As the 16th of March approaches, it’s natural to feel stressed and overwhelmed about how much you need to do to complete your Level 5 Certificate in Financial Services. But don’t let that stop you from achieving your goals. The team at PIQ College is here to support you every step of the way.
If you haven’t started studying yet, it can be daunting to think about completing an entire level 5. Don’t let procrastination hold you back. Break down larger tasks into smaller, more manageable chunks and set specific, measurable goals. Consider looking at the course module by module, starting with the Core Knowledge module first. The Pomodoro Technique is another effective strategy, which involves working in sprints of 25 minutes with quick breaks in between.
If you’ve already started but still have a lot to do, one key to minimizing stress while studying is to establish a consistent and organized study schedule. Set clear goals and prioritize tasks to keep yourself on track. Instead of studying for long, unproductive stretches, break up your study sessions into shorter, focused blocks of time. It’s also important to take breaks and engage in physical activity or relaxation techniques like deep breathing or meditation to help manage stress. And remember, it’s okay to be aware of your own limitations and avoid overloading yourself with excessive workload.As the deadline approaches, we can’t stress enough the importance of prioritizing your studies. To avoid receiving any FER (Further Evidence Required) documents, which will then require more work and a further re-assessment, double check your answers before submitting assessments and reach out to your verifiers to give you the confidence you have it right the first time.
The College aims to get an assessment back to you within 10 business days but with the high demand due to the March deadline, this is not a guarantee. The sooner you submit your assessment, the less likely you are to be caught out waiting for your Certificate. And once you submit an assessment, get started on the next one right away instead of waiting for results.
Maintaining motivation can be challenging but remember that the hard work and dedication you put in now will pay off in the long run. Recognize and celebrate your small achievements and milestones along the way, it will keep you motivated and encouraged. And don’t be afraid to ask for help if you need it.