How Micro-Learning can help you pass any exam

Perhaps you may not be aware but here at our CIPS Business Academy Online Centre, we get amazing exam results, often higher than 96% and way above the CIPS averages.  I think there are many things that we do that help our students achieve success but the major one is micro-learning.

We have just (Feb 2024) updated all of our Level 4 material and have incorporated even more micro-learning into our videos and exercises. (Updates to Levels 3, 5 and 6 are coming soon!) Before I delve into the scientific evidence supporting microlearning, let me first explain what I mean. Microlearning involves delivering short bursts of targeted content to learners, typically through videos, quizzes, or interactive modules. These nuggets of knowledge are designed to be consumed in small increments, making them perfect for the modern learner’s on-the-go lifestyle.

Don’t take my word for it though, here is the science behind micro-learning

1. Enhanced Retention Rates
Numerous studies have shown that microlearning significantly improves information retention. A study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology found that learners retained 20% more information through microlearning compared to traditional methods. This phenomenon can be attributed to the spaced repetition technique employed in microlearning, where learners encounter information multiple times over spaced intervals, reinforcing memory retention.

2. Increased Engagement
Engagement is the cornerstone of effective learning, and microlearning excels in this aspect. Research conducted by the University of California, Irvine, revealed that microlearning modules led to a 50% increase in engagement levels among participants. The brevity of microlearning content prevents cognitive overload and boredom, keeping learners actively involved throughout the learning process.

3. Flexible Learning Experience
Flexibility is another key advantage of microlearning, supported by scientific evidence. A study conducted by the American Psychological Association demonstrated that learners exposed to microlearning modules reported higher levels of satisfaction with the flexibility offered by this approach. Microlearning allows learners to access content anytime, anywhere, empowering them to take control of their learning journey.

4. Improved Knowledge Application
The ultimate goal of learning is not just to acquire knowledge but also to apply it effectively. Microlearning facilitates this process by focusing on specific learning objectives and real-world applications. Research published in the Journal of Educational Psychology found that learners who underwent microlearning interventions demonstrated a 17% improvement in their ability to apply learned concepts compared to those exposed to traditional instruction methods.

5. Cost-effective Learning Solution
From an organisational standpoint, microlearning offers significant cost savings without compromising learning outcomes. A meta-analysis conducted by Harvard Business Publishing Corporate Learning revealed that companies adopting microlearning strategies experienced a 50% reduction in training costs. This cost-effectiveness stems from the efficient use of resources and the ability to deliver targeted training to employees as needed.

In conclusion, you are a busy professional who wants to pass your exams first time and open up greater opportunities for yourself financially and career-wise. 

Why would you not choose a study centre which uses these approaches to set you up for a greater opportunity for success 🤷🏼‍♀️

Take a look at our packages and see which one fits for you. Excited for you to join us.


Level 3 Diamond Timetable

Exam Series Module No. of sessions Dates
March 2024
M2 & M3
6
15th Jan, 29th Jan, 5th Feb, 19th Feb, 26th Feb, 4th Mar
May 2024
M4
3
15th Apr, 22nd Apr, 29th Apr
July 2024
M5
3
3rd June, 10th June, 24th June
Nov 2024
M1
3
7th Oct, 21st Oct, 4th November
Mar 2025
M2&M3
6
13th Jan, 20th Jan, 27th Jan, 10th Feb, 24th Feb, 3rd March
May 2025
M4
3
7th Apr, 14th Apr, 28th Apr
July 2025
M5
3
2nd June, 16th June, 30th June

Level 6 Diamond Timetable

Exam Series Module No. of sessions Dates
March 2024
M2 & M5
5
25th Jan, 1st Feb, 8th Feb, 22nd Feb, 29th Feb
May 2024
M4 & M7
4
18th April, 25th April, 2nd May, 9th May
July 2024
M3 & M8
5
30th May, 20th June, 27th June, 4th July, 11th July
November 2024
M1
3
10th Oct, 24th Oct, 7th Nov
Mar 2025
M2 & M5
5
30th Jan, 6th Feb, 13th Feb, 27th Feb, 6th Mar
May 2025
M4 & M7
4
3rd April, 10th April, 1st May, 8th May
July 2025
M3 & M8
5
5th June, 12th June, 19th June, 26th June, 3rd July

Level 5 Diamond Timetable

Exam Series Module No. of sessions Dates
March 2024
M5, M15 & M9
4
31st Jan, 7th Feb, 21st Feb, 28th Feb, 6th March
May 2024
M3 & M8
4
10th April, 17th April, 24th April, 1st May
July 2024
M4
3
5th June, 11th June, 26th June
November 2024
M1 & M2
5
9th Oct, 16th Oct, 23rd Oct, 30th Oct, 6th Nov
Mar 2025
M15, M5, M9
5
29th Jan, 5th Feb, 12th Feb, 26th Feb, 5th March
May 2025
M3 & M8
4
9th April, 16th April, 30th April, 7th June
July 2025
M4
3
4th June, 18th June, 2nd July

Level 4 Diamond Timetable

Exam Series Module No. of sessions Dates
March 2024
M3, M5, M7
6
23rd Jan, 30th Jan, 6th Feb, 20th Feb, 27th Feb, 5th March
May 2024
M4 & M6
4
9th April, 16th April, 23rd April, 30th April
July 2024
M8
3
4th June, 18th June, 3rd July
November 2024
M1 & M2
5
8th Oct, 15th Oct, 22nd Oct, 29th Oct, 5th Nov
March 2025
M3, M5, M7
5
29th Jan, 5th Feb, 12th Feb, 26th Feb, 5th March
May 2025
M4 & M6
4
8th April, 15th April, 29th April, 6th June
July 2025
M8
3
10th June, 24th June, 8th July