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  • Experience digital, social and collaborative learning first-hand
  • Be better able to evaluate and prove the impact of L&D in your organisation
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Icon_HowItworksWho is it for?

These new L&D qualifications are designed for L&D practitioners at all levels who wish to progress their careers. Develop the most up to date L&D expertise and gain a professional qualification whether you are:
  
New to L&D

Experienced practitioner

Advanced practitioner

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Icon_WhatWillILearnWhat will I learn?

Experience social and collaborative learning, and gain the confidence to apply this to your own organisation.

Gain the skills and tools you need to transform your L&D function, influence strategic decisions and position yourself as a forward-thinking L&D professional.

With the CIPD's brand new L&D syllabus, you'll get the update to date skills and knowledge you need, choose from a Diploma or Certificate programme.

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Icon_WhoIsItForHow will I learn?

Everything you need is online including:

  • Regular live online classes with expert practitioners and specialists
  • Inspiring sources including videos, animations, infographics and podcasts
  • Experience social and collaborative learning through forums and group projects
  • Track your progress throughout your studies

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Gain the skills and tools you need to transform your L&D function, influence strategic decisions and position yourself as a forward-thinking L&D professional.

The CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Learning and Development takes approximately 18 months to complete and leads to Associate professional membership of the CIPD. Complete 5 mandatory units and choose from 2 of 4 optional units. 

Our mandatory units:
  • 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
Our optional units:
  • Developing leadership and management skills
  • Enhancing participant engagement in the learning process
  • Facilitating collective and social learning
  • Managing the L&D business function
“I have discovered new insights, been introduced to the latest research in L&D and have developed a new community of L&D professionals. I have already gained immense knowledge to better support our staff in their development.”

Sumaya Hashim, Professional Development Unit Coordinator, RCSI Bahrain

Develop the most up to date L&D expertise and gain a professional qualification whether you are:

New to L&D

If you are at an early stage of your L&D career, this qualification will give you an understanding of the L&D context, how to implement coaching and mentoring programmes, and how to facilitate social learning.

Experienced practitioner

Those with more experience can gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage the L&D business function, use metrics to build business cases and develop your organisation's leaders and managers.

Advanced practitioner

 For very experienced L&D professionals, you can get the very latest updates on new and emerging L&D themes. Develop your consultancy skills and develop expertise, for example in delivering L&D solutions for international markets. 



“I wanted to gain a qualification that would make me more confident in my abilities and allow me to be more aware of the decisions I was making and the reasons behind those as well as learning about becoming an L&D professional.”

Charlotte Lappin, Training and Development Co-ordinator, University of Nottingham Students' Union

Online study doesn’t mean you’ll be alone – we’ll be there every step of the way. You will be supported throughout your course by your lead tutor and community manager. Plus as part of a cohort you’ll benefit from synchronous learning with like-minded peers so you can build your network, as you would on a face to face programme, all in your own time and location.

Our mobile enabled virtual learning campus is the centre for all your learning resources, including:

  • Regular webinars and live online events with expert practitioners and specialists
  • Rich learning sources including videos, animations, infographics and podcasts
  • Learn about and apply the use of technology in L&D
  • Experience and benefit from social and collaborative learning with forums and group projects
  • Integrated course progression tracking

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Benefit from the L&D expertise and cutting edge content of CIPD Training, with the world class support and digital learning delivery from Home Learning College. 

The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development and has over 140,000 members internationally. 
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