Watson Martin Celebrates Outstanding CIPD Exam Success

WM candidates outperform the national average once again!

Leading HR training and qualifications provider Watson Martin has much to celebrate following the latest Advance Diploma exam results published by the CIPD in July. For WM candidates have outperformed students from other CIPD centres with 80% gaining a pass or higher in their May 2018 Advanced level exams compared to 75% nationally!

The performance of our Leading, Managing and Developing People (LMP) candidates was particularly impressive with 89% achieving success. Around the country, 83% of candidates passed the LMP exam.

Watson Martin candidates also performed well in the challenging Human Resource Management in Context (HRC) exam with 73% being awarded a pass or higher compared to 65.5% nationally.  Only eight candidates nationwide achieved the top grade of Distinction in HRC, two of which were awarded to Watson Martin candidates.

We are delighted!

“We are delighted for our candidates who have worked hard to achieve their success,” said Watson Martin Director, Melanie Martin.  “These excellent results really do reflect the strength of our business which lies in our innovative delivery methods and the highly qualified practitioners who work with us.  Their expertise and dedication to their students is borne out by the feedback they receive on CourseCheck, an independent training course review website, where WM advisers are consistently awarded the top five star rating. Congratulations to all our candidates and we look forward to them becoming fully CIPD qualified in the coming months.”

Rebecca Henning receives a distinction

Rebecca Henning, one of Watson Martin’s candidates to achieve a prestigious distinction in the HRC exam said:

‘I was absolutely thrilled to receive a distinction in my HRC exam – safe to say I definitely wasn’t expecting it! I worked very hard in the run up to the exam, but like many, never feel particularly satisfied after walking out of the exam room. This was only my second exam since finishing university 9 years ago so nerves were felt! That said, the experience on the day was very smooth – the exam conditions were comfortable and all the invigilators were very friendly. The paper was broad, covering a diverse range of topics I’d revised, and I was pleased that I preferred some questions over others and felt like I could give a good stab at it! The structured process run by Watson Martin also made the whole journey much less daunting than it could have been. Both exam workshops were incredibly useful and communicated top tips and clear advice on how to give yourself the best chance. Knowing that I could also get in touch with my adviser at any time to ask questions, or ask her to read over practice questions was incredibly useful – believe me practising timed questions is the key! I was so pleased that my hard work paid off and for anyone else tackling CIPD exams – with hard work, prioritisation, determination and positivity … anything is possible!’

All candidates who complete the CIPD Advanced Diploma with Watson Martin are able to attend specifically tailored workshops before they sit the exams to help them with the revision process. Evaluation revealed that 99% of students described these workshops as either ‘excellent or good’ with nine out of ten describing the tutor’s knowledge as ‘excellent’.

About CIPD Level 7

The Level 7 Advanced Diploma is the most widely recognised professional qualification in HR and the highest level of CIPD qualification, providing a broad range of practical knowledge and skills. Being “fully CIPD qualified” is essential for most senior HR roles. For further information about all courses and qualifications provided by Watson Martin please call 020 7932 2760 or click here