I turned up at the airport to be told my flight didn’t exist

Last month I was travelling to Vegas for the first time since the C word that shall not be named.  Nothing excites me like going on holiday and I turned up at Heathrow airport full of the joys of spring, ready to check in.

Before you can get to the check in desk there was a security man who had to check your flight details and vaccine passport.  I tell him our flight number and he checks the paper list in front of him.  Then he checks the list again. Then he does it again.  At this moment I can feel the anxiety start to set in.  Finally, he looks at me and tells me that my flight doesn’t exist, and I must be flying on a different airline.  

I know this is not the case and start to feel panic rise in me saying no, this is the right airline, our flight is at this time, and you need to double check.  He has his paper list in his hand, still saying no your flight does not exist.  I think he sees that I am about to lose it as he turns over the piece of paper and lo and behold there is our flight number! I started to laugh with relief and the security guy is super apologetic and it turns out this is his first day on the job.

So why am I sharing this with you? Well, this episode got me thinking about problems that students can have in their exams.  In your CIPS CR exams you can and should answer the questions in any order, not necessarily 1 – 4.  Answering the question that you like best is going to give you confidence and this should help you tackle the more difficult questions. 

However, a word of warning here.  Just like the security guard – remember to turn the page! What I mean by this, is if students answer out of order they can, and I have seen this, forget to answer all questions.

Please turn the page and scroll through every question to ensure that you finish the entire exam and answer the questions in order of which you prefer.  This will help you maximise your success in the exam.

Thanks for reading and good luck in your exam

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