CIPD Learning & Development

Whether you’re an expert in learning and development strategies or just starting fresh, a qualification in L&D could further your career.

CIPD L&D Courses

Do you want to develop your training knowledge and advance your career in L&D?

Learning and Development is essential for businesses to grow, so why should an L&D officer not develop themselves? If you’re looking to develop a better understanding of L&D strategies and how to implement these in the workplace, a professional CIPD qualification could be for you.

DPG offers all CIPD L&D courses ranging from Level 3 to Level 7 and you can choose from 100% online or blended programmes to suit your learning style. 

Get expert advice and phenomenal support throughout your course and become a member of DPG’s vibrant community hub, with 24/7 unlimited access to L&D content and network of professionals in the field.

Explore our programmes below. All of our courses are available for group bookings of 6 people and over.

CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice

This programme is right for you if you’re:

  • New to Learning & Development
  • An administrator/officer looking to build a promising career in L&D
  • Looking for expert help and advice along the way

You’ll gain valuable insights into a range of HR and L&D subjects, including analytics, the essentials of people practice, and the core behaviours expected of people professionals – helping you take the first step in your L&D career.

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CIPD Level 3
CIPD Level 5

CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning & Development

This programme is right for you if you’re:

  • An aspiring or existing L&D Manager/Business Partner
  • Looking to further your knowledge of L&D
  • Looking for the next step in your career

The CIPD Level 5 Diploma will give you the knowledge and skills to be a next-generation L&D Manager. You’ll develop a deep understanding of the L&D function, including performance-focused learning, self-directed and social learning, and evidence-based practice.

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CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development

This programme is right for you if you’re:

  • Involved in implementing L&D strategies and policies
  • Currently in, or looking to progress to, a senior L&D role
  • Looking to gain Chartered membership of the CIPD

The CIPD Advanced Diploma gives you the high-level skills and capabilities you need to lead the L&D strategy in your organisation, covering advanced topics like organisational design and development, leadership development, and designing learning to improve performance.

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CIPD Level 7
CIPD Level 3

CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice

Our CIPD Level 3 course is ideal for you if you are:

  • New to the People Profession
  • An existing HR Administrator/Officer looking to progress
  • Looking for expert advice along the way

The CIPD Foundation Certificate provides practical insights into key areas in people practice including core behaviours for people professionals, essentials of people practice and principles of analytics. In short — everything you need to kickstart your career in People Practice.

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CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management

Our CIPD Level 5 course is ideal for you if you are:

  • An aspiring or existing HR Manager/Business Partner
  • Looking to further your knowledge of the People Profession
  • Looking for the next step in your career

The CIPD Associate Diploma provides valuable insights into key areas in people management including organisational performance, evidence-based practice, talent management and employment law, fostering a deep level of understanding and application.

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CIPD Level 5
CIPD Level 7

CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management

Our CIPD Level 7 course is ideal if you are:

  • Involved in implementing HR strategies and policies
  • Currently in, or looking to progress to, a senior HR role
  • Looking to gain Chartered membership of the CIPD

The CIPD Advanced Diploma provides in-depth insights into advanced areas of strategic people management including business research, strategic resourcing and reward, and employment law, giving you the high-level skills you need to succeed in senior roles.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A CIPD qualification is a certificate or diploma in people practice, people management or learning and development awarded by the governing body CIPD. CIPD qualifications are the easiest route to becoming a member of the CIPD and developing your credibility within the HR and L&D professions.

CIPD qualifications are highly valued by employers, as it gives them real confidence that they are recruiting qualified, highly capable talent. This is evident from the number of job adverts that state that applicants MUST have a CIPD qualification or be working towards one.

We give you a flexible amount of time to complete your course, so this will vary for each person.

On average, the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate takes around 7 to 9 months to complete.

The CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma generally takes around 12 to 15 months to complete.

The CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma usually takes between 18 to 24 months to complete.

At DPG we offer both 100% online and blended workshop-based CIPD programmes, so you can choose which format is best for you.

Our fully online programmes give you a truly flexible experience to help you fit the qualification around your lifestyle while still receiving the same exceptional quality as a traditional workshop-based qualification. You’ll learn through our innovative e-learning platform with interactive learning activities and resources as well as access to live webinars and the online DPG Community.

Our blended learning programmes offer a unique blend of workshops, webinars, e-learning and community collaboration. The workshops are a totally immersive, interactive and collaborative learning experience delivered by a CIPD-approved facilitator with a wealth of industry expertise. Throughout the workshop, you’ll receive expert subject and assessment guidance whilst having the opportunity to share best practice and network with your fellow learners.

Chat to our CIPD advisors to learn more about which option is right for you.

With DPG you’ll receive exceptional levels of support before, during and after your programme, and you’ll be assigned a facilitator whose primary role is to ensure you are successful.

There is also 24/7 support available from the free online DPG Community where you can ask questions, find information and keep up-to-date with all the latest news in HR and learning and development.

You’ll complete written assignments for each module that you study, and submit them online to be marked by our assessors and moderated by CIPD.

At DPG, we’re proud to share that of the 25,000 individuals to complete an HR, L&D or management course with us, 96% said they’d choose to use our services again.

We’ve been helping people develop their skills for 30 years and are the exclusive UK provider of the Kirkpatrick Certification. Our facilitators are specialists in their respective fields, giving you access to top professionals in HR and L&D. We provide unlimited support across all of our CIPD courses and are available for online support 24/7.