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CIPD Level 3 in People Practice

Find out more about the CIPD Level 3 People Practice programme, including programme modules, mode of delivery and…

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CIPD Level 5 in People Management

Find out more about the CIPD Level 5 People Management programme, including programme modules, mode of delivery and…

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CIPD Level 7 in Strategic People Management

Find out more about the CIPD Level 7 Strategic People Management programme, including programme modules…

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Look Before You Book

Essential advice, questions and information for anyone considering a CIPD qualification, or a career, in HR or Learning and Development.

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How It Works | 2 Ways to Study

There's two ways to study with DPG; choose from a 100% online or blended learning programme, whatever suits your style!

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Get CIPD Qualified the No-nonsense Way

Professional, no-nonsense CIPD qualifications at a cost that won't break the bank.

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Upgrade Your Career | 2021 CIPD Qualifications

Welcome to the People Profession! The CIPD Qualifications have been brought right up to date to equip you with the latest skills and knowledge needed to excel in today's world.

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DPG's 7 Tips for Online Learning

To help you get to grips with the realities of online courses, we’ve put together our 7 top tips for online learning to ensure you succeed in your studies.

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Develop Yourself Survey

Developing yourself has never been so important, read our survey results for insight and awareness into developing your skills.

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A Guide To Creating Collaborative Working Cultures

A guide to creating collaborative working cultures

Collaboration drives innovation and helps increase productivity. So, what’s the secret to building environments in which collaboration can take place.

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A Guide To A Career In HR

A guide to a career in HR

It's an exciting time to be in HR or starting a career in HR. The profession is changing…

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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 and recognised globally.

The length of time it takes to gain a CIPD qualification depends on several factors.

Firstly, it depends on whether you study full-time or part-time. Secondly, it depends on the level – Level 3, 5 or 7. Finally, there is a lot of flexibility about how and when you take your CIPD qualification – whether online, in a classroom, or a mix of the two – and whatever option you choose will affect how long it will take.

Our 100% online and blended learning courses have been designed so that they can fit around work, but whether you study full time or part time depends on your workload, any extra commitments or family demands, and your own personal preferences.

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 9 to 12 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 virtual workshops, webinars, e-learning and community collaboration. The workshops are a totally immersive, interactive and collaborative learning experience delivered by a CIPD-approved tutor 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 personal tutor whose 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 L&D.

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 organisations and people improve their skills and business performance for 30 years. We want to help you and your business shape your future.

Our tutors 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.

With DPG you have the option to pay for your programme in full or take advantage of our flexible interest-free payment plans* so you can get qualified without breaking the bank. Speak to an advisor to find out more.