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PIQ Welcomes New CEO, Simon Casford

In October, Professional IQ College welcomed new CEO, Simon Casford. A business leader who has been at the helm of change, innovation, and growth many times, Simon brings extensive experience in the education sector, having held st...

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Closing the Gaps

Quick Checks from PIQ

For many Fire & General advisers, attaining the New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services Level 5 (NZCFSL5) has either been ticked off the list or is well underway. Which is a great place to be some 16 months before the competen...

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Distance Learning tips and Student Liaison

Level 5 on the to-do-list? Top tips for distance learning and getting the m...

The prospect of setting time aside from an already busy schedule to complete a qualification is, understandably, a bit daunting. But help is at hand. Read on for some tips for Distance Learning, and accessing dedicated support serv...

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The clock is ticking

For those of you yet to commence your qualifications under the new FSLAA regulations, the clock is now truly ticking. The alarm goes off on the 15th March 2023, and if you haven’t got your qualification by then you cannot give...

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Scholarship recipient commits to the task

Professional IQ College provided an award late last year to Ivana Vink, the winner of the last KWT Scholarship.  The winner had 12 months to take up the Scholarship to undertake the College programme leading to the New Zealand...

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Time is ticking

For those of you that attended the recent Financial Services Council Get in Shape Advice Summits, I recall Sharon Corbett from MBIE commenting on the fact that the first meeting she had to start the review of the Financial Adviser Act...

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Pastoral Care in Education

What is education? E ducation is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits.  Methods can include teaching, training, storytelling, discussion, directed...

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Here’s how to burst your bubble

Going back to ‘normal’ may not be as easy as you expect By Rod Severn

I need to practice social distancing…from my refrigerator! Here at the Professional IQ College we used to only worry about Level 5. Now we have a whole new range of levels to be concerned about.  Still, most...

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What are ethics?

By Rod Severn

When we talk about “ethics” we are referring to a philosophy of dealing with values relating to human conduct, with respect to the rightness and wrongness of certain actions and to the goodness and badness of the motives and...

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Expectation versus reality of distance learning

To a certain extent we all have expectations about future events or occurrences which are in part formed by our beliefs and experiences.  If you have not studied by distance learning before you may have some unreal...

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