I wanted to gain the credibility that being CIPD qualified brings as I knew it would help my future job search. I’ve spent the last 12 years in operational management in the radio industry. Part of my role has been dealing with HR matters and increasingly my role focused more and more on HR. It was part of my job I enjoyed so it seemed a natural step when I decided it was time to take the leap into the profession properly.
I researched a few companies and the extra ILM qualification that comes with this one was the deciding factor. A friend had a contact at DPG who I spoke with and it just seemed the obvious choice. I tried a demo of an e-lesson and thought it would work for me.View Course
I suspected my current job would be coming to an end in 2019 and I knew that in an ideal world being CIPD qualified would help me secure a new job. My motivation to work really hard to get the programme completed drove me on. I was in a fortunate position to be able to spend a few hours every day studying. I didn’t plan to break the record but I’m very happy I have.
The programme was great. The e-lessons were interactive which made learning easy and the assessments put HR in the real world which has been a really useful way to think about the subjects.
My goal was to complete the course by Easter 2019 with the aim of securing my first job in HR this year.
For the most part I didn’t need too much help, but when I asked I always got a response from a facilitator or assessor quickly. Knowing that the support was there if I needed it was reassuring. As I approached the end of the programme, the facilitators and assessors really stepped up to get my assessments marked in time. That really helped!
I’m paying for it monthly over 12 months which has been really straightforward.
Go for it. It’s an investment but one that pay itself back many times over. DPG are a great bunch to work with and I’ll certainly be back when I’m looking at the next step for my career.
Be motivated, work hard and most of all, enjoy the process. Plan your time and stick to it. Allow some contingency in your plan for when life takes over and be realistic. I was in a fortunate position to be able to do this quickly which won’t be possible for everyone but keeping focussed is key.
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.