This qualification provides the perfect platform to further develop your L&D career and gain the knowledge needed to work towards professional membership of the CIPD. It will help you develop your ability to evaluate different L&D models and practices and increase your understanding of external factors which impact upon L&D interventions within organisations. You'll also develop your planning, analytical and problem-solving skills as an integral part of enhancing your L&D specialist skills.
There are two options for completing this qualification: modular and fast-track. The fast-track programme is more intensive and for those who wish to gain the qualification in a shorter space of time. The information on this page covers the modular option. Information on the fast-track programme.
CIPD’s own learning delivery arm offer courses and qualifications across the UK (including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Cardiff and Edinburgh), and internationally. Visit our website to find a location close to you.
Please note: dates currently shown are for the first module of each cohort.
This qualification is suitable for you if you're currently working in the field of L&D management and wish to extend your knowledge and skills in order to develop your career. You may be seeking to gain credibility and recognition by working towards a professional level of membership. The ideal candidate will be responsible for implementing organisational L&D policies and strategies and will be interested in the impact of the wider organisational and environmental context on L&D.
On successful completion of the programme, you’ll be awarded the CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Development. The qualification is accredited by the CIPD, subject to approval, and is equivalent to QCF Level 5.
Successful completion of this certificate leads to Associate membership of the CIPD. Associate membership is the first level of professional membership of the CIPD, and allows you to use the designation Assoc CIPD after your name to showcase your credentials. It’s an achievement that makes you stand out in your career and is respected and valued by employers. It also emphasises your commitment to continuing professional development and a desire to stay current.
On successful completion of the programme, you will:
The qualification is programme is made up of seven face-to-face workshops:
As well as the workshops, the programme includes:
Whether you’re doing a course, qualification, or in-house programme, the tutors you will meet have in-depth knowledge of their subject, and combine academic expertise with years of hands-on business and industry experience. They are passionate about their specialist areas, and have proven time and time again their ability to facilitate top-quality learning and provide the best possible learning experience. So, whilst theory and models matter (and you’ll get them), they are skilled in helping you ‘translate’ them into your day-to-day reality.
Take a look at the Tutors tab on this page to view biographies of just some of the tutors you’re likely to meet on the programme. Why not look them up on Google – we’re proud of the fact that many of our tutors are among the UK’s leading experts in their specialist area.
Comprehensive additional resources – on and offline
You’ll be provided with comprehensive documentation and reference material to support you in your studies, including textbooks (where relevant), in addition to which (on most programmes) you’ll also have access to an online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). The VLE includes extensive additional learning resources and links to articles, research, surveys and practical tools relevant to your studies. It also enables you to network with your fellow learners and participate in networked discussion forums facilitated by your tutor between face-to-face learning days. Plus you’ll find tips and guidance on how to do assignments, and for exam-based qualifications, revision tips, past exam papers, examiner’s reports, online exam tutorials and much more.
A blended approach
Most of our programmes take a blended approach – combining face-to-face learning with self-study and online working (via the Virtual Learning Environment). This powerful mix is one of the best ways to achieve sustained skills enhancement, and also minimises the time you need to spend away from the office.
Practical and applicable
For your learning to work, it has to be relevant to your workplace. That’s why our programmes focus on providing you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to apply your learning back at work straight away. You’ll explore your own needs and issues, as well as share experiences, challenges and insights with other participants and your expert tutor. We constantly update and improve our programmes, to ensure they are aligned with your changing needs and prepare you for the issues facing your profession.
You’ll be given extensive resources to help you put your learning into practice as soon as you return to work. Our qualification programmes provide you with comprehensive documentation and reference material to support you in your studies.
The modular programme starts with an introductory webinar followed by a one-day face-to-face workshop, Developing Professional Practice.
Fees do not include travel, accommodation or registration as a studying member of the CIPD, mandatory for all candidates who are not already CIPD members.
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