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Record growth for UK online learning company

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

LEADING online learning company ICS Learn experienced record levels of growth last year – with revenue rising 48%.

The company, which caters for over 11,000 students, saw its students invest £11.3m in courses ranging from A-levels to industry qualifications – a £3.59million hike on the previous year.

Across its faculties, HR saw the biggest upturn with spend on courses increasing 60 per cent between 2015 and 2016, while Accounting rose by 55 per cent, and Marketing jumped 45 per cent.

ICS Learn’s Chief Executive Officer, Colin Kennedy, heralded 2016 as its “most successful year ever”.

He added: “We stay competitive by offering courses which take full advantage of the latest advances in digital technology – we recently expanded our offering to include a fully-online Personal Fitness qualification and were also the first to offer all levels of the HR CIPD qualification 100 per cent online.

“Our number of expert tutors has risen from 52 to 68 in the past year and we have made appointments across our product, services, admin, sales and marketing teams.  Our ambitious growth strategy is ongoing with more recruitment in the pipeline as well as plans to target new international markets.”

ICS Learn provides courses across Accounting, Fitness, HR and A-levels and GCSEs and its client base includes Royal Bank of Scotland, Volkswagen, NHS 24, McDonalds and Arnold Clark.

As it moves into 2017 the company plans to actively target the Middle-Eastern and Asian markets and will be attending the HR Summit and Expo in Dubai later this year.




Issued by Beattie, The Creative Communications Group, on behalf of ICS Learn.

Notes to Editors:


  1. ICS Learn is the world's most experienced distance learning organisation
  2. A pioneer in teaching skills and qualifications at a distance for over 125 years, ICS Learn believe online learning should fit around their student’s life; courses can be studied from home, from work or from anywhere they want
  3. Although the majority are based in the UK, students are attracted to their flexible working from all over the world to study a range of courses across Accounting, Fitness, HR and A-levels and GCSE.
  4. Their qualifications are respected and widely recognised with the aim of improving your skills or employability and are accredited by awarding bodies and higher education institutions, including CIPD, AAT, ILM and CIPS.