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CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Diploma in Learning & Development

Prove your professional credibility and update your Learning and Development (L&D) knowledge with the CIPD Intermediate Diploma in Learning and Development. Gain the tools and skills you need to transform your L&D function and position yourself as a forward thinking L&D professional.


Who is it for? Suitable for L&D practitioners at all levels, this qualification will enable you to develop the most up to date L&D expertise and progress your career with a recognised professional qualification.
Qualification: CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Diploma in Learning & Development
Location: Online Learning
Start date: Ongoing
Duration: 18 months

CIPD Training have partnered exclusively with AVADO, the new name for Home Learning College, to develop and deliver the latest CIPD Level 5 Learning & Development qualification programmes.

The first L&D qualifications to be entirely delivered online, you will experience learning through social and collaborative techniques and technology, and gain the confidence to apply this to your own organisation. These cutting-edge programmes bring together the very latest thinking from the CIPD and expert L&D practitioners. You will gain the skills and knowledge you need to transform your L&D function, influence strategic decisions and position yourself as a forward-thinking L&D professional.

What will the Level 5 Diploma in L&D enable me to do?

  • Acquire the very latest L&D knowledge and skills
  • Enhance your career progression and earning potential 
  • Prove your credibility
  • Get professional membership of the CIPD on completion
  • Add value at work.

Why choose CIPD Training in partnership with AVADO?

CIPD Training and AVADO, the new name for Home Learning College, are two of the UK’s leading providers of CIPD qualifications in the UK. Benefit from the L&D expertise of the CIPD with world class support and digital learning delivery from Home Learning College.

There are no exams, you will complete ongoing assessments, so you can apply what you learn at work straight away adding value from day one.

How to gain the CIPD Intermediate Diploma in L&D?

The first L&D qualification to be delivered entirely online means you will can fit your learning around your life – access the materials anywhere and from any device, study when, how and where you want.

You will be supported every step of the way by your Tutor and Community Manager. As part of a Tutor Group, you’ll learn with like-minded peers and build your network, as you would on a face-to-face programme, without the inconvenience of attending workshops or the pressure of taking final exams.

Our mobile enabled Virtual Learning Campus includes fantastic resources, including:

  • Regular webinars and live online events with expert practitioners and specialists
  • Videos, animations, infographics and podcasts
  • Social and collaborative learning, including forums and virtual group work
  • Lively online communities
  • Access to additional learning resources for a rich learning experience.
There are no exams, you will complete ongoing assessments, so you can what you learn at work straight away adding value from day one.

The CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Learning and Development is aimed at more experienced L&D professionals. You will cover a wide range of L&D subjects equipping you with extensive breadth of L&D knowledge and skills. The course is 18 months long, made up from 7 units, 5 are mandatory and 2 will be selected by you from a range of optional units.

Assessment of the qualification is continuous; each eight week unit is assessed at the end by work-based assignments.

Choose from a range of new and innovative L&D topics

The five mandatory units on our Diploma programme are:

  • Designing and developing digital and blended learning solutions
  • Developing professional practice in L&D
  • Evaluating L&D provision in a knowledge economy
  • Understanding the context of L&D
  • Using information, metrics and developing business cases for L&D
You can then choose 2 out of 4 units, to focus on the areas most relevant to your role: 
  • Developing leadership and management skills
  • Enhancing participant engagement in the learning process
  • Facilitating collective and social learning
  • Managing the L&D business function

    You will also get FREE access to our unique Future of Learning unit throughout your studies; a unique hub of content keeping you up to date with the latest trends and research from the L&D industry.

    Intermediate Certificate – CIPD in partnership with AVADO, the new name for Home Learning College, also provide the Level 5 Certificate in L&D. This Certificate is 12 months long and does not include the two additional units – please contact us to find out more.

    Course Snapshot

    • Level 5 qualification – comparable to an undergraduate degree
    • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
    • Seven units with seven tutor-marked assignments
    • No face-to-face workshops or exams
    • Approximately 210 guided study hours over approximate 18 month period
    • Regular online live classes with your tutor, specialist webinars with subject experts
    • Flexible payment options available.

What is Included?

  • 18 month's tutorial support: high quality tutoring from experienced practitioners and a cohort of peers with whom you will progress and learn
  • 24 hour access to the Virtual Learning Campus (VLC)
  • Free access to the unique Future of Learning unit, keeping you up to date with the latest trends and research from the L&D industry.

Please note that although you will be required to have CIPD membership in order to submit any assignments, membership is not included with the course. When your tuition period starts, you get a registration key. With your registration key you can complete the online membership form, choose your preferred payment method, insert the registration key where needed and submit the form online, this will give you immediate access to all the benefits of CIPD membership.

This course will be open to anyone with an interest in Learning and Development, looking to gain a professional CIPD qualification and further their career within the profession.

Before enrolling please make sure that you have read and understood the following prerequisites below:

  • Hold a Level 3 or equivalent qualification; alternatively relevant work experience can be considered
  • You are over the age of 18
  • You have a solid grasp of the English language
  • You have access to a computer and the internet throughout your study period
  • You  have basic PC skills in order to navigate our Virtual Learning Campus
  • You will be required to demonstrate full commitment to your studies

Did you know that one of the most common challenges people face in pursuing education is the cost? That is why Home Learning College has developed the most flexible payment terms of any other UK distance learning provider. You can pay in full immediately or split your course fees over three instalments at no extra charge.

Alternatively you can apply for our 12, 18 or 24 months payment plans*. Representative APR 19.9%. These plans are offered by our finance provider Omni Capital, take a look at a representative APR Example. Speak to one of our Course Advisors for further details.

**Any offer of credit will be is subject to your age, status and a credit check. Any Credit Agreement you enter into is provided by Omni Capital Retail Finance, and is governed by their Terms and Conditions. Home Learning College is a broker on behalf of Omni Capital Retail Finance only.

Key benefits of CIPD qualifications for your career:

  • Valued by employers You can be sure CIPD qualifications will equip you with the knowledge and skills that employers are looking for.
  • L&D in a business context All our qualifications focus on the role of L&D in building sustainable business success.
  • Boosting your earning potential Independent research reveals that individuals with professional qualifications stand to earn £81,000 in additional earning over a lifetime (CCPMO Economic Impact Report, December 2008).
  • The knowledge for professional membership Successful completion of the Diploma leads to Associate membership of the CIPD, which is the first level of CIPD professional membership.

Successful completion of the CIPD Level 5 L&D Diploma can help you develop your career and move into roles such as:

L&D Officer

£32,500*

*Source: UK Average, Salary Checker2016.

L&D Manager

£47,500*

*Source: UK Average, Salary Checker2016 .

Head of L&D

£57,500*

*Source: UK Average, Salary Checker 2016

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the world's largest Chartered HR and people development professional body, with over 140,000 members worldwide. CIPD qualifications are internationally recognised and highly valued by employers.

CIPD Training have chosen to exclusively partner with AVADO, the new name for Home Learning College, the UK’s largest provider of online CIPD Qualifications to offer a range of L&D qualification programmes. Our CIPD online programmes allow you to study at home and learn the practical skills and theory you need to work as a L&D professional and how to apply this in a real-world setting.

Successful completion of the CIPD Intermediate Diploma 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.

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