Your exams will be computer-based examinations from July 2019 and will be taken at a CIPS online regional examination centre. Our Lancashire head office (Accrington) has been set up as an online examination centre if this location is convenient for you, please speak with our study centre team about this and any other questions relating to your study.
The examination is an Objective Response exam format (OR)
These questions allow you to select a response from a list of possible answers. You will find these types of exams across all CIPS qualifications levels and they are marked by computer and then moderated by CIPS examiners
Exam pass mark for all modules- You must achieve 70% to pass the exam.
Everyone learns at a different pace and in a different way, that’s why Chamber Business Training and your tutor will advise you on the best study option for your circumstances, so it fits with your work and home life.
These are the typical amounts of time required to achieve this qualification:
Your total qualification time (TQT) is 300 hours. The TQT indicates the overall number of guided learning hours, additional self-study and assessment time that is required.
Guided Learning Hours (GLH) You are expected to undertake 200 GLH. The definition of guided learning hours is: ‘A measure of the amount of input time required to achieve the qualification. This includes lectures, tutorials, reading, cpd and practicals, as well as supervised study in, for example, learning centres and workshops’.
Self-studying requirement (SSR) Additionally, CIPS recommend that you also commit to at least 90 SSR hours. This includes wider reading of the subject areas and revision to give yourself the best preparation for successfully achieving the qualification.
Total exam time 10 hours- All the modules in CIPS qualifications are assessed by an examination