My first-year work anniversary is approaching, and I wouldn’t have obtained such recognition if it wasn’t for this CIPD course with DPG. I want to become Chartered with CIPD and I’ll be using DPG to help me get there.
I live in Qatar and there aren’t many opportunities to work in a global British company. I joined as an Executive Assistant to a County Director and 3 months in the opportunity arose to apply for the role of HR officer for the Qatar employees.
I spoke regularly with my manager regarding progression and we both agreed that it would be beneficial to obtain my CIPD qualification. Upon researching the best distance learning programme, many recommended DPG. So, I signed up!View Course
My objective was to deep dive into the world of HR, the community of other professionals and have an opportunity to research and understand the bigger picture of Human Resources.
Six months in to my course I was very engrossed and knew that there were so many initiatives I could bring to my role, starting with the biggest problem we have… absence! Using the Bradford Factor and implementing tools I’d learned about in my module, I brought theory to life! Working with the senior management team in 4 short months we saw an 11% improvement and a saving of £18,600. I would not have been able to effectively implement the project if it wasn’t for my module. That same week, I was asked to look after the employees in our Oman office, so my role grew. Two months later I was asked to help establish policies for our new office in Saudi Arabia and so now look after three countries in less than a year. Furthermore, I sit in the monthly management meetings with the directors for both Oman and Qatar, and I write the Middle-East Board report for HR in Qatar, Saudi & Oman. My first-year anniversary is approaching, and I wouldn’t have obtained such recognition if it weren’t for this CIPD course with DPG.
Go for it. I will remain with DPG when I do the next course, Level 7. The support from my tutor, Gary, has been above and beyond what I expected. With my ever-increasing role, I had to ask for a couple of extensions and Gary was very supportive of this too. I want to become Chartered with CIPD and I’ll be using DPG to help me get there.
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.