I wanted to learn to study, whilst completing a programme in a specific time frame. The flexibility of the Level 5 diploma programme and the fact that it was entirely online made this very achievable.
I was recommended to DPG by a close friend/mentor who knew of someone who worked there previously. I chose to do the Level 5 Online Diploma in HR.View Course
My goals initially were to learn to study, as it has been many years since I had. Once I got my head round it and how the course worked, it was pretty straight forward. I am quite headstrong and decided to follow the course guide which meant I would complete it in a year, which I successful did.
As I was told by my friend, ‘just do it!’ DPG are there for you as much or as little as you want them to be.
Plan your study time and stick with it. I found with the later modules the work load increased and therefore so did the time I needed to commit. Towards the end I was averaging 18-20 hours each week on top of a very full on full time job. But I loved every minute of it.
Use the resources available to you via DPG. Gary is extremely approachable and supportive, even if you just need to use him as a sounding board. Attend the webinars, you can pick up so much. And finally the assessors are great. As I got close to submitting and my head was spinning with making sure I had met all the criteria, they helped with a reality check.
Lots of people on various other groups I am part of talk about reading books, I found the internet answered all my questions along with CIPD membership. I am fortunate to be working in HR and therefore used my current knowledge and experience throughout my assessments and real life case studies. Also, don’t forget to sign up to ‘cite this for me’ – the best £6.99 spent a month. Oh and also an online thesaurus really helps!
Most importantly enjoy it! However you are doing the course, it truly is an eye opener and I am grateful to have had the opportunity.
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.