CIPD Learner Stories: Katie Hayter

Katie was keen to continue her HR studies and enrolled in the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management


I currently work as a HR Information System & Data Analyst in London, for Nomad Foods Europe Limited. I started studying my CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management back in February of 2023 with DPG, the ability to study remote has opened so many opportunities for me and I am grateful to have the option to further my education alongside working full time.


I have done previous online learning courses whilst within my HR career,

but DPG had by far the easiest and smoothest enrolment process and the support did not finish there.

Previously I studied by Level 3 CIPD qualification with a different distance learning provider, so when a friend recommended DPG for my further studies, I did some research, and they came out on top for me. It was a no brainer for me that I wanted to continue my studies in HR, I came straight out of school into a HR Apprenticeship position and have continued that journey through many roles to get to where I am now, working with all things HR Systems and Data related.


The only reservation I did have when signing up for another distance learning course was how supported and engaged would I feel with the community? Although I am only part way through my course,

I have felt supported every step of the way, I was enrolled and provided all my information and documents with a quick turnaround time, which was good as I was eager to get started, and course support has been outstanding.

I have felt informed and kept in the loop, even throughout some of the CIPD course changes we have been experiencing. Overall, I would recommend DPG to anyone who is considering enrolling in one of their courses!


Having the flexibility, freedom and support has enabled me to continually progress my career and I am grateful for learning providers like DPG for allowing me that.



If you're inspired by Katie's story, speak to one of our expert advisers and get CIPD qualified with DPG today.