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Studying from Home at International Correspondence School

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London Historical Office Of ICS Learn - Home Correspondence School

ICS distance learning (International Correspondence Schools) provides online courses for students who will rather study from home. First founded in the United States in the late 1800s and referred to as Correspondence Schools, its branch which opened in the United Kingdom at the turn of the 20th century now serves as its headquarters and has an enrolment of thousands of students from about a hundred countries all over the world.

Not unlike today’s form of online education, enrolling for correspondence courses over a century ago, though through mail services, is the pioneer of what we now know as distance learning.

Unlike many distance learning schools, getting an education through ICS distance learning courses is affordable, especially when compared to the exorbitant costs of on school campus education of today. Learning is easy and flexible, and students receive great support from not only designated tutors but from a highly effective student's online interactive community.

The ICS course study is planned to be convenient for each individual student because the study provides all the necessary information and educational materials that a student will require before, during, and sometimes even after successful completion of a course.

Enrolling for ICS Courses

Enrolling on a course doesn't require any prior experience and many do not necessarily require qualifications. However, some ICS courses require that students own learning tools and equipment like a computer, a laptop, or a notebook, including full access to the internet.

When these necessary requirements are met, enrolling students won’t need anything else because all course materials needed will be provided by the school. Further information on what may be required by each student, depending on the chosen course, can be found in the Technical Requirements section of the course pages.

After enrolling and payments are processed, the necessary course materials will be delivered to students within a few days.

Costs of Study

The cost of study varies widely, depending on the course and the qualifications that students expect to get on completion of the education. You will find the price for each individual course indicated on the web page dedicated to that qualification.

Most of the international correspondence schools offer convenient payment plans subject to a minimum deposit, so you can enrol for a course and only pay a fraction of the fees after an agreed-upon payment term, but substantial savings can be made if you decide to pay for the entire course in full.

Study Duration

ICS distance learning course duration varies from one course to another. The time it takes to complete the course will always depend on how much time a student has to devote to learning each day and each week. However, most students complete their course study within one year to eighteen months, but there are a number of courses that require longer periods of study.

Study Methods of ICS Distance Learning School

Courses are planned and developed to allow students to study on their own terms, in their own time, whether from home, from the office, or even from a public library.

There are over a hundred courses and thousands of subjects with the schools offering everything from GCSEs, A-Levels, and Diplomas, to BA, BSc., MA, and MSc degree programs, plus they offer professional qualifications in associations with professional bodies and institutes.

Courses are available for overseas students from any part of the world and all courses are distance learning-based. This means you can study in your own time and at your own pace. Some of the courses offered by ICS distance learning schools include, but is not limited to the following:

Creative & Interest

  • Photography
  • Interior Design
  • Dressmaking
  • Creative Writing
  • Study Skills
  • Fashion and Beauty
  • Creative Designs
  • Animal Care
  • Gardening
  • Textiles
  • Writing Books for Children
  • Makeup artist

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IT Technical Courses

  • Systems Operations
  • Programming & Games Design
  • PC Basics, Maintenance & Repairs
  • Web Technology
  • Digital Media

Degrees Courses

  • Law
  • Psychology
  • Business
  • Health & Social Care
  • Education Studies
  • English & History

Vocational Courses

  • Construction, Trade & Engineering
  • Travel, Hospitality & Retail
  • Beauty & Fitness
  • Business & Management
  • Care & Education


  • Accountancy & Finance
  • Purchasing & Supply
  • Personnel and Development
  • Marketing
  • Project Management
  • Career Toolkits
  • Continuous Professional Development

GCSEs & A Levels

  • GCSEs
  • A Levels
  • A-Level Revision Packages

ICS Examinations

Most ICS Diploma courses don't require an examination, but what is required is a continuous assessment of each individual student, but there are some courses that require that enrolled students must sit for a few exams. Students will, however, receive information beforehand about what exams to take and when to take them. The information will be relayed electronically, in their first study shipment.

Student Support at ICS Learn

It is gladdening to know that distance learning doesn’t mean you will be studying in isolation. Because you are studying off-campus does not mean you are studying alone. Students can contact the school's Student Advisers who will give practical assistance throughout the course, including granting access to online student community chat rooms.

ICS Learn online student community has been designed to allow students to interact with and learn from other international correspondence students, members and education experts, including getting involved in interactive discussions and having access to an online research library. Students will also be able to voice their opinions through students’ surveys.

For paper-based studies, students benefit from the support of experienced, dedicated and knowledgeable tutors. They will mark students work, comment, and provide feedback and encouragement by answering any questions students may have during the course of their online education.

Further reading:

Distance Education - Pros and Cons of Online Study

Benefits of Studying from Home at ICS Learn

Being a distance learning course, students can learn and study wherever they are and whenever they wish. And the best thing about 'attendance' is that one need not give up a current job or family commitments to study at correspondence schools online.

If you are a student, you will get full support to make your studies easy to implement. All your paper-based subjects can be split into smaller modules made up of clearly identified study units which you can then work through at your own pace.

After you complete each unit, you will get test papers sent to you online. Depending on which course it is, you will receive them by fax or by courier services. Your tutor will expect you to complete it and send it back to him or her for marking and grading. The tutor will then return the test papers with his/her marks and comments. With the successful completion of each module, the student is then ready for the next one.

For more in-depth information on ICS Learn, and for a complete list of all the courses the international correspondence school offers, please visit their website at ICS Learn.

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Ayman alkayyem on October 05, 2020:

Iwont to know my name in members or not

I was signed from 1995

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on September 10, 2020:

Hi Abraham.

Contact ICS at:

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on August 28, 2020:

Hello Lou,

Visit ICSLearn to find out the business courses they offer.

Lou Gomez on August 27, 2020:

I wana try a business related course. From philippines. How?

Winston on May 25, 2020:

Do you offer Instrumentation please?

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on May 20, 2020:

John T Jensen hello. Did you study it at ICS?

Have you tried to contact them on this? If not, please do. Visit their website “Contact is” link. Here it is:

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on May 20, 2020:

Hi John Montgomery. Sorry for the late response.

Yes you can. Just visit their site and plug in your information.

John T. Jensen on May 19, 2020:

I completed the first two parts of the civil engineering program in the 1970,s while working with the Oregon highway department. I have been unable to find my diplomas and am wondering if there are records that would make it possible to replace these items.

John montgomery De Barros on April 21, 2020:

Please advise whether courses ore offered for Computer Assisted


Grateful for your reply.

April 21, 2020

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on April 21, 2020:

Volt, you can enroll with ICS from anywhere in the world. Including from the Philippines.

Google ICS Learn, then enroll on the site. It’s fairly straight forward.

Volt Tamone on April 21, 2020:

Where I can enroll ICS?

Volt Tamone on April 21, 2020:

Is ICS available in the Philippines?

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on March 04, 2020:

Hello Dennis.

For details concerning courses and costs of study, please visit the ICS Learn website. The link is above, at the end of the article.

Dennis Quijada from Block 6 unit 7 2nd street, INC compound, Bo, Bucal, Dasmariñas, Cavite 4114 on March 04, 2020:

can you send some information regarding about Drafting and fine arts course and how much will it cost me?

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on December 25, 2019:

Hello Julius. It appears so. Please check for courses in civil engineering.

Hope this helps :)

Juluis Daquil on December 25, 2019:

civil engineering is no longer offered in the ICS ?

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on December 20, 2019:


You’ll see the link at the last paragraph of the article.

Ariel Lacsi on December 20, 2019:

Good day how to study home course?

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on December 02, 2019:

Joselito hi. ICSLearn is now mainly offering online courses.

The only instance when mail is involved is only if tutoring materials need to be posted.

Joselito Antonio on December 02, 2019:

Is study by mail program of ICSLearn had stop?

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on July 03, 2019:

That’s wonderful Lewis. Best wishes.

Lewis T. Wesley on July 03, 2019:

I do want to do a correspondent course with ics now

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on June 21, 2019:

You will find details of all the courses available, including financial accounting with this link - on June 11, 2019:

send details to me about financial accounting

Edwin Sumabat on May 08, 2019:

do you have engineering courses?

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on May 02, 2019:

Hello Dickson.

Please contact ICSLearn as I stated in the article. You will get the whole list of courses offered.

Dickson Phiri on May 02, 2019:

do you offer media studies or journalism?

David Beningi on March 11, 2019:

Do you have course for Refrigeration and air conditions

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on February 28, 2019:

Jennifer, ICS Learn does not offer nursing. Try and search for “online school for nurses”. You will find schools that offer the course online.

Jenifer pleños on February 27, 2019:

Do you have a course nursing?

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on February 15, 2019:

Hello Arsenio,

You will have to get in touch with Elsa Support ( They are the one to give you details of how to receive your TOR.

I hope this helps.

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on August 19, 2018:

Hello Elizabeth,

Please follow this link to enrol. . .

Elizabeth Mari on August 07, 2018:

How can I enroll?

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on July 13, 2018:

Hello Rezel

Please visit the ICS Learn site. You will get further instructions there.

Best wishes.

Rezel Lumba Pabu Aya from N-146 Medalla Milagrosa, Buhangin, Davao City on July 10, 2018:

Hi, ICS. I'd like to enroll. I'm from the Philippines. I graduated a two-year course "Computer Hardware Technology. I am a missionary in our church. Our job is to reach out people especially those who are living i remote areas. There are times that we have mission trip abroad. I would like to enroll for "Psychology".but I don't know how will earn this knowledge.Hoping for your kind consideration. God bless.

temple on July 09, 2018:

i want to study in college here in the

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on April 28, 2018:

Hello, Thata,

Please get in touch with ICS and state your case of loss of documents. I am certain that they will be able to advise you on what steps to take to obtain documents you may have lost.

They are the only ones that can be of assistance for your case.

Best wishes.

thata maquiling on April 21, 2018:

Hello Sir/Madam,

I would like to request your kind advise how can I reproduce a copy of my ICS documents. I am graduated on March 1993 of Mechanical Engineering, unfortunately all my ICS documents enclosed to an ICS blue attache-case issued to me by ICS was accidentally lost when our rented house in my place was demolished due to road widening, and during that time I was working in Caloocan City Manila as a Manufacturing Plant Maintenance Engineer. Now I need those document to support my new job challenge. please kindly advise.

please send your precious advise to my email;

thank you

respectfully yours

Beatriz Pilongo on April 20, 2018:

what should i do to continue my studies?

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on April 17, 2018:

@chenah, when you visit the site, you will find what's required, after you input your course of choice.

@Beatriz yes you can.

@sara jean, It's actually not my school, but rather, an International Correspondence School that is known worldwide called ICS Learn.

Beatriz Pilongo on April 16, 2018:

can i continue my business accounting course?

chenah on April 12, 2018:

what are the posibilities or requirements needed in order to enroll?

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on March 27, 2018:

Hello Mary Grace.

It depends on where you reside and if you want to enrol online or at an on-campus school.

However, If you Google - "where to study stenography in....." - and add which state or region you want to study (where the dotted lines are) you will get answers.

Meanwhile, you can try this link -

Hope it'll lead you to answers you require.

Mary Grace Caballero on March 23, 2018: can i enroll to study stenography?? I have a degree in business administration.pls help

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on March 12, 2018:

Janis, you can enroll at ICS again to finish up your Hotel and Restaurant Management course if you still wish to.

To answer your 2nd question, yes, you can enroll again for a different course.

Janis on March 12, 2018:

Hi. I took up Hotel and Restaurant Management in ICS back in 2007 but i was not able to finish the course. I was not able to continue with my studies after ICS. My question is, if it is still possible for me to enroll in this school again. Also, i am interested in taking up another course. Is this possible?

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on October 26, 2017:

Hello Joan

As I told Cynthia below, you can visit ICSLearn and start from their.

Hope this helps.

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on October 19, 2017:

Cynthia, go to

You will start by filling in your preferred course and proceed from there. You'll get all the info you require pertaining to your course choice.

Hope this helps.

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on October 19, 2017:

Hello David. I'm sorry for the late reply. Yes, ICS will consider.

David Fallarna on October 05, 2017:

Hi.My daughter wanted to continue in college in Bachelor of education..Are you offer online education and be able to consider the units she has taken?

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on September 11, 2017:

Hello Wilfredo

I am certain you will be able to start off from where you stopped your ICS study.

All you'll need do is write them about why you stopped and that you need to commence your studies now.

I hope this helps

Wilfredo Melliza Deriada Jr. on September 10, 2017:

Good Day!

I am already started studying at ICS years ago, but due to financial constraints and some serious personal problems it was cut off though I am interested to continue the study, could I make it to continue the course which I started at ICS?

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on August 06, 2017:

Hello Cherry,

Please visit . . . . . . where you can find out about correspondence courses on Health and Social Care.

I hope this helps

All the best. :)

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on November 02, 2016:

Dionisio thanks for stopping by.

I'm not quite sure of your question. Which school of architecture did you study? I Know it's not ICS because they don't offer architecture.

Secondly, ICS Learn is not my school :) It's a correspondence school that's for online study wherever you may be.

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on November 02, 2016:

Thank you for dropping by Naurah Sarah. You can find more details on how to register at ICS at

Hope this helps.

Naurah Sarah @ Lim Gek on July 05, 2016:

Add Your Comment.. please send me a application form. As I want to study interior design.

stanford greene on July 22, 2014:

trying to find transcript from ics learning system

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on October 12, 2011:

That is the beauty of Home courses/ICS. Communication can be through email,phone, etc. because your tutors will be constantly there for you at any time and from anywhere.

So, yes Bdouble, you can definitely keep in touch with your professor through email, and you can guarantee that you will receive a timely response because that is what they are there for. To tutor extensively through distance learning.

Best of luck.

bdouble28 on October 11, 2011:

Is it possible for me to keep in touch with my professor through e-mail? Will I get a timely response?

Distance Learning Student on June 02, 2011:

Online education is the fastest-growing segment of the education field

cmellon86 on May 30, 2011:

Good introduction for those interested in distance learning! Thanks for the hub!

Online Student on May 24, 2011:

This is the wave of the future, guys, the (positively) Brave New World.

Welcome to it.

(I coulda told you this nine years ago, when I started teaching on-line !!)

viryabo (author) from Lagos, Nigeria. on February 27, 2011:

Thanks Agent007.

Now education is soon going to be available to all those interested in pursuing one. And become very affordable too.

That's really great news.


agent007 from Florida on February 26, 2011:

It's definitely good that technology is bridging the gap for people who don't have access to an education. Great article!

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