Truly a Chamber of Excellence
Having not studied towards a formal qualification since leaving higher education over 5 years ago, I was a little apprehensive about re-entering into education and finding the right work-study balance. I found it quite daunting and confusing at first to try and understand how CIPS qualifications work and what would be suitable for my needs and career development.
Chamber Business Training made the process very simplified for me and recommended a suitable course of learning, based on my current qualifications and my future career goals. They also provided a clear route map for my next steps, what I would need to do, who to contact and when everything needed to be completed in order to enrol with themselves and CIPS. The staff at Chamber Business Training are all very friendly, patient and offer support to students at every stage of their journey. I myself have been very thankful for the out of class support offered to me during my studies.
Having embarked on the CIPS level 4 diploma, I was very impressed with the study centre and the facilities offered to students. I have found being able to study with like-minded professionals has significantly aided my learning, as it has enabled me to learn about procurement from different industries I previously may not have been exposed to.
Additionally, I can only offer nothing but praise for my tutor. Having extensive industry experience, my tutor is able to present the syllabus in a very pragmatic way and offers unique ways to approach CIPS learning. Using work based examples, my tutor translates the ideas and concepts contained within every module to enhance learning and offer deeper understanding of the subject matter in an easily digestible, memorable format. My tutor has also offered a pragmatic approach to exam technique, which allows students to maximise potential marks within exams.
On the whole, I first began studying CIPS just using the study materials and I must say that since studying with Chamber Business Training, my worries about study have been significantly relieved. I personally thought I could never pass an essay based exam (having struggled with these tests in the past). I can thankfully say however that thanks to Chamber Business Training, I attained a distinction on my very first CIPS exam – something I thought would never be possible! Luke Torkington, Central Procurement Team, Four Seasons Healthcare
I have been on the CIPs Level 4 course by attending evening classes from October last year and I am due to complete this Level on 19th July this year. I have found the experience of studying for CIPs at East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce to have been a very positive experience for a number of reasons. The classes are informative and the support from the tutor is very good. If I have any questions I can ask in class or drop a short email to my tutor who is very knowledgeable and always responsive. I have found the tools on Moodle such as past exam questions and Examiners Reports to be very useful in helping me study and prepare for exams. And my fellow students have been great, really nice people who I have enjoyed meeting and look forward to seeing each week.
The facilities at East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce are good with everything needed to make studying comfortable. Refreshments are provided, the rooms are comfortable and the environment friendly.
All the staff are helpful, knowledgeable and have gone out of their way to help me with my studies. So overall a very good and positive experience. Andrew Payne, NHS Shared Business Services, Greater Manchester
I joined Chamber Business Training in September 2016 to continue my CIPS studies as I had previously gone down the distance learning route. I wanted to take the classroom approach as I’d reached a level which warranted a more guided study process and Chamber Business Training in Leeds offered this for me. I’m now coming to the end of my first year and have been delighted with the level of tutoring which has really helped progress my studies.
The study centre in Leeds at the Clayton Hotel offers great facilities and is easily accessible either by car or train. I really enjoy the classes which are very relaxed but thorough in content and offer discussion which improves the delivery of the course.
I have been very impressed with the staff at Chamber Business Training who are very friendly and helpful, always keeping the students informed with regards exam entries and other relevant information. Chamber Business Training also offer an online study resource tool which has excellent course material and is very useful in helping students get through the course levels.
To conclude, I would definitely recommend Chamber Business Training for any student looking for a study centre to undertake their studies and I look forward to my next year of study with them. Eddie Fisher, Hydramotion Ltd, Malton, North Yorkshire
Even though I have only been with Chambers for just over a year I can honestly say that it has been a far better experience than my previous 2 years studying with Leeds City College. I get regular communications from Chambers keeping me updated of upcoming exams, class time tables, events etc where as previously I would get a sporadic text message if I was lucky.
The facilities that Chambers have provided are superior to the ones provided at Leeds City College & are more conducive to learning as opposed to the quite noisy environment I have experienced previously.
All in all I have been impressed with the service provided & the tutors are of a very good standard. I would recommend Chambers to anyone thinking of doing CIPS. Neil Frost, Leeds Innogy Business Services UK Ltd, Leeds
Chamber Business Training is the place to go for your CIPS qualification. What I enjoyed most about the training was the high quality study material they provided, the engaging discussions we had in class and the motivation and support I received from day one. The service has been exceptional and I will highly recommend this course and training provider to all my procurement colleagues. Velitsko Panov, Self Funding Student