The connections I built while studying have continued to develop over the past few years with regular networking get togethers. Achieving my CIPD Level 5 and Level 7 in HR Development through DPG has no doubt elevated my career by giving me the breadth of knowledge I needed to take on bigger and more challenging roles.
For me, learning alongside working was the best way to feel that I could apply my learning immediately in the work that I do as well as seeing an impact. I am a massive advocate of apprenticeships and workplace learning, not least because I knew in my teens that university and formal education wasn’t for me, so being able to get to a point in my career in which I felt I knew I was on the right path and then being able to underpin my commercial experience with a formal qualification was a win-win.
The blend of DPG’s expert tutors in both the workshop environment, as well as on-line, complemented by an intuitive and informative learning portal gave me the support and flexibility I needed to allow me to study alongside progressing my career and leading a busy L&D team. An additional benefit is the amazing network I have built through studying alongside other passionate and like-minded people. The connections I built while studying have continued to develop over the past few years with regular networking get togethers. Achieving my CIPD Level 5 and 7 in HR Development through DPG has no doubt elevated my career by giving me the breadth of knowledge I needed to take on bigger and more challenging roles.
Don’t let anything get in your way, it’s all too easy to say… “I am too busy” … “I can’t fit it in” … “I’m not very academic” if you want to do it, go for it! Of course there are points in which it is hard work, but if you are someone that feels passionately about having a successful career in L&D the hard work will absolutely be worth it.
Nebel works as Head of Talent Development at River Island.
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.