Special T&Cs - IPA Covid-19 Free Learning Scheme

Special Terms and Conditions for free courses, qualifications and exams offered by the IPA during the COVID-19 Pandemic

The IPA has made a number of its professional development courses that are ordinarily charged for a fee, as free-of-charge for a limited period. As a result, those taking part in this special Covid-19 Free Learning Scheme must accept terms of participation which are different to ordinary, fee-paying customers. Any person (individual or business) wishing to order and take part in a specified, free-of-charge course through the IPA must review and accept this set of Special Terms and Conditions.

IPA’s right to amend these terms:

The IPA may amend these Special Terms and Conditions at any time. In particular, the IPA reserves the right to remove the offer of free courses and qualifications, change the offer period (including to reduce or extend it), or change the offering of free courses at any time.

Eligibility:

Employees of IPA member agencies and accelerator agencies, personal members of the IPA and those currently enrolled on the MIPA Pathway are eligible to order and take part in the Specified Free Courses, free of charge, during the Offer Period.
IPA member agencies and accelerator agencies are eligible to order the Specified Free Courses on behalf of their employees, free of charge, during the Offer Period.

Any marketing professional (whether currently practising or not) may order and take part in a specified April 2020 Commercial Certificate intake free of charge.

The IPA may demand reasonable forms of identification to be produced to confirm eligibility.

Offer Period:

For the Specified Free Courses, entrants must complete the order on the IPA’s website from 6 April 2020 until the Booking Deadline for that course, as specified below. For courses without a booking deadline, the order must be completed prior to 2 October 2020.

Entrants to the April 2020 Commercial Certificate must complete the order on the IPA’s website between 6 April 2020 and 30 April 2020.

Limitations:

Eligible entrants can order and take up any number of “webinars” and “qualifications” from the list of Specified Free Courses.

“Courses” have a limited number of participants and is available on a “first-come-first-served” basis. However, for fairness, the IPA may limit entrants to a maximum of 1 employee from each IPA member agency into any “course” (or 2 employees, if places were booked in and confirmed by the IPA prior to 22 April 2020). The IPA may reject orders that go beyond this limit and accept later eligible entries. 

Specified Free Courses:

The courses that are identified as a Specified Free Course, maximum capacity, the course period, and the booking deadline are as follows. This list can be updated at any time at the IPA’s discretion:

Type of Course

Course offered free-of-charge

Max capacity

Course period

Booking deadline

Course

You Don’t Need to be Creative to be Creative

13

27/4/2020 & 4/5/2020

20/4/2020

 

Storytelling and Making Complex Arguments Buyable

13

28/4/2020 & 5/5/2020

20/4/2020

 

How to build strong client relationships

12

15/05/2020

01/05/2020

 

Take Control of Your Briefs

12

18/05/20 & 19/05/2020 & 20/05/2020

05/05/2020

 

Applied Behavioural Economics (MIPA)

15

19/05/2020 & 22/05/2020

18/05/2020
 

Prototyping Creative Content Ideas

12

20/05/2020 & 22/05/2020

14/05/2020

   

16

29/05/2020

14/05/2020

 

Making Zoom Calls More Human

25

14/05/2020

13/05/2020

 

Keeping Your Focus in these Challenging Times

12

19/05/2020

18/05/2020

 

Resilience For Now (Difficult Times)

25

21/05/2020

20/05/2020

 

Coaching/looking after teams in extraordinary times

25

28/05/2020

 27/05/2020

 

Time Management

100

06/05/2020 & 07/05/2020

 05/05/2020

 

How to build strong client relationships

12 02/06/2020

01/06/2020

 

Coming back together as teams

25 03/06/2020

02/06/2020

 

Production Lite (MIPA)

15 04/06/2020 & 05/05/2020

12

 

Managing People Intelligently

16 08/06/2020 & 10/06/2020 & 12/06/2020

07/06/2020

 

You Don't Need to be A Creative to be Creative

12 9/6/2020 & 16/6/2020

08/06/2020

 

Storytelling and Making Complex Arguments Buyable

12 09/06/2020 & 16/6/2020

08/06/2020

  Applied Behavioural Economics (MIPA) 20 08/06/2020 & 12/06/2020 AM 07/06/2020
  Applied Behavioural Economics (MIPA) 20 08/06/2020 & 12/06/2020 PM 07/06/2020
  Coming back together as teams 30 11/06/2020 10/06/2020
  Presentation Skills 10 17/06/2020 16/06/2020
  Applied Behavioural Economics (MIPA) 20 19/06/2020 & 26/06/2020 AM 18/06/2020
 

Applied Behavioural Economics (MIPA)

20 19/06/2020 & 26/06/2020 AM

18/06/2020

 

Coping with Change

9 22/06/2020 & 23/06/2020 21/06/2020
 

Storytelling

12 24/06/2020 & 01/07/2020 23/06/2020
 

Client Service Negotiation Skills

12 25/06/2020 & 02/07/2020 24/06/2020
 

Brilliant Creative Brainstorming

20 26/06/2020 25/06/2020
 

Coping with change

27 29/06/2020 28/06/2020
 

How to build strong client relationships

14 30/06/2020 29/06/2020
 

Effective Leadership Workshop

25 09/07/2020 08/07/2020
 

Prototyping Creative Content Ideas

14 08/07/2020 & 10/07/2020 07/07/2020
  Managing People Intelligently  20  13/07/2020 & 15/07/2020 & 17/07/2020  12/07/2020
   Pitching to Win 12  17/07/2020 & 24/07/2020  16/07/2020
   Managing People Intelligently 20  27/07/2020 & 29/07/2020 & 31/07/2020   26/07/2020
   Managing People Intelligently  20  07/09/2020 & 09/09/2020 & 11/09/2020  06/09/2020
   Take Control of Your Briefs  12  15/09/2020  30/08/2020
   Take Control of Your Time  12  15/09/2020  30/08/2020
   Presentation Skills  12  16/09/2020 & 17/09/2020 & 18/09/2020  15/09/2020
   Client Service Negotiation Skills  12  03/09/2020 & 10/09/2020  02/09/2020
  Effective Leadership Workshop 25 23/09/2020 22/09/2020
       

Webinar

Training Forum

500

21/04/2020

14/04/2020

 

Data Literacy Skills

500

01/05/2020

30/04/2020

 

CPD Best Practice Webinar

500

04/06/2020

03/06/2020

 

CPD Gold Webinar

500

16/06/2020

15/06/2020

 

Data Literacy Skills

500

26/06/2020

25/06/2020

         

Qualification

Foundation Certificate exam

200

29/06/2020

25/05/2020

 

Digital Performance Certificate exam

100

01/07/2020

15/05/2020

 

Digital Performance Certificate exam

100

30/09/2020

14/08/2020

 

Eff Test Certificate exam

100

23/07/2020

22/05/2020

 

LegRegs Certificate exam

500

Anytime

N/A

 

Commercial Certificate non-member April offer

500

01/04/2020

30/04/2020

 

Commercial Certificate exam

500

Anytime

N/A

The April 2020 Commercial Certificate:

For non-members, the April 2020 Commercial Certificate coursework and exam must be completed prior to 30 April 2020. After this date, access to the course materials will be removed and entrants will not be able to complete the course or the exam.

If the entrant is not an employee of an IPA member, the entrant must choose the “Commercial Certificate – non member 2020” intake on the IPA website.

Terms which apply to you

By ordering a course on the IPA’s website, entrants agree to the IPA’s Professional Development Terms and Conditions, the IPA’s website terms and conditions. In addition, for any courses purchased under this scheme, the following additional terms will apply:

Special Terms and Conditions

  • Entrants that have signed up to any Specified Free Course should use their best efforts to attend the course, webinar or qualification at the specified dates/times. If the entrant is unable to attend for any reason, they should inform the IPA (learning@ipa.co.uk) as soon as practicable.
  • Courses must be taken part by the applicant only, and cannot be passed on for the benefit of a third party.
  • No deferrals will be offered by the IPA – if the entrant wishes to defer the course then the full ordinary charges will apply.
  • No re-sits will be offered.
  • Cancellation charges are waived.

Additional Special Terms and Conditions for non-members undertaking the Specified Commercial Certificate

  • Entrants have no access to any IPA member benefits or resources
  • Entrants acknowledge the IPA’s use of the entrant’s personal data in accordance with the IPA’s privacy policy. In addition, and in particular, entrants consent to the IPA contacting the entrant to market and/or offer to sell IPA membership, as well as IPA courses and events from time to time.

These Special Terms and Conditions form a part of the Professional Development Terms and Conditions of Sale, and to the extent that there are any inconsistencies, these Special Terms and Conditions will take precedence, to the extent they relate to courses enrolled through this scheme.

Last updated 21 September 2020