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Dreadful course materials, Zero support, but happy to take your cash!
Author Name: Vidall
Disadvantages: ICS learn are one big disadvantage
I took a web design course with ICS and ran into problem after problem, to begin with the course material was at least 5 years out of date, extremely poorly written, spelling and grammer mistakes, and factually inaccurate.
The software was a mixed bag of awful to dreadful, some of it was a timed trial which had long since expired and couldn't be used. Some of it was so old it simply wouldnt load on a modern PC, and when I say modern I mean Windows XP! and the rest simply didnt work.
I received an email address with my course, which was a "hotline" to my tutor, after repeated emails it turned out my tutor was not the talkative type, I heard absolutely nothing from him even though I mailed at least 6 times regarding the failed software.
It was obvious that something was very wrong with the course and ICS as a company, after talking to and emailing their customer support manager it was apparent even in the face of undeniable failings in the course and its materials they were not going to give a refund, I eventually got in touch with trading standards who themselves got the brush off from ICS who wriggled and wormed their way out of their responsibilities time and again. I eventually decided that the stress they were causing me was not worth the £400 they had fleeced me for.
I now work in the web development industry and my advice to anyone wanting to learn is to get a work placement at a studio, use the web to scour for learning resources that are current, buy books and magazines, and avoid paying over the odds for the ICS web design courses that mean ABSOLUTELY NOTHING to a potential employer, not even worth the paper they are written on.
If your the sort of person who loves throwing money down the drain then ICS is perfect for you, for anyone else PLEASE PLEASE dont use this awful company.
Summary: Do not go anywhere near them, you will be parted with a lot of money and receive nothing of use back