When will I receive my course materials?
All the materials are now delivered through our new online learning platform. You will be sent a user id and password around the enrolment closing date(for courses involving workshops) or shortly after your enrolment if you’re studying by distance learning. Materials can be printed from the learning platform if required. Text books will still be sent out hard copy.
How do I prepare for my first workshop?
Log into the learning platform and check the workshop preparation area to see which modules will be covered within the workshop. It is strongly recommended that you review the modules to be studied before the workshop in order to get the most benefit from the workshop.
How much time do you recommend is spent on studying each course and what duration are the courses?
We recommend 5-6 hours a week study time for each course, this is assuming the study period is 3 months for the Awareness certificate, 6 months for the Advanced certificate and a 9-12 month period for the Diploma.
It should be understood that the study time will also be dependent on your experience. If you have never worked in a relevant environment previous to taking the qualification, then you may need to do additional research and background reading particularly for assignments in order to bring your knowledge up to the required level. The ICA website does have significant resources in terms of articles, links to useful websites and also discounts on relevant conferences which can all help in this.