careers in Local Authorities, Housing Associations and Day Nurseries, among many other areas. As well as preparing you to work as anything from a nursery worker to a childcare project manager, this degree is an excellent springboard into professional qualifications such as children’s nursing or social work.

How this course will build your skills As with any degree, your course will do more than increase your understanding of the issues involved with early years development. As well as building your specific skills and knowledge, you’ll find it helps in broader areas too – for example, improving your thinking and communication abilities.

Gain specialist knowledge 4 Gain a critical, comprehensive and interdisciplinary preparation for multi-professional work in Early Childhood 4 Understand the structural, institutional, personal and cultural systems and ideas affecting childhood 4 Take a holistic approach to understanding Early Childhood 4 Appreciate the development, needs and experience of young children

Improve your thinking skills

Programme Structure

4 Learn how to analyse practical and theoretical situations in the context of child development and childhood

As you’ll see below, levels 1 and 2 of the BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies course are made up of 6 modules and Level 3 has 5 modules.

4 Arrive at solutions showing original and creative thought

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4 Be able to plan, manage and reflect on your learning and progression

Learn specific skills 4 Be able to relate appropriate theory to early childhood practice 4 Demonstrate an understanding of research methodology 4 Discover how to apply this knowledge by undertaking a smallscale research project

Enhance your general life and work skills 4 Develop your communication skills 4 Be able to work effectively in groups 4 Improve your planning and time-management 4 Be able to express your ideas in the most effective and appropriate way, including the presentation of data

LEVEL 1 Critical Reading and Writing 6 Introduction to Early Childhood Studies 6 Sociology of Childhood 6 Play and Talk in Learning 6 Children Learning: Current Thinking 6 Understanding Behaviour LEVEL 2 Research Design and Method 6 Professional Development 6 Issues in Child Development 6 Social Policy and Legislation for Children and Families 6 The Changing Nature of the Family 6 Challenging Disability LEVEL 3 Research Project* 6 Management in Early Years Settings 6 Inclusion 6 Explaining Behaviour 6 Computer Mediated Communication in Education

*Equivalent to 2 modules

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BA (Hons) Education with Psychology Studies

Gain a broad view of education, the education system and an understanding of the psychological aspects of learning Discover how education influences human nature If you’re aiming for a career in education, this degree programme will give you the knowledge you need to achieve your goals. Your main focus will be in education, but through studying psychology you’ll gain valuable insights into people’s behaviour and motivation. The BA (Hons) Education with Psychology Studies degree takes a broad view of education as a process, and also helps you understand the psychological aspects of learning. So, as well as looking at the various ways and situations in which people learn, you’ll discover more about the mental processes and behaviours involved in education.

What’s different about studying Education with Psychology Studies from ICS? This is a broad-based degree, giving you a sound preparation for a wide range of careers, and all course materials are designed by experts in the fields of psychology. Your degree is built up by individual modules, so you could achieve your goal step by step – whether you want to do it quickly or take your time. Plus, recent studies have identified the key attributes sought by employers when recruiting graduates. These include many interpersonal and self-management skills, often ranking above academic merit. Choosing to study your BA (Hons) Education with Psychology Studies degree by distance learning demonstrates to

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employers that you not only have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding, but also that you can manage time effectively, are selfmotivated and already have a good work ethic – qualities that will make you stand out from the crowd.

4 Are you fascinated by problem solving and creative thinking?

Is this the right degree for you?

4 Would you like to learn how psychologists can help others?

If you can answer yes to the questions below, then you’ll find that studying for an Education with Psychology Studies degree could be the right move for your career.

4 Would you like to know more about the education system 4 Are you intrigued by why people behave the way they do?

4 Do you want flexible skills that can be used in a large range of careers?

4 Are you interested in a career in education?

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Gain a deeper understanding of our education system Where could an Education with Psychology Studies degree take your career?

Improve your thinking skills

Once you’ve successfully completed the Education with Psychology Studies degree, you’ll have the personal and intellectual qualities needed for a career in school teaching or PCET training. If you’re interested in school teaching, the degree could lead to the one-year Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) in primary years.

4 Be able to arrive at considered solutions, showing original and creative thought.

4 Get an appreciation of multiple perspectives and approaches

But this is a degree that can also be valuable in areas outside teaching, too.

Learn specific skills

The psychology element of your degree makes this a qualification that's highly relevant to a wide range of areas of work – from social work to marketing.

How this course will build your skills As with any degree, your course will do more than increase your understanding of the Education and Psychology issues. As well as building your specific skills and knowledge, you’ll find it helps in broader areas too – for example, improving your thinking and communication abilities.

4 Analyse practical and theoretical educational situations,

4 Gain knowledge and understanding of how individuals are educated, influenced, informed and trained. 4 Demonstrate an understanding of the structural, institutional, personal and cultural systems and ideas which affect the education of individuals and groups. 4 You’ll have the option to study applications of psychology including work psychology, educational psychology, forensic psychology and clinical psychology 4 Learn about research paradigms, methods and measurement techniques 4 Apply theory to real life applications

Critical Reading and Writing (core) 6 Introduction to Psychology 1(core) 6 Introduction to Psychology 2 (core) 6 Sociology of Education (option) 6 Communities, Learning and Education (option) 6 Diaspora Communities in the UK (option)

6 Sociological Perspectives of Childhood and Child Development (option)

LEVEL 2

4 Develop your scientific reasoning 4 Enhance your critical thinking

4 Plan, manage and reflect on your own learning and progression 4 Gain the attributes expected of a graduate 4 Learn how to analyse and interpret quantitative and qualitative data 4 Understand the issues in research on human behaviour

Enhance your general life and work skills 4 Develop your communication skills 4 Demonstrate autonomy, selfreliance, teamwork and leadership

Gain specialist knowledge

LEVEL 1

4 Enhance your numeracy, including statistical skills 4 Build your self-awareness 4 Improve your planning and time management

Programme Structure As you’ll see at Level 1 there are 3 core modules and you must choose another 3 from 4 optional modules. At level 2 there are 2 core modules and you must choose 2 from 4 Education modules and 2 from 3 Psychology modules. At level 3 you must do the Research project (worth 40 credits) and choose 2 from 3 Education and 2 from 6 Psychology optional modules. For more detailed information on each module visit icslearn.co.uk

Research Design and Method (core) 6 Professional Development (core) 6 Community Development, Politics, Policy and Practice (option) 6 Social Policy and Legislation for Children and Families (option) 6 Creative Writing, Fiction and Community (option) 6 Key Concepts in Citizenship (option) 6 Social Psychology (option) 6 Cognitive Psychology and Psychobiology (option) 6 Personality and Developmental Psychology (option) LEVEL 3 Research Project* (core) 6 Educational Issues and Special Educational Needs (option) 6 Contemporary Issues in Education and Training (option) 6 Multicultural and Global Citizenship (option)

6 Psychology of Education (option) 6 Work Psychology (option) 6 Forensic Psychology (option) 6 Clinical Psychology (option) 6 Health Psychology (option) 6 Community Arts Education in

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Health and Social Care

Health and Social Care +BA (Hons) Social Care +BA (Hons) Health and Social Care +BSc (Hons) Health Services Management +BSc (Hons) Public Health +BA (Hons) Social Care with Counselling Studies +BA (Hons) Health Studies with Counselling Studies

Working in one of the many fields of Health and Social Care can be challenging, stimulating and rewarding. As the UK's biggest employment sector it holds a fundamental position in today’s society and there are growing career opportunites in this area. We offer a BA (Hons) Social Care – the first full Social Care degree course in the UK – plus a range of degrees in the Health Care field and a multi-disciplinary Health and Social Care degree, all of which are fully validated by University of East London.

“I looked at doing full time college courses, but it would have meant leaving my current job. I chose to study BA (Hons) Social Care with ICS because I could do it in my own time, with good support – especially from the online community, which made studying from home much easier. The course has enlightened my knowledge in this area. It has made me even more eager to pursue a career helping people with drug problems.” Louisa McKay Dumbarton

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BA (Hons) Social Care

What’s different about studying Social Care with ICS? This is a degree that’s firmly based in the real world. So as well as studying theoretical, academic topics, your focus is on understanding the practical complexities of social care from the very start, using case studies and exercises based in real-world scenarios. All the course materials are designed by experts in this field, specifically for students studying by distance learning. Plus, recent studies have identified the key attributes sought by employers when recruiting graduates. These include many interpersonal and self-management skills, often ranking above academic merit. Choosing to study your BA (Hons) Social Care degree by distance learning demonstrates to employers that you not only have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding, but also that you can manage time effectively, are self-motivated and already have a good work ethic – qualities that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Is this the right degree for you? If you can answer yes to the questions below, then you’ll find that studying for a Social Care degree could be the right move for your career.

Working in social care can be challenging, stimulating and rewarding in equal measures – and a Social Care degree opens up a wide range of career options in this fast-growing field.

Helping those people who need it most

4 Are you interested in a career in Social Care.?

By studying Social Care you’ll gain knowledge that will be invaluable in many careers in the voluntary or private care sectors. You’ll also learn vital interpersonal skills, for example group work, policy making, and supporting vulnerable people including children and those with drug abuse rehabilitation needs.

4 Are you interested in understanding the different roles in social care?

What you learn will help you to help others – children, families, the older population and those with mental health needs. And whether care is needed in a hospital, residential centre or a person’s own home, knowing you can make a difference gives you a high level of career satisfaction.

4 Are you interested in exploring the cultural, legal and political aspects of social care? 4 Are you interested in issues such as social exclusion, poverty and care in contemporary society? 4 Do you want flexible, employmentrelated, transferable skills? 4 Do you want to develop research, advocacy and negotiation skills?

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Learn how to care for those who need it most Programme Structure As you’ll see below, each level of the BA (Hons) Social Care programme is made up of six modules. In your final year, the compulsory Research Project Report involves submitting a research proposal, then undertaking independent research and writing a full report on your chosen topic. For detailed information on each module visit icslearn.co.uk.

LEVEL 1 Skills for Learning Social Care 6 Who Cares? The Social Care Mosaic 6 Supporting Children, Young People and Families 6 Exploring Social Care in Theory and Practice 6 Social Care With and Within Groups 6 Caring in Context LEVEL 2 Social Care Practice 1 6 Research Skills 6 Personal Lives, Identities and Social Care 6 Contemporary Social Policy 6 Violence in Everyday Life 6 The Legal Contexts of Care LEVEL 3 Social Care Practice 2 6 Bodies and Minds 6 Crime and Justice 6 Education and Everyday Life 6 Research Project 6 Housing and Homelessness

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Where could a Social Care degree take you? This specialised qualification, the only one of its kind in the UK, gives you a sound foundation for a wide range of careers. Some of these areas include working with families, young people, in community care roles and working in housing. As well as traditional public sector employers like the NHS, private sector companies and the rapidly expanding charity sector also offer career opportunities.

Improve your thinking skills 4 Develop strong evaluation skills 4 Learn effective comparative analysis 4 Develop strategies for dealing with conflicting views 4 Improve your reflective and critical thinking 4 Gain a deeper appreciation of multiple perspectives and approaches

Learn specific skills

You’ll develop key transferable skills that will be highly valued in other areas that aren’t directly related to social care – including local government, non-governmental organisations, overseas development and the private sector.

4 Understand and use different research methods

How this course will build your skills

4 Gain a comprehensive and balanced understanding of the different needs of all the various users of social care

As with any degree, your course will do more than increase your understanding of care issues. You’ll find it helps in broader areas too – for example, improving your thinking and communication abilities.

Gain specialist knowledge 4 Gain a thorough understanding and detailed knowledge of social care 4 Develop an awareness of major historical developments in care

4 Be able to demonstrate insights into important concerns about social care

Enhance your general life and work skills 4 Develop your self-awareness, planning and time-management 4 Improve your writing ability and develop excellent communication skills 4 Increase your numeracy and statistical competence

4 Understand the various concepts of social care, including the range of settings in which it operates 4 Become aware of different theoretical approaches to social care, as well as the implications of delivering care in practice 4 Learn about research methods and how to use primary and secondary sources

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BA (Hons) Health and Social Care

Plus, recent studies have identified the key attributes sought by employers when recruiting graduates. These include many interpersonal and self-management skills, often ranking above academic merit. Choosing to study your BA (Hons) Health and Social Care degree by distance learning demonstrates to employers that you not only have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding, but also that you can manage time effectively, are self-motivated and already have a good work ethic – qualities that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Is this the right degree for you? If you can answer yes to the questions below, then you’ll find that studying for a Health and Social Care degree could be the right move for your career. 4 Are you interested in health, particularly in the context of social issues? 4 Are you interested in examining the diversity of health and social care, including users and providers of care? 4 Do you want to understand issues influencing health for both individuals and communities?

This multidisciplinary health and social care degree will qualify you to work in the many rewarding areas of health and social care in the UK.

rehabilitative needs) as well as working with specific communities such as elders. With the knowledge you gain on this programme, you’ll learn how to help others in a wide variety of ways. As well as understanding issues like stress in families, and drug or alcohol problems, you’ll look at subjects like health management and the importance of supportive environments.

What’s different about studying Health and Social Care with ICS?

A valuable combination of skills Looking for the personal and career fulfilment that comes from providing help and care for others? Look no further. As well as covering health theory and research, national and international health policy, this degree will provide you with essential social care skills, such as supporting vulnerable groups, individuals (including children and those with

This is a degree that’s based in the real world. So as well as studying the theory of health and social care, you’ll also focus on their practical applications in various environments. All the course materials are designed by experts in their fields, specifically for students studying by distance learning.

4 Do you like to examine detailed facts and present them clearly and concisely? 4 Are you interested in issues like social exclusion, poverty and care in contemporary society?

Programme Structure On each level of the BA (Hons) Health and Social Care programme, you must study six modules – 3 in health care, and 3 in social care. At each level, you have core modules that are compulsory, along with a choice of optional modules for you to select, allowing you to specialise in a particular area. A Research Project module is compulsory at Level 3. This allows you to put into practice what you have learnt on the programme and provides you with the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills. For detailed information on each module visit icslearn.co.uk.

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LEVEL 1 HEALTH MODULES Personal and Professional Skills (Core1) Understanding Health (Option) Development of Healthcare (Option) Introduction to Management in Healthcare (Option) Introduction to Health Promotion (Option) Public Health Foundations (Option) SOCIAL CARE MODULES Skills for Learning Social Care (Core1) Who Cares? The Social Care Mosaic (Core) Caring in Context: Poverty, Exclusion and Care

A rewarding career in health and social care

(Core)

Supporting Children, Young People and Families (Option)

Exploring Social Care Theory and Practice (Option) Social Care With and Within Groups (Option) 1 You must choose only one Skills module in either discipline

LEVEL 2 SOCIAL CARE MODULES Social Care Practice 1 (Core) Research Skills for Social Care (Core2) Contemporary Social Policy (Core) Personal Lives, Identities and Social Care (Option) Violence in Everyday Life (Option) The Legal Contexts of Care (Option)

Where could a Health and Social Care degree take you? This extensive qualification gives you a sound foundation for a wide range of careers in both the Health and Social Care sectors, including working as a Health Promotion Officer, Advice Worker, Welfare Officer, Community Development Worker, and Healthcare Manager. As well as traditional public sector employers like the NHS, private sector companies and the rapidly expanding charity sector also offer career opportunities.

HEALTH MODULES Evidence Based Health and Healthcare (Core) Research Methods (Core2) Principles and Values in Health (Option) Information Management in Healthcare (Option) Managing Resources in Healthcare (Option) Health Promotion: Working with Groups (Option) Measuring Health and Disease (Option)

The programme sets out to develop your employability skills, giving you a valuable insight into what employers are looking for.

2 You must choose only one Research module in either discipline

As with any degree, your course will do more than increase your understanding of health and social care issues. As well as building your specific skills and knowledge, you’ll find it helps in broader areas too – for example, improving your thinking and communication abilities.

LEVEL 3 SOCIAL CARE MODULES Social Care Practice 2 (Core3) Research Project (Core4) Bodies and Minds (Option) Crime and Justice (Option) Education and Everyday Life (Option) Housing and Homeless (Option) HEALTH MODULES Work based Learning – Employability (Core3) Project (Core4) Global Context of Public Health (Option) Policies and Practices in Health (Option) Planning Change in Healthcare (Option) Power and Empowerment in Health Promotion (Option)

Implementing Change in Healthcare (Option)

How this course will build your skills

Gain specialist knowledge 4 Be able to examine selected themes and issues in health and social care 4 Learn about the historical development, and contemporary activities, of health and welfare institutions in the UK 4 Understand the various concepts of social care, and important factors that influence health

Improve your thinking skills 4 Analyse issues in health and social care 4 Know how to apply theory in the assessment of health and social policy 4 Learn effective comparative analysis 4 Gain a deeper appreciation of multiple perspectives and approaches

Learn specific skills 4 Learn effective problem-solving skills 4 Develop data collection and research skills 4 Become more evaluative and analytical 4 Gain a comprehensive and balanced understanding of people’s different needs

Enhance your general life and work skills 4 Work effectively in groups to achieve joint learning outcomes 4 Discover how to manage your time more effectively 4 Improve your writing ability and develop excellent communication skills 4 Improve your computer literacy, as well as your numeracy and statistical competence

3 You must choose only one Employability module in either discipline 4 You must choose only one Project module in either discipline

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BSc (Hons) Health Services Management

What’s different about studying Health Services Management with ICS? This is a degree that’s based in the real world. So as well as studying the theory of Health Services Management, you’ll also focus on its practical applications in various health care environments. All the course materials are designed by experts in their field, specifically for students studying by distance learning. Plus, recent studies have identified the key attributes sought by employers when recruiting graduates. These include many interpersonal and self-management skills, often ranking above academic merit. Choosing to study your BSc (Hons) Health Services Management degree by distance learning demonstrates to employers that you not only have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding, but also that you can manage time effectively, are self-motivated and already have a good work ethic – qualities that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Is this the right degree for you? If you can answer yes to the questions below, then you’ll find that studying for a Health Services Management degree could be the right move for your career.

Effective planning, organising and policy development are crucial, especially if you see your future in Health Services Management.

Managing the delivery of vital health care services Effective management is an essential part of giving good health care. This course will give you all the skills you need to manage in a health care environment. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the theory, practice and principles of health management, as well as understanding how to apply them in a health care context. You’ll cover everything from management of change to strategic management, as well as giving you an insight into the social, economic, environmental and political context influencing decision making.

4 Are you interested in managing in a healthcare environment? 4 Do you want to understand issues influencing health for both individuals and communities? 4 Are you interested in developing research issues in health? 4 Do you want to develop your communication and health management skills? 4 Do you like to critically examine facts and present findings in a clear and concise manner? 4 Would you like flexible, employmentrelated, transferable skills?

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Discover how to manage health care effectively

Programme Structure

As you’ll see below, the first level of the BSc (Hons) Health Services Management programme is made up of six modules. The second and third levels consist of four core modules and three optional modules, from which you must choose two. A project module is compulsory at Level 3. This allows you to put into practice what you have learnt on the programme. For detailed information on each module visit icslearn.co.uk.

LEVEL 1 Personal and Professional Skills 6 Understanding Health 6 Development of Healthcare 6 Introduction to Management in Healthcare 6 Introduction to Health Promotion 6 Public Health Foundations LEVEL 2 Evidence Based Health and Healthcare 6 Information Management in Healthcare 6 Research Methods 6 Managing Resources in Healthcare 6 Principles and Values in Health (Option) 6 Health Promotion: Working with Groups (Option) 6 Measuring Health and Disease (Option) LEVEL 3 Work-based Learning – Employability 6 Planning Change in Healthcare 6 Project 6 Implementing Change in Healthcare 6 Power and Empowerment in Health Promotion (Option) 6 Global Contexts of Public Health (Option)

6 Policies and Practices in Health (Option)

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Where could a Health Services Management degree take you? There are many career opportunities in the expanding services within the management field of health care – within both the public and private sectors. The skills and knowledge you learn on this programme will give you a head start in looking for management positions in any health care environment. An essential focus of the programme is employability skills development, which will give you a valuable insight into what employers are looking for.

4 Recognise the diverse perspectives that underpin health policy 4 Be able to identify, synthesise and evaluate relevant primary and secondary data 4 Reflect on your own knowledge base and develop individual strategies to enhance your own learning

Learn specific skills 4 Learn effective problem-solving skills 4 Develop data collection and research skills

How this course will build your skills

4 Become more evaluative and analytical

As with any degree, your course will do more than increase your understanding of health services management issues. As well as building your specific skills and knowledge, you’ll find it helps in broader areas too – for example, improving your thinking and communication abilities.

4 Increase your sensitivity to the values and interests of others

Gain specialist knowledge 4 Be able to examine selected themes and issues in health care

4 Gain confidence in locating and retrieving information from a variety of sources 4 Know how to work and learn independently

Enhance your general life and work skills 4 Present ideas in an appropriate format, including the presentation of data

4 Learn about the historical development of health welfare institutions in the UK, as well as their contemporary activities and organisation

4 Work effectively in groups to achieve joint learning outcomes

4 Understand the important factors that influence health

4 Discover how to manage your time more effectively

4 Develop essential research skills

4 Critically reflect on the value of your own work

Improve your thinking skills

4 Know how to choose and use appropriate computer software.

4 Analyse issues in health and effectively summarise your findings 4 Know how to apply theory in the assessment of health policy

4 Learn how to set realistic goals and plan an achievable work programme 4 Develop your own style of independent learning

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BSc (Hons) Public Health

What’s different about studying Public Health with ICS? This is a degree that’s based on the real world. So as well as studying the theory of Public Health, you’ll also focus on its practical applications in various health care environments. All the course materials are designed by experts in Public Health, specifically for students studying by distance learning. Plus, recent studies have identified the key attributes sought by employers when recruiting graduates. These include many interpersonal and self-management skills, often ranking above academic merit. Choosing to study your BSc (Hons) Public Health degree by distance learning demonstrates to employers that you not only have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding, but also that you can manage time effectively, are self-motivated and already have a good work ethic – qualities that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Is this the right degree for you? If you can answer yes to the questions below, then you’ll find that studying for a Public Health degree could be the right move for your career.

For anyone interested in promoting healthy living to individuals and communities – this degree is ideal for a new and rewarding career.

Bringing better health to the whole of society Health isn’t just about individuals – it’s also about communities. That’s what makes a degree in Public Health so relevant, and the key to a rewarding and satisfying career. From vaccinations to promoting healthy living, health care is increasingly concerned with dealing with groups of people. You‘ll examine subjects that impact on the quality of health, and you will get the opportunity to critically assess Public Health policies.

4 Are you interested in studying the issues and attitudes surrounding public health? 4 Do you want to understand and analyse the impact of public health policies? 4 Are you interested in developing research issues in health? 4 Do you want to develop communication and health management skills? 4 Do you like to critically examine facts and present findings in a clear and concise manner? 4 Would you like flexible, employment-related, transferable skills?

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Focus on promoting healthy living

Programme Structure As you’ll see below, the first level of the BSc (Hons) Public Health programme is made up of six modules. The second and third levels consist of four core modules and three optional modules, from which you must choose two. A project module is compulsory at Level 3. This allows you to put into practice what you have learnt on the programme. For detailed information on each module visit icslearn.co.uk. LEVEL 1 Personal and Professional Skills 6 Understanding Health 6 Development of Healthcare 6 Introduction to Management in Healthcare 6 Introduction to Health Promotion 6 Public Health Foundations

Where could a Public Health degree take you? There are many career opportunities in the expanding services within the field of health care within both the public and private sectors – including working as an Environmental Health Officer, Community Development worker, Policy Development Worker, Regeneration Officer or Public Health Specialist. The skills and knowledge you learn on the Public Health programme are especially applicable in today’s healthcare environment, where understanding public health issues is more vital then ever. An essential focus of the programme is employability skills development, which will give you a valuable insight into what employers are looking for.

LEVEL 2 Evidence Based Health and Healthcare 6 Principles and Values in Health 6 Research Methods 6 Measuring Health and Disease 6 Health Promotion: Working with Groups (Option) 6 Information Management in Healthcare

How this course will build your skills As with any degree, your course will do more than increase your understanding of public health issues. As well as building your specific skills and knowledge, you’ll find it helps in broader areas too – for example, improving your thinking and communication abilities.

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6 Managing Resources in Healthcare (Option)

LEVEL 3 Work-based Learning – Employability 6 Global Contexts of Public Health 6 Project 6 Policies and Practices in Health 6 Power and Empowerment in Health Promotion (Option) 6 Planning Change in Healthcare (Option) 6 Implementing Change in Healthcare (Option)

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Gain specialist knowledge 4 Be able to examine selected themes and issues in health care 4 Learn about the historical development of health welfare institutions in the UK, as well as their contemporary activities and organisation 4 Understand the important factors that influence health

4 Know how to apply theory in the assessment of health policy 4 Be able to identify, synthesise and evaluate relevant primary and secondary data 4 Recognise the diverse perspectives that underpin health policy 4 Reflect on your own knowledge base and develop individual strategies to enhance your own learning

Learn specific skills 4 Learn effective problem-solving skills 4 Develop data collection and research skills 4 Become more evaluative and analytical 4 Increase your sensitivity to the values and interests of others 4 Gain confidence in locating and retrieving information from a variety of sources 4 Know how to work and learn independently

Enhance your general life and work skills 4 Present ideas in an appropriate format, including the presentation of data 4 Work effectively in groups to achieve joint learning outcomes 4 Discover how to manage your time more effectively 4 Critically reflect on the value of your own work

4 Develop essential research skills

4 Know how to choose and use appropriate computer software.

Improve your thinking skills

4 Learn how to set realistic goals and plan an achievable work programme

4 Analyse issues in health and effectively summarise your findings

4 Develop your own style of independent learning

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BA (Hons) Social Care with Counselling Studies

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What’s different about studying Social Care and Counselling with ICS? This is a broad-based degree, giving you a sound preparation for a wide range of careers, and all course materials are designed by experts in the fields of social care and counselling. Your degree is built up by individual modules, so you could achieve your goal step by step – whether you want to do it quickly or take your time. Plus, recent studies have identified the key attributes sought by employers when recruiting graduates. These include many interpersonal and self-management skills, often ranking above academic merit. Choosing to study your BA (Hons) Social Care with Counselling degree by distance learning demonstrates to employers that you not only have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding, but also that you can manage time effectively, are selfmotivated and already have a good work ethic – qualities that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Is this the right degree for me?

An interesting combination of Social Care and Counselling that will help you to understand and care for people.

A valuable insight into helping others If you want a career that’s challenging, stimulating and rewarding, our Social Care with Counselling degree is excellent preparation for working in the fastgrowing field of social care. The combination of caring and counselling skills you gain will help you effectively understand and address people’s needs. The main focus of this degree is in social care, giving you knowledge that will be invaluable in the voluntary or private care sectors. You’ll learn how to correctly assess care needs and make provision for appropriate care – and what you learn about counselling will mean you can help people make positive choices or changes in their lives.

If you can answer yes to the questions below, then you’ll find that studying for a Social Care with Counselling degree could be the right move for your career. 4 Are you interested in understanding the different roles in social care? 4 Are you interested in issues like social exclusion, poverty and care in contemporary society? 4 Would you like to improve your interpersonal skills and self-awareness? 4 Are you interested in discovering how counsellors help people? 4 Do you want to develop research, advocacy and negotiation skills? 4 Do you want flexible, employmentrelated transferable skills?

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An essential combination of caring and counselling skills

Programme Structure

As you’ll see below there are five core modules at Level 1 and 2 and you must choose another one from three optional modules. At Level 3 there are 4 core modules and you must choose another two from three optional modules.

For detailed information on each module visit icslearn.co.uk LEVEL 1 Skills for Learning: Social Care (core)

6 Caring in Context: Poverty, Exclusion and Care (core)

6 Supporting Children, Young People and Families (core)

6 Introduction to Counselling Psychology (core)

6 Interpersonal Skills 1 (core)

6 Exploring Social Care Theory and Practice (option)

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Where could a Social Care and Counselling degree take you? This qualification gives you a sound foundation for a wide range of careers. Some of these areas include working with families, youth work, community care roles and working in housing – and obviously, your counselling skills will be especially useful in these areas. As well as traditional public sector employers like the NHS, private sector companies and the charity sector also offer career opportunities. Alternatively, if you want to pursue a professional qualification in counselling, this course will provide an excellent introduction to further study.

Social Care With and Within Groups (option)

6 Who Cares? The Social Care Mosaic (option)

LEVEL 2 Social Care Practice 1 (core)

6 Research Skills for Social Care (core)

6 Contemporary Social Policy (core)

6 Interpersonal Skills 2 (core)

How this course will build your skills As with any degree, your course will do more than increase your understanding of the social care and counselling issues. As well as building your specific skills and knowledge, you’ll find it helps in broader areas too – for example, improving your thinking and communication abilities.

6 Psychology of Mental Health (core)

6 6 Violence in Everyday Life (option)

6 The Legal Contexts of Care (option)

LEVEL 3 Social Care Practice 2 (core)

6 Research Project (core)

6 Advanced Issues in Counselling Theory (core)

6 Psychology of Relationships (core)

6 Crime and Justice (option)

6 Education and Everyday Life (option)

6 Bodies and Minds (option)

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4 Develop strong evaluation skills 4 Learn effective comparative analysis 4 Develop strategies for dealing with conflicting views 4 Improve your reflective and critical thinking 4 Gain a deeper appreciation of multiple perspectives and approaches

Learn specific skills 4 Learn about the different Social Care and Counselling theories 4 Be able to demonstrate insights and important concerns around Social Care 4 Understand and use different research methods 4 Gain a comprehensive and balance understanding of the different needs of all the various users of Social Care and Counselling

Gain specialist knowledge

Skills for life and work (general skills)

4 Gain a thorough understanding and detailed knowledge of social care

4 Develop your communication skills

Personal Lives, Identities and Social Care (option)

Improve your thinking skills

4 Develop an awareness of the major historical developments in care 4 Discover the key theoretical perspectives on the topic of self 4 Become familiar with the range of ethical considerations in counselling

4 Enhance your numeracy, including statistical skills 4 Build your self-awareness 4 Improve your planning and time management

4 Understand of the various concepts of Social Care including the range of settings in which it operates 4 Become aware of different theoretical approaches to social care as well as the implications of delivering care in practice

Housing and Homelessness (option)

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BSc (Hons) Health Studies with Counselling Studies

What’s different about studying Health Studies with Counselling from ICS? This is a broad-based degree, giving you a sound preparation for a wide range of careers, and all course materials are designed by experts in the fields of social care and counselling. Your degree is built up by individual modules, so you could achieve your goal step by step – whether you want to do it quickly or take your time. Plus, recent studies have identified the key attributes sought by employers when recruiting graduates. These include many interpersonal and self-management skills, often ranking above academic merit. Choosing to study your BA (Hons) Health Studies with Counselling degree by distance learning demonstrates to employers that you not only have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding, but also that you can manage time effectively, are selfmotivated and already have a good work ethic – qualities that will make you stand out from the crowd.

Is this the right degree for me?

Gain a deeper understanding of people’s health needs and the counselling skills to help people to make choices or change their behaviour.

Essential health care knowledge – with added insight If you would like a career in one of the many exciting fields of health care available today? A degree in Health Studies with Counselling is a vital springboard. As well as gaining a deeper understanding of people’s health needs, you’ll develop interpersonal skills to help them more effectively. Health Studies is the main focus of this degree, covering everything from theory and research to national and international health policy. In addition to learning about the principles of health management, the counselling skills you gain will help you enable people to make choices or change their behaviour.

If you can answer yes to the questions below, then you’ll find that studying for a Health Studies with Counselling degree could be the right move for your career. 4 Are you interested in health, particularly in the context of social issues? 4 Would you like to improve your interpersonal skills and self-awareness? 4 Do you want to understand issues influencing health for both individuals and communities? 4 Do you want to develop communication and health management skills? 4 Are you interested in discovering how counsellors help people?

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Programme Structure As you’ll see below there are five core modules at Level 1 and you must choose another one from three optional modules. At Levels 2 and 3 there are 4 core modules and you must choose another two from three optional modules. For more detailed information on each module visit icslearn.co.uk

LEVEL 1 Personal & Professional Skills (core) 6 Understanding Health (core) 6 Introduction to Counselling Psychology (core)

6 Development of Healthcare (core) 6 Interpersonal Skills 1 (core) 6 Introduction to Management in Health Care (Option) 6 Introduction to Health Promotion (Option)

6 Public Health Foundations (Option) LEVEL 2 Evidence Based Health and Healthcare

Understanding people’s health and personal needs Where could a Health Studies with Counselling degree take your career? There are many career opportunities in the expanding field of health care – within both the public and private sectors. The skills and knowledge you learn on the Health Studies with Counselling programme will take you in almost any direction you want, whether that’s starting a new career, or giving you more opportunities in your current one. Alternatively, if you want to pursue a professional qualification in counselling, this course will provide an excellent introduction to further study in this fascinating area.

(core)

6 Research Methods (core) 6 Interpersonal Skills 2 (core) 6 Psychology of Mental Health (core) 6 Measuring Health and Disease (Option) 6 Principles and Values in Health (Option) 6 Information Management and Health (Option)

6 Managing Resources in Healthcare (Option)

6 Health Promotion: Working with Groups (Option) LEVEL 3 Work-based Learning - Employability (core)

6 Advanced Issues in Counselling Theory (core)

6 Project (core) 6 Psychology of Relationships (core) 6 Planning Change in Healthcare (Option) 6 Power and Empowerment in Health Promotion (Option) 6 Global Context of Public Health (Option)

How this course will build your skills As with any degree, your course will do more than increase your understanding of the health care and counselling issues. As well as building your specific skills and knowledge, you’ll find it helps in broader areas too – for example, improving your thinking and communication abilities.

4 Be able to identify, synthesise and evaluate relevant primary and secondary data. 4 Recognise the diversity of perspectives that underpin health policy. 4 Analyse the basic processes underpinning basic counselling skills 4 Analyse and illustrate the importance of considering issues such as race, culture, gender, and sexuality in Counselling Psychology

Learn specific skills 4 Learn effective problem-solving skills 4 Develop data collection and research skills 4 Increase your sensitivity to the values and interests of others 4 Gain confidence in locating and retrieving information from a variety of sources 4 Be aware of ethical issues and principles in research

Gain specialist knowledge

Enhance your general life and work skills

4 Be able to examine selected themes and issues in health care

4 Work effectively in groups to achieve joint learning outcomes

4 Learn about the historical development of health welfare institutions in the UK, as well as their contemporary activities and organisation.

4 Discover how to manage your time more effectively

4 Understand the important factors that influence health 4 Become familiar with the range of ethical considerations in counselling

Improve your thinking skills

4 Critically reflect on the value of your own work 4 Recognise the value of and demonstrate a degree of selfawareness 4 Integrate sensitivity, openness, and critical appraisals in discussions and debates

4 Analyse issues in health and effectively summarise your findings 4 Know how to apply theory in the assessment of health policy

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Nursing

Nursing

+BSc Nursing (Top-up Degree)

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This programme is aimed at UK Registered Nurses with a Diploma of Higher Education in any branch of nursing. Topping up your Diploma to a BSc Nursing will build on the skills and understanding that you have already gained by working in the profession. You will develop your academic skills and enhance your knowledge of current issues in nursing practice. In order to achieve the BSc Nursing you need a total of 360 credits*. How many modules you will take will depend on how many credits your Diploma is worth. However, you must study a minimum of 60 credits in order to gain the BSc Nursing award from Napier University. If you are a UK Registered Nurse with additional certificated or experiential learning, you may be exempt from studying certain modules in line with the University’s Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) specifications.

What’s different about studying BSc Nursing with ICS?

Build on your existing nursing skills and understanding and get the professional development you need

Get the recognition you deserve Looking to improve your knowledge and get further in your nursing career? With many new nurses now coming into the profession with degrees, our BSc Nursing top-up degree is an excellent way to get the personal and professional development you need.

Whatever field of nursing you work in, this course will help you get more out of your career. One of the main benefits of an ICS course is flexibility. Your degree is built up by individual modules, so you could achieve your goal step by step – whether you want to do it quickly or take your time. All course materials are designed by experts in the field of nursing. Plus, recent studies have identified the key attributes sought by employers when recruiting graduates. These include many interpersonal and self-management skills, often ranking above academic merit. Choosing to study your BSc Nursing top-up degree by distance learning demonstrates to employers that you not only have the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding, but also that you can manage time effectively, are self-motivated and already have a good work ethic – qualities that will make you stand out from the crowd. *As per the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework.

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Improve your knowledge and further your career Programme Structure

Is this the right degree for me?

To achieve a BSc Nursing, you must complete a minimum of 60 credits, depending on how many credits your Diploma is worth. One module equates to 20 credits.

If you can answer yes to the questions below, then you’ll find that studying for a BSc Nursing degree could be the right move for your career.

You will study 1 core module and choose the remaining from the optional modules listed below. For more detailed information on each module visit icslearn.co.uk

Core module: Research And Evidence-Based Practice Optional module: Moral & Ethical Issues In Healthcare Assessment & Decision-Making In Nursing Clinical Supervision Innovation and Change Infection Control

4 Are you a registered nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council? 4 Do you want enhanced professional recognition for your knowledge and skills? 4 Would you like to increase your theoretical knowledge and understand how this relates to practice? 4 Would you like to gain an understanding of learning theories and personal development?

Where could a degree in Nursing take you? Whatever area of nursing you work in, the BSc Nursing degree aims to enhance your professional standing and knowledge. By getting proof of your skills, you may find your promotion opportunities increase. This is a degree that could lead to further study, or open doors to working in other areas of nursing if you want. And while this is a course with a clear focus on nursing, the communication, IT and organisational skills you’ll develop will apply to a wide range of other careers.

How this course will build your skills As with any degree, your course will do more than increase your understanding of the nursing profession. As well as building your specific skills and knowledge, you’ll find it helps in broader areas too – for example, improving your thinking and communication abilities.

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Gain specialist knowledge 4 Understand the various factors affecting the provision and delivery of care to patients or clients 4 Learn how to apply your knowledge to specific areas of clinical practice 4 Apply appropriate theory, practice, and professional standards to solving professional problems and issues 4 Gain a critical understanding of influential health factors – including social, economic, technological, and ethical issues

Improve your thinking skills 4 Discover how to critically evaluate research findings 4 Engage in reflective learning and make constructive use of feedback 4 Be able to evaluate current standards, policies and technologies in nursing practice

Learn specific skills 4 Be able to use research methods and an evidence base to analyse the care needs of patients 4 Understand how to best use the various research methods available 4 Demonstrate a critical understanding of research-based knowledge – and how it applies in practice 4 Be able to argue moral positions for and against fertility treatments, surrogacy and abortion.

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An Introduction to our Professional Qualifications

Professional Qualifications +CIPD CBAAPS +CIPD Leadership and Management +CIPD People Management and Development +CIPD Applied Personnel & Development +CIPD Electives +CIMA Accounting Qualification +CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing

We have a great range of professional business qualifications on offer that are ideal if you want to progress in one of the following careers: Accountancy, Marketing or Human Resources. These courses all lead to recognised qualifications and are accredited by the following reputable awarding bodies: the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

“As a Human Resources Manager with Lloyds TSB, I would encourage everyone in the HR field to do the CIPD course. It is highly regarded, and it really is the essential qualification for anyone wishing to make a career in HR. And, of course, I would have no hesitation in recommending ICS as the best way to achieve it. It worked for me – and I know it could work for you too!” Jennifer Hampson Wiltshire

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CIPD CBAAPS Certificate in Business Awareness and Advanced Professional Study The new way to get the professional development you want If your aim is to get onto the CIPD Professional Development Scheme, we can now offer you a straightforward, convenient way to develop the skills, knowledge and attitudes that you need for the postgraduate-level studies involved. This new course leads to the Certificate in Business Awareness and Advanced Professional Study (CBAAPS). Designed as a transitional qualification, it’s ideal for anyone who either isn’t a graduate, or whose degree isn’t in a business, social science or relevant arts subject. And once you’ve earned your Certificate, you’ll have the ideal qualification to progress to the CIPD Professional Development Scheme.

Key topics covered in your course include: 4 Self-management and Study Skills

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Code: U37

4 The Business Environment 4 Research and Reasoning Skills in a Business Context 4 Quantitative Skills for Business Analysis

Pre-requisites/Previous study required: You qualify for studying this course if you hold any of the following: 4 2 years’ management experience

Plus you’ll receive 2 FREE textbooks: ‘The Good Study Guide’ and ‘Understanding Accounts’*

4 3 A-Levels 4 CIPD CPP/ CTP/ CRS 4 NQF Level 3 or above award/HND or HNC in a business related subject Exam details: The CBAAPS programme includes a number of assessments that you complete as part of your coursework and then forward to your tutor for grading and comments. You will also be required to sit a final case study examination at an

CHOOSE WHEN YOU STUDY Total hours of study = 120

authorised testing centre near you and attend a workshop. Please note that CIPD Membership, and workshop fees are not

Preferred period of study

Weekly hours required

Monthly hours required

9 months

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included in the cost of your course. Qualification: CIPD Level 6 Certificate in Business Awareness and Advanced Professional Study.

*items may vary

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CIPD Leadership and Management

Develop your future to its full potential with ICS

CIPD with

If you’ve decided a career in Human Resource Management is for you, a qualification from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the only way to get things moving. The CIPD is the largest professional body of its kind in Europe and its qualifications, which are nationally recognised in the UK, are essential for a successful career in this field.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Develop your future to its full potential If you’ve decided a career in Human Resource Management is for you, a qualification in Leadership and Management is the only way to get things moving. You will develop the skills and knowledge required of an HR professional and learn how to apply a critical, thoughtful approach to your job. You will focus on excellence in people’s attitudes, commitments and achievements, and discover how to make a contribution to the survival of your organisation’s profits and meet both its visions and strategic goals. The Leadership and Management Standards are positioned at Postgraduate Level 7 and on successful completion of your exams you will gain CIPD Licentiateship and a Postgraduate Certificate.

Key topics covered in your course include: 4 Managing for Results

Code: U38 Pre-requisites/Previous study required: A good level of personnel experience is needed for this course, though some students may be entitled to exemption. Please call our CIPD advisors on 0800 096 8436 to discuss. You are required to hold student membership of the CIPD. Our CIPD advisors will arrange this for you. You are also required to provide proof of qualifications when claiming exemptions. Exam details: The CIPD exams are held in May and November. We can take enrolments up to the end of November for May exams and up to the end of May for November exams. You must have a CIPD membership before you can take the exams. Exam Centres are located throughout the UK and Overseas. You are required to complete 4 assignments – one per module, 4 two hour exams – one per module, and 2 three day, weekend residential workshops (central UK location).

4 Managing in a Strategic Business Context 4 Managing and Leading People 4 Managing Information for Competitive Advantage

Choose when you study This course involves around 360 hours of study plus additional time for assignments and revision and should take you between 12 and 24 months to complete. Your course mentor will provide you with a study schedule and will keep you on track for exam deadlines.

Please note that CIPD Membership, exam and workshop fees are additional to course fees. Qualification: CIPD Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate in Leadership and Management. Note: Applied Personnel and Development must also be completed to achieve this award. Only one CIPD postgraduate certificate will be awarded. Completion of this course also gives CIPD Licentiate Membership.

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CIPD People Management and Development You can manage with ICS People Management and Development encompasses all the basic key elements of personnel and development in the main areas of resourcing, development, relations and reward. You will work to acquire the knowledge and skills needed by all personnel and development professionals in order to give informed advice and offer solutions at workplace and establishment level, contribute to improvements in organisational performance and undertake basic human resources processes across the board. This course integrates the Applied Personnel and Development field – essential if you want to become a Graduate Member of CIPD.

Key topics covered in your course include: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

4 Shaping the PM&D Agenda 4 PM&D Expertise

Code: U02

4 Integrating the PM&D Contribution (1)

Pre-requisites/Previous study required: A good level of personnel experience is needed for this course, though some students may be entitled to exemption. Please call our CIPD advisors on 0800 096 8436 to discuss.

4 Integrating the PM&D Contribution (2) 4 Recruitment and Retention 4 Learning and Development

You are required to hold student membership of the CIPD. Our CIPD advisors will arrange this for you. You are also required to provide proof of qualifications when claiming exemptions.

4 Employee Relations 4 Reward Management

Choose when you study This course involves around 240 hours of study plus additional time for assignments and revision and should take you between 9 and 18 months to complete. Your course mentor will provide you with a study schedule and will keep you on track for exam deadlines.

Exam details: Each course includes a number of assessments that you complete as part of your coursework and then forward to your tutor for grading and comments. You’ll also be required to sit an exam at an authorised testing centre near you. Workshop, Assessment and Exam details: To gain this qualification you must also complete the following: 4 2 assignments 4 2-hour examination (local venue) 4 1 x 3-day residential workshop (central UK location) Please note that CIPD Membership, exam and workshop fees are additional to course fees. Qualification: CIPD Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate in People Management and Development. Note: Applied Personnel and Development must also be completed to achieve this award. Only one CIPD postgraduate certificate will be awarded. Completion of this course also gives CIPD Licentiate Membership.

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CIPD Applied Personnel and Development In order to be admitted to Graduate membership of the CIPD, you are required to satisfy the Applied Personnel and Development Standards, no matter what route to membership you choose. Completion is also required for postgraduate certification. The Applied Personnel and Development Standards contain two aspects, both of which will be assessed: 1 a 7000-word management report 2 a continuing professional development log of at least 35 hours‘ activity You will be given the opportunity to submit drafts of your work, and receive detailed feedback, before your final submissions.

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CIPD Learning and Development The organisational process of developing people involves the integration of learning and development processes, operations and relationships. This Generalist Elective will enable you to develop your understanding of the contribution that people development can make to the performance and progress of the organisation and the individual. You will learn about the contribution expected of the learning and development professional in respect of recruitment, performance development processes, employee retention and in building organisational capacity and facilitating change.

Plus you’ll receive a FREE textbook: ‘Learning and Development’*

Key topics covered in your course include:

This course is an essential part of the CIPD Professional Development Scheme (PDS). Applied Personnel and Development is included with our People Management and Development course. This individual option is for students who have not studied People Management and Development with ICS.

4 Recruitment, Performance Management and Strategic Awareness 4 Retention of Employees 4 Learning Processes, Evaluation and Assessment 4 Ethics and Continuing Professional Self-development Code: U04

Code: U18

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Pre-requisites/Previous study required: A good level of personnel experience is needed for the CIPD Learning & Development course. You are also required to hold student membership of the CIPD. Hours of study: 120 Exam details: You will be required to complete one assignment, attend a 2-hour exam (local venue) as well as a 2-day residential workshop (central UK location). Please note that CIPD Membership, exam and workshop fees are additional to course fees. Qualification: CIPD Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate. *items may vary

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CIPD Employee Relations

CIPD Employee Reward

This Generalist Elective will help you learn how to gain people’s commitment to the achievement of the organisation’s business goals and objectives and also how to ensure that organisational change is accepted.

The ways in which people are valued can make a considerable impact on the effectiveness of the organisation. This Generalist Elective covers how people are rewarded in accordance with their value to an organisation.

This course will enable you to develop the negotiation skills you will need to deal with groups and individuals in respect of grievances and disciplinary situations. This module covers both union and non-union situations.

The aim of employee reward policies and practices is to help attract, retain and motivate high-quality people. Getting it wrong can have a significant negative effect on the motivation, commitment and morale of employees.

You will review the interested parties and their roles, assess how their interests conflict and consider how employee relations strategies, policies and processes help to reconcile the differences. You will explore the processes and skills needed to resolve conflict, increase commitment and establish co-operation. Finally, you will cover the theory and practice of collective bargaining, the outcomes and their impact on the organisation.

This course covers financial and non-financial rewards and will enable you to embrace the strategies, policies, structures and processes used to develop and maintain reward systems. Plus you’ll receive a FREE textbook: ‘Employee Reward’*

Plus you’ll receive a FREE textbook: ‘Employee Relations’ *

4 The Employee Reward Contribution

Key topics covered in your course include:

4 The Conceptual Framework

Key topics covered in your course include:

4 Pay Discrimination and Equal Pay

4 Employee Relations Management in Context

4 Contingent Pay and Performance Management

4 The Parties in Employee Relations

4 Reward Systems for Special Groups

4 Employee Relations Processes

4 Managing and Administering Reward

4 Outcomes 4 Employee Relations Skills

Code: U06

Code: U05

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Pre-requisites/Previous study required: A good level of personnel experience is needed for these courses. You are also required to hold student membership of the CIPD. Hours of study: 120 Exam details: You will be required to complete one assignment, attend a 2-hour exam (local venue) as well as a 2-day residential workshop (central UK location). Please note that CIPD Membership, exam and workshop fees are additional to course fees. Qualification: CIPD Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate. *items may vary

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CIPD People Resourcing

The HR sector demands professionals who will add real value through their contribution to the recruitment, selection, deployment, development and retention of people, and who themselves add value to the organisation, individually and collectively. This Generalist Elective will help you to learn about the major tools and techniques related to people resourcing. You will focus on the development of skills applicable to ‘everywhere and tomorrow’ rather than the ‘here and now’. Plus you’ll receive a FREE textbook: ‘People Resourcing’*

Key topics covered in your course include: 4 The Changing World of Work and Organisations

CIPD Employment Law

This Specialist Elective is particularly appealing, as the volume of employment law cases have increased rapidly because of national legislation, the social dimension of the European Union, and case law based on interpretation of both national legislation and European decisions. Many areas that were considered relatively straightforward have become increasingly complex and more detailed. The professional personnel and development practitioner needs to take employment law beyond mere compliance. To add real value you need to be capable of anticipating and evaluating proposed changes in the law, so that your organisation can plan, prepare and implement sound personnel policies. You must also be able to advise management about the implications of existing and impending legislation on resources and business objectives. Plus you’ll receive a FREE textbook: ‘Essentials of Employment Law’*

4 People and Organisations 4 Recruitment and Selection

Key topics covered in your course include:

4 Human Resource Planning

4 The Institutions of Employment Law

4 Optimising Commitment and Performance

4 Individual Employment Law

4 The Future of People Resourcing

4 Collective Employment Law

Code: U03

4 Confidential Information and Intellectual Property 4 Health and Safety at Work 4 Rights and Duties of Employers Code: U07

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Pre-requisites/Previous study required: A good level of personnel experience is needed for these courses. You are also required to hold student membership of the CIPD. Hours of study: 120 Exam details: You will be required to complete one assignment, attend a 2-hour exam (local venue) as well as a 2-day residential workshop (central UK location). Please note that CIPD Membership, exam and workshop fees are additional to course fees. Qualification: CIPD Level 7 Postgraduate Certificate. *items may vary

To enrol call now – 0800 096 8436

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CIMA Accounting Qualification Exceed your own business expectations If you want to pursue a career in accountancy, qualifying to become a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is one of the best routes available. CIMA is an internationally recognised and respected body, offering one of the most highly regarded qualifications there is for strategic and financial management. Indeed, you’ll find the scope of the CIMA qualification goes well beyond pure accountancy and even most management courses to provide a complete education for business in the 21st century. What’s more, as you learn, you can expect to see your prospects and your salary grow! With ICS, you can gain the Certificate in Business Accounting – often a pre-requisite for entry into many accountancy firms. By taking the Certificate with ICS, you’ll not only gain a headstart in getting the career you want, you’ll also have positive proof for prospective employers of your motivation and commitment to self-improvement.

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Code: M01-M05 Pre-requisites/Previous study required: The good news is there are no minimum entry requirements, but you will

Certificate in Business Accounting (Foundation Level)

require a good standard of maths and you have to be competent

Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

in the English language. Code: M01

Fundamentals of Management Accounting

If you have any queries about exemptions and eligibility, please call

Code: M02

us on 0800 096 8436.

Fundamentals of Business Economics

Code: M03

Students studying for the CIMA Qualification are required to

Fundamentals of Ethics, Corporate Governance and Business Law

Code: M04

Fundamentals of Business Mathematics

Code: M05

register with CIMA in order to sit the examinations. Please note registration fees are additional to course fees. Exam details: These courses include a number of assessments

CHOOSE WHEN YOU STUDY

that you complete as part of your coursework and then forward

Total hours of study = 130

to your dedicated ICS tutor for grading and comments. You'll also

Preferred period of study

Weekly hours required

Monthly hours required

6 months

5

22

9 months

4

14

12 months

3

11

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be required to sit computer-based exams at an authorised testing centre near you. Please note that exams are available all year round and exam fees are additional to course fees. Qualification: CIMA Part-Qualified.

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CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is a prestigious and long established professional examination body whose qualifications are highly respected within the industry.

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A qualification from the CIM is positive proof that you have achieved a nationally recognised standard and is often essential for a career in marketing. So when you combine your CIM qualification along with the flexible approach to learning that ICS offers, you can’t help but succeed!

The CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing is ideal if you already have a good grounding in the subject, either through previous study in the area, or from your own working experience. You’ll find it’s designed to provide you with extra skills and knowledge that can really get you to the top of your profession, covering subjects such as customer dynamics, relationship management, budgeting and research methodology.

Key topics covered in your course include: 4 Marketing Planning 4 Marketing Communications 4 Marketing Research and Information 4 Marketing Management in Practice

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW Code: V07 Pre-requisites/Previous study required: You qualify for studying this course if you hold any of the following:

CHOOSE WHEN YOU STUDY Total hours of study = 360

4 CIM Professional Certificate in Marketing

Preferred period of study

Weekly hours required

Monthly hours required

4 Edexcel (BTEC) or HNC/Diploma (UK only)

9 months

10

40

4 NVQ/SVQ Level 3 in Marketing (UK only)

12 months

8

30

4 NVQ/SVQ Level 4 in another subject (UK only)

24 months

4

15

4 Bachelor or Postgraduate Degree

4 3 years’ experience in a marketing role Students studying for the Diploma are required to register as members of CIM. Registration fees are in addition to course fees and are paid directly to CIM. If you would like to discuss your own qualifications, or check entry requirements, please call us on 0800 096 8436. Exam details: This course includes a number of assessments that you complete as part of your coursework and then forward to your tutor for grading and comments. You’ll also be required to sit 4 exams at an authorised testing centre near you. Please note that exam fees are additional to course fees. Qualification: CIM Professional Diploma in Marketing.

To enrol call now – 0800 096 8436

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