The Level 5 HR Management programme really helped me to develop a bigger picture and strategic thinking in the world of HR. I also found that I could apply all of the learning in reality. 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. I have stayed in touch with several people who I met and I still take advantage of the social media networks and DPG community forums.
I was recommended DPG by a colleague at the time. I explored a few other provider options, but I was drawn to the flexible and blended approach to learning that DPG offered. The mix of workshops, e-lessons, links to external resources, group calls and assessments worked perfectly for my style. DPG also stood out because of the people that I spoke to – relaxed and informal, but offered really professional advice on the right path for me to take.View Course
After about 12 years of working in senior learning and development roles in large organisations, I was pretty experienced in that area. I wanted to challenge myself and build my knowledge and skills further in a more generalist capacity.
At that time I was in a Senior Consultant role in the People and Organisational Development Team at Caterpillar. The role gave me a great opportunity to diversify from a purely training focused role. I focused more on wider performance management strategies, engagement initiatives, recruitment and selection and wider HR.
A natural qualification would have been to undertake one of the L&D focused qualifications, but with a great opportunity to apply the learning, I decided to go for the more generalist CIPD Level 5 HR Management qualification to deepen my knowledge in HR. This also presented a bit more of a challenge and stretch for me.
The programme really helped me to develop a bigger picture and strategic thinking in the world of HR, not just L&D. I also found that I could apply all of the learning in reality. After leaving Caterpillar, I held senior learning and development roles in Hotel Chocolat and Ted Baker and then made the move into interim assignments at Travis Perkins and Weetabix.
In March 2006 I created ‘INSPIRE-IGNITE’ Coaching and Training. It enabled me to realise my passion and curiosity for people and seeing them grow and develop. I aim to INSPIRE passion and IGNITE action to help individuals, teams and organisations to achieve more!
I’d say do it! 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. I have stayed in touch with several people who I met and I still take advantage of the DPG social media networks and community forums.
I’d also say just to get in touch with the DPG team for a chat. They will offer you some really practical advice that will help you to choose what is best for you and your development.
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.