I found the programme engaging and interactive – plus I met some lovely people who I am still in touch with! The online modules were easy to complete and kept my focus. I could manage my study in hours to suit me around my work and personal life.
I wanted a provider that would fit with my working life and home life. It was important to be able to do my study flexibly and to learn at my own pace. It was also really important for me to have a blended learning approach. I knew that I wanted to attend workshops to meet other people, study at my own pace online via e-lessons rather than it all being online and have a dedicated tutor for additional support. What DPG offered ticked all of these boxes and more! The location was perfect, the flexibility to join a different group where it clashed with holidays just made it an easy choice – not to mention the helpful staff who provided me with all the right information prior to deciding.View Course
I started my career in HR in 2006 as an HR Administrator and was put through my Level 3 Certificate in Personnel Practice at the time. 5 years later I moved to a new company in a standalone HR role which really excelled my development. After 2 years I moved to a company 8 times the size to work with an established HR team, being promoted to an Operational HR Manager after 18 months. I decided to study my Level 5 CIPD Diploma in HR Management to compliment my HR experience and to provide me with strategic practices used in HR. I found that the further up the ladder I climbed, employers were looking for a minimum of this qualification despite having 10 years’ experience! It was important that the information I learnt could be applied and this was a key objective for me. My HR experience and the Diploma helped to show the mastery of my knowledge but with the ability to apply my newly learnt skills into a commercial business environment.
Shortly after the first workshop I was able to adapt my knowledge and start asking questions in regard to the business HR Strategy! This is something that was alien to me before and I had no real context to hold these conversations confidently. I was able to offer ideas to ensure the strategy worked for the business and the HR team to ensured it was aligned. My confidence has soared and I feel I have a better rounded knowledge of operational and strategic HR. I have recently commenced a new role at Bollington Insurance as a HR Manager where both the business and I are keen to implement engagement initiatives, succession planning and look at reward and recognition – strategies I wouldn’t have felt confident to design and implement prior to my qualification!
I would absolutely recommend DPG as a provider. The learning was at the right pace, the workshops were engaging and interactive – plus I met some lovely experienced people who I am still in touch with! The online modules were easy to complete and kept my focus. I could manage my study in hours to suit me around my work and personal life. The DPG online community is amazing – full of so much information and advice and guidance from HR / L&D professionals in abundance! This really helped during my programme and continues to assist me!
I came across DPG and it was the flexibility in their delivery of the programme that struck me. I work full time and have fantastic support from them, so am able to balance study requirements alongside my day to day role.
DPG is a fantastic organisation and has some fantastic people working there and I believe that DPG helped me change my future.
Within 3 months of completing my CIPD qualification with DPG, I had secured a temporary position which turned into permanent employment as a HR Generalist. Since then I have gained a promotion.
There is a really inclusive ethos built into everything about it – and being able to stay as part of the DPG family even after completing the programme is such a valuable part of that.
The learning was at the right pace, the workshops were engaging and interactive. I could manage my study in hours to suit me around my work and personal life.
I’m so happy I chose DPG because of the excellent support I’ve received throughout my studies. The DPG online community continues to be an excellent resource where you can mingle with like-minded professionals in a supportive and friendly environment.
DPG are well-organised, professional and understand the needs of their participants. It definitely feels like a partnership when you are training with them.
I have been able to implement a lot of ideas directly into my current role, improving the training portfolio and materials with the skills I have learned. The ROI is through the roof which has already been recognised in my appraisal.
I chose to use DPG as they were able to offer an in-house solution at a competitive rate and have an excellent reputation for delivering quality programmes.
I chose DPG because I wanted to complete this course flexibly and fit studying into my schedule rather than fitting my schedule around studying.
I really liked the fact that DPG offered such flexibility, both in terms of the time taken to complete the qualification, and that I could be flexible about workshop locations.
DPG provides a fantastic environment to learn, the facilities are great, the facilitators are knowledgeable and the online modules are easy to submit. Plus, feedback is both informative and swift.
DPG are supportive, relaxed and disciplined. You create your own learning environment through the DPG framework and everyone has the opportunity to excel providing you’re willing to put in 100%. DPG are always willing to help and you will meet good people along the way.
Without a doubt, I would gladly recommend DPG to others. It is rare to see such a learning organisation that treats the learning needs of its participants not just as a collective unit but on an individual basis.
I did quite a lot of research about L&D qualifications suited to my role and CIPD seemed to offer the best options. I looked at several providers but had really good feedback on DPG from some of my colleagues who had done their qualifications with DPG recently, and it was definitely the right decision for me
Everyone I have met at DPG has been genuinely interested in seeing me grow and develop. It also doesn’t just stop when you finish the qualification. They will offer you some really practical advice that will help you to choose what is best for you and your development.
Compared to other courses I have done online, DPG supersedes the others by far. Not only do I have really good support from the online facilitator, the course is also really fun to follow and I can correlate it with my real life scenarios.
So far the support has been amazing. There is always someone there to support you and make you feel at ease – I would recommend doing the course with DPG.
My advice to anyone looking to study with DPG is do it! The tutors and facilitators are very supportive and will help you in any way they can to succeed.
The CIPD Level 3 Certificate in L&D has been useful in thinking about L&D from a perspective I hadn’t looked at before, and has really helped my understanding grow and helped develop me as an L&D practitioner. It has definitely helped me bring new ideas to the table at work and I’m sure the knowledge I have gained will continue to help me.
It was a really easy decision to make in choosing DPG. They offered a practical and applicable course whilst also allowing me the ability to fit studying in with a busy full time work schedule.