FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions about our Distance Learning Courses:
What does the price include? Key Features of our Distance Learning
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
ICSA textbook can also be supplied at additional cost
One FREE deferral allowed.
When should I enrol? 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 book 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. However, even if you enrol in January, you will still receive your lecturer support up until the exams in June. If you leave it very late to enrol, don't worry - we will ensure you receive all mailings in plenty of time for the exam.
Do I need to buy any additional textbooks? 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 happens if I cannot sit my exam? Don't worry - we allow you to defer your course until the next sitting absolutely FREE of charge. Subsequent deferrals require re-enrolment at the full price.
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.
Can I contact other Campbell's College students?
Currently we have a student group on Linkedin and subject specific forums on the Moodle.
I am worried about studying accounts by distance learning - can you help? Jim Skinner our finance tutor writes:
I am a firm believer that you can divide the entire population of the world into two categories, numbers people and words people. I am also of the opinion that the words people think that they are no good at accounts. Many ICSA students are words people and leave the accounting subjects to last. They have achieved passes in other subjects and then the day arrives when they have to tackle the dreaded accounts.
The Campbell's training course is designed with this in mind. No previous book-keeping knowledge is required, you can work at your own pace, the material is written in plain English showing short cuts and "common sense" solutions to problems. All that is required is a commitment to work as hard as you can and send in papers for marking. I have many years experience of producing material for Campbell's College and I know that hard work and an organised approach to study (with no bad luck) will eventually lead to examination success. Jim
What do you offer for the final Chartered Secretaries Case Study module?
This modules involves a pre seen case study plus additional material which is provided during the examination. You must have passed or be exempted from all other modules before this final exam can be undertaken. “This module does not have its own syllabus as it is drawing on knowledge from all syllabuses at Levels One and Two.” For those of you having passed one or more of the Level 1 and 2 subjects this implies a lot of revision and for those of you on fast track, a lot of background reading.
We will solve this conundrum in our course which includes sections on: The Chairman, Stakeholders, Consultants and Finance.
Once the pre-seen case study is released six weeks in advance of the exam, the fourth and final mailing will be produced. The course includes assignments and audio lectures. The ICSA textbook is only available from ICSA publishing as a pdf download - it mainly focuses on the technique needed to deal with a case study. We include three books with our course, Managing by H Mintzberg, The Fish Rots from the Head by Garrett and Accounts Demystified by A Rice.
Does Campbell's have a track record of success? Yes - our pass rate statistics show that our students do better than average. Visit our Prizes Page and also have a look at recommendations from past students on the Reviews Page.
What about the other ICSA qualifications?
We offer courses for:
IFA Levels 4 and 5 - these are delivered online via the Moodle as most students are overseas.
Advanced Certificate in Corporate Governance - this course is the same as for CSQS Corporate Governance.
Campbell's College is your ICSA Registered Tuition Partner with over 25 years experience.
Campbell's College Ltd: Address: 47 Rollo Road, Swanley, Kent. BR8 7RD. Tel: +44 (0)1322 665589. Registered in England & Wales No.2892911