10 November | Ian Tait
An interesting aspect of teaching the CIPS Diploma courses is to hear the occasional comment from students about how useful they’ve found the programme. Not just from the employer’s or workplace perspective, but from their own individual point of view. This is a rarely recognised dividend of undertaking CIPS studies.
For example, one student currently coming towards the end of his Foundation Diploma studies is undertaking a complete refurbishment of his recently purchased terraced home. He commented that the foundation-level studies had helped him understand the importance of planning the refurbishment work and budgeting accurately. He felt he had understood more clearly the motivation and objectives of some of the specialist contractors he has been using, such as double-glazing installers, electricians, and so on (the “profit motive” of the seller).