After enjoying the CIPD Level 5 Certificate in HR, I am now going on to do my diploma to help me further in the job market and expand my knowledge that little bit more. I am so glad that I went with DPG over the other companies providing the course and don’t have anything negative to say.
After looking online to compare providers, I found that DPG had the best reviews from its previous students, saying that the tutors were really helpful. I was also contacted by a DPG representative to discuss the course and how it would work, and once all my questions were answered I was happy to commit to the course.View Course
At the beginning of this process, I wanted to expand my knowledge within HR as I had only touched on the subject when completing my business management degree. In addition, I found that most HR job advertisements wanted the applicant to have some form of CIPD HR qualification, therefore, I completed the course to make myself more applicable to employers and hopefully build my career in HR faster.
I found that because I had just finished my degree, I was very familiar with the concept of writing reports and referencing materials, so therefore did not need time recapping and relearning these aspects to begin the first assignment. Furthermore, because of my recent finish at university, I found that I could easily understand the assessment criteria and exactly what the tutor wanted from the assignment. As well as this, I only work part time at the moment so had at least a few hours each day that I could work on the assignments and complete the e-lessons.
1. Set yourself a time limit for each module and the course to give yourself motivation to open your laptop and do the work!
2. Try not to over think what the examiners are asking from you, if everything from the criteria is in your piece of work, you should be on to a winner!
3. Do not be afraid to ask the tutors for help, they are fast to reply and always happy to provide you with their support or forward you on to someone who knows more about the topic so that you get the best help possible!
4. Don’t be afraid of the content! If you go in with an open mind, you will find yourself enjoying learning the new aspects of HR and wanting to research them further.
5. Join a CIPD Level 3, 5 or 7 social media group, they are great for new ideas and are always willing to help you.
Unfortunately, I finished the course at the end of the year when there weren’t many job vacancies available, so I am not yet in a HR position. However, I am optimistic that when the jobs appear I will be acknowledged by employers for having the CIPD qualification. After enjoying the CIPD Level 5 Certificate in HR, I am now going on to do my diploma to help me further in the job market and expand my knowledge that little bit more.
You won’t regret it! DPG are so helpful if you are ever stuck with an assignment, so never be scared to ask them for help. They will get back to you 7 days a week with the best support they can offer. If you have any questions about how the course is run, just get one of their representatives to give you a call and they will answer all the questions you need. I am so glad that I went with DPG over the other companies providing the course and don’t have anything negative to say.
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.