Distance Learning: FAQ
Campbell's College courses for ICSA: The Chartered Governance Qualifying Programme
When you think of distance learning you might think of a folder of notes sent by post.
When you think of online training you may imagine a purely online experience.
Our training courses are a mix of both and more - printed notes, online lectures and resources, contact with a real tutor by phone and email, self-mark assignments and tutor marked assignments. Plus the option to attend face-to-face revision courses in London.
What is included?
Campbell's College study notes - sent by post in four instalments
Audio Bursts recorded lectures or video presentations (online)
A ring binder for filing your work
Lecturer support by phone and email
Marking of assignments
Contact with other students via subject forums
Help and advice from the administration department
Copies of past exam papers and examiners reports available online.
Additional resources where applicable (codes/acts/articles etc)
Course notes are also available online - for download and/or responsive format
The ICSA Publishing textbook can also be supplied at additional cost
Up to one year of tutor support per module and 18 months online access
Additional Information: how it works:
Our specially written Campbell's College study notes are sent to you by post in four instalments. These study notes will supplement the official textbook and provide additional useful and interesting information plus question practice.
The written material is supplemented by online recorded lectures. These are accessed via our Moodle where you can also access the course notes and other relevant resources.
Included in every mailing of course notes are a number of assignments.
These vary from course to course - some are self mark but others are exam style questions to be sent to your tutor for marking. The feedback will help you perfect your exam technique!
Campbell's College provides a personal touch - Our training is targeted and direct. The lecturers who write the course also do the marking and are available to discuss the student's work over the phone.
We try to provide the opportunity to maximise learning by doing the following: Reading, Listening, Talking/Communicating and Writing.
When should I enrol?
● Our courses are designed to fit into your busy lifestyle, so there is no fixed deadline for enrolment.
● Courses are structured to prepare you for the next available examination (either June or November).
Courses are updated after every set of exams - courses for the June exams are ready mid January and courses for the November exams by mid July. But, you can enrol at any time - there is no set start date. You will work to your own timetable from the date of enrolment until the exam period. If you enrol early, you can start using some of the current material and updated notes will be made available later. If you enrol late, we will speed up the mailings to ensure you receive everything in good time for the exam.
How do I enrol?
Either print out the enrolment form and send/fax/email to us or enrol and pay online Don't worry if you have not yet received your ICSA registration number - you can let us know later.
How many subjects should I study at a time?
You can enrol for as many modules as you wish, but ICSA will only let you sit two exams per sitting.
How soon after I enrol will I receive my first mailing?
We aim to despatch your first mailing within one or two working days. We can send to your work or home address, just let us know your preference. Confirmation is sent by email along with details of your tutor and a course outline. The next three instalments are posted at roughly three week intervals.
How is the supplementary material accessed?
You will be sent a link to the relevant course supplementary material which can be accessed on our Moodle.
How long does each course last?
You will receive your four mailings over a twelve week period but tutor support is available for up to one year - you can therefore enter the June or November exam.
Do I need to buy any additional textbooks apart from the ICSA Study Text?
No - our course notes used in conjunction with the ICSA textbooks will provide all you need. If you do want to buy additional books, you will find recommendations on our Book Page.
What are the exam dates?
What happens if I cannot sit my exam?
A maximum of one year's tutor support is available per module after which time you will need to re-enrol to renew your support. You can continue with online access without support for a further six months.
I live overseas - is this a problem?
Absolutely not - Campbell's College provides ICSA training to students worldwide. Notes can be emailed on request and student online forums and groups mean overseas students are not isolated.
How do I contact my tutor and submit my assignments for marking?
On enrolment you will be sent contact details. When you have completed a piece of work, please send it directly to your tutor by email or post.
Can I contact other Campbell's College students?
Currently we have a student group on Linkedin and subject specific forums on the Moodle.
Does Campbell's have a track record of success?