CIMA Focused – why are we launching a new way to study?
We’re launching a brand new way to study for the CIMA qualification. Our experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic proved that our students made a smooth transition to our virtual classroom. In fact, many of them maintained their expected progression or exceeded it, particularly on the case study papers. We found that students worked well online and used the chatbox to engage with the lesson in a way they may not have done in the classroom. The feedback on our virtual case study classes was also excellent and small group tutorials proved very popular online.
At the same time, we still believe passionately in face-to-face training and know that our students appreciate time in the classroom. We know that as exams approach for the objective tests, our students really benefit from interaction with their tutor as they iron out any last minute queries. With this in mind our new ‘CIMA Focused’ offer will blend virtual tuition for the objective tests with face-to-face revision to ensure students studies are effective and successful. Meanwhile, our Case Study papers will be offered via the virtual classroom as this method of delivery has proven highly effective and has achieved excellent results.
The benefits of CIMA Focused
This blended approach to learning combines the best of our virtual classroom with our tried and tested in-centre experience.
We believe that this will allow students to:
- Maximise their studies through a blend of online and classroom learning.
- Feel supported throughout their CIMA journey.
- Stay on track and progress.
It is also important to note that our CIMA Focused programme can be studied as part of an apprenticeship.
To launch our new CIMA Focused programme, we recently held a webinar to talk through the changes and explain the benefits. We were delighted to be joined by Trevor Robertshaw from CIMA, who talked to us about the changes the qualification has undergone and gave us an insight into the future. You can watch the recording below:
Trevor also provided some helpful slides for those wishing to get a better understanding of the CIMA Qualification.
Study CIMA Focused
Our CIMA Focused programme will be available from August 2021 in our East Anglia and Yorkshire centres. You can find a link to our brochures and contact details for each of these below: