I enjoyed the course and i really benefitted from the delivery workshops. The units without workshops i found more difficult to learn from the self directed elements. It was very relaxed in terms of structure which I knew when signing up so need to be very organised and self -motivated to undertake. The trainers were brilliant, had great knowledge of the subject areas and were very responsive when asking for help.
What I liked: The CIPD assignments. These were well structured and forced a good appreciation of the subjects covered. My Tutor. I was very happy with my Tutor Amanda Harris as she was friendly, encouraging, and had very good expert knowledge. I was also impressed that she responded to enquiries and submissions very promptly. Choice of topics. I liked the ability to choose between a full range of optional modules, in fact this was the reason for choosing Watson Martin ahead of other providers.
Lucy did a great job at engaging our small group and felt very informal and collaborative. She's clearly very knowledgeable and is a personable trainer. Moving LO2 out of the workshop and into prework felt like a lot at the time, but looking back I'm relieved because there's so much to cover in this unit that I would have felt totally overwhelmed, trying to consume everything in one day. I look forward to my next workshop with Lucy!
Lorraine was a great facilitator and I would definitely recommend attending a session led by Lorraine. There was a really good mixture of breakout rooms and activities. The use of breaks were used well so that we could stay refreshed throughout the day.
Really enjoyed the group discussions, found those really informative and engaging. Jam board worked really well. Thought the prep work was a good amount, and easy to engage with. Simple introductions to concepts and theories was appreciated, and also how they linked to real situations. Thought it was good how both Evelyn and Lorraine worked together and reassured us about the amount of content as well as how there was no right or wrong answer as long as you could justify with theory/models/experience. Appreciated the connections to how we could link to LO/AC's as that is sometimes hard to do when you come back to the assignment. Seems as if there are lots of resources on the VLE as well, so thank you for those as well. Great day overall!