I happened to be on my CIPS journey right when there was a change of syllabus. I got caught in the middle, exactly what many of your are about to go through.
I started with 2006 CIPS syllabus and I got my MCIPS with 2013 syllabus. Here is the thing we need to appreciate, there are so many changes in the world, in the global markets, in international business, in tech, in the environment – basically micro and macro changes – CIPS value the importance of providing a relevant syllabus that will empower the students to work and thrive fully. So, there will always be changes to the syllabus.
Ok, what did i do when i was caught in the middle?
Follow CIPS instructions
The communication from CIPS is normally quite thorough and they send it frequently. You have to be a paid up registered student or member in order to receive these communications from CIPS. The CIPS website had a transition tool which was able to show me what i needed to do. They will likely have a similar tool or a forum to address all students on the website i urge you to use those tools.
Reach out for Information
If you are not sure what to do, you need to reach out to people who have the right information. Friends are sometimes misleading in such situations because they may tell you “oh i heard that…………..” email CIPS directly, read the CIPS website OR go to your British Council.
Dont be deterred, keep going on with your studies. Remember the mode of preparing for exams does not change all that is changing is some content in the course book material. The bottom line goal remains MCIPS!