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Jenny Wright – NHS Trust

DPG were the only provider that completely matched my requirements.​

In Short

I would absolutely recommend DPG to anyone thinking of commencing HR qualifications. Indeed, I am coming back for my Level 7 qualification. DPG are well-organised, professional and understand the needs of their participants. It definitely feels like a partnership when you are training with them.

Why did you choose DPG?

I spent a lot of time researching the providers of the CIPD qualifications for my Level 3 HR Practice qualification. I needed a provider that would fit into my life. I work full time and have two children, so flexible studying was absolutely key. DPG were the only provider that completely matched my requirements. I was able to study from home and the fact that I had a clearly detailed schedule of the workshops in advance, meant I could ensure I was able to commit to the programme whilst ensuring my childcare and work commitments were also looked after.

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What were your goals of starting the programme?

I had just embarked on a new role for my company of People Development Manager and felt it was important that I gained formal qualifications within my field of work. Becoming a member of the CIPD and signing up with DPG gave me a clearly signposted route to my personal development as an HR Practitioner. It reinforced my belief that becoming CIPD qualified is absolutely key in securing long term success within the highly competitive field of HR.

My goal when I embarked on this programme was to achieve my Level 3 qualification and to become an Associate member of the CIPD. It was not without its challenges, I had to be very focused on my study time and time management skills were crucial. However, my tutor was incredibly supportive and was always on hand for advice when needed.

I achieved my goal.

How did the programme help and where are you now?

The programme helped immensely. The workshops provided context to the coursework and I was able to incorporate real life work situations into my coursework. This enabled implementation of what I was learning into my daily working life. At the time, the company was embarking on a period of change, the change curve work shop in particular really helped me shape how we managed the teams and consulted with them.

I am now a Senior HR Consultant at an NHS Trust managing a division of 2000 employees. I manage a team of 3 HR staff to provide the service to my division. Since attaining my Level 3 CIPD in HR Practice, I have completed a Level 5 qualification in business coaching through the Institute of Leadership and Management and have associate membership status. My next goal is to achieve my Level 7 CIPD in HR Management with DPG by 2018 and gain my Chartered Membership status.

None of this would have been possible in my view without DPG.

What you would say to anyone thinking of doing a programme with DPG?

I would absolutely recommend DPG to anyone thinking of commencing HR qualifications. Indeed, I am coming back for my Level 7 qualification.

DPG are well-organised, professional and understand the needs of their participants. It definitely feels like a partnership when you are training with them.

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