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CIPD Level 3

CIPD Foundation Certificate/Diploma in Learning & Development

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Enter your Name and Email to discover how we can help you develop yourself!

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The CIPD Learning and Development Certificate/Diploma is the perfect career entry point

If you’re an L&D Administrator or officer or are looking for the perfect entry point into your L&D career, the CIPD Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in L&D programme could be for you.

On this programme you’ll get valuable and practical insights into a range of L&D areas, such as identifying development needs, as well as designing, evaluating and delivering effective L&D activities. You’ll be supported throughout by a specialised facilitator from the industry, and you will also receive a host of other fantastic benefits that you won’t find elsewhere. These include:

  • £250 off your fees when you attend our next CIPD Level 3 webinar*
  • in-depth support from your facilitator to pinpoint your specific needs and requirements
  • quality online learning designed for you to access at times to suit you, such as on your lunch breaks or on your commute,
  • top quality training venues in easy to reach locations with lunch included,
  • complimentary access to the award-winning DPG community, not just while you’re on the programme, but also for life. This means that you can stay up to date with the latest developments, get support from your peers and read L&D publications from some of our community experts

*Must attend at least 50% of the webinar. Not to be used in conjunction with any other offer.

  • You can complete in just 6 months
  • Ability to become a CIPD Associate Member
  • Get a complimentary iPad when you book on this programme

Upcoming programmes

Our latest programme dates

  • London
  • Manchester
  • Leeds
  • Nottingham
  • Birmingham
  • Huntingdon
  • Northampton
  • Glasgow
  • Bristol
LevelProgrammeLocationStart date
Level 3CIPD Certificate/Diploma in HR PracticeLondon5th September
Level 3CIPD Certificate/Diploma in L&DLondon4th September
Level 3CIPD Certificate/Diploma in L&DLondon2nd October
Level 5CIPD Certificate/Diploma in L&DLondon12th September
Level 5CIPD Certificate/Diploma in L&DLondon11th October
Level 5CIPD Certificate/Diploma in L&DLondon6th November
Level 7CIPD Certificate/Diploma in HR Management/DevelopmentLondon13th June
LevelProgrammeLocationStart date
Level 3 CIPD Certificate/Diploma in HR PracticeManchester21st September
Level 3 CIPD Certificate/Diploma in L&DManchester11th September
Level 5CIPD Certificate/Diploma in HR ManagementManchester21st June
Level 5CIPD Certificate/Diploma in L&DManchester22nd September
Level 5CIPD Certificate/Diploma in L&DManchester26th October
LevelProgrammeLocationStart date
Level 7CIPD Award in Employment Law - Level 7Leeds10th & 11th July
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LevelProgrammeLocationStart date
Level 3CIPD Certificate/Diploma in HR PracticeBirmingham5th October
Level 5CIPD Certificate/Diploma in HR ManagementBirmingham28th June
Level 5CIPD Certificate/Diploma in L&DBirmingham13th October
LevelProgrammeLocationStart date
Level 5CIPD Certificate/Diploma in HR ManagementHuntingdon4th July
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Level 3CIPD Certificate/Diploma in HR PracticeNorthampton26th September
Level 3CIPD Certificate/Diploma in L&DNorthampton9th October
LevelProgrammeLocationStart date
Level 3CIPD Certificate/Diploma in L&DGlasgow16th October
LevelProgrammeLocationStart date
Level 3CIPD Certificate/Diploma in HR PracticeBristol23rd October
Level 3CIPD Certificate/Diploma in L&DBristol30th October

Frequently asked questions

Is this programme right for you?

If you’re just starting out in your L&D career or have one to two years’ experience as an L&D Administrator or Officer, then this programme is right for you.

The aim of the programme is to provide you with a thorough grounding on the basics of L&D and an understanding of L&D principals.

With this programme you can choose to use your current or past employer as the basis for your study or if you’re completely new to L&D you can choose our unique immersive case study environment (DPG are the only CIPD Centre that offers this), so you get to practice risk free in a virtual online company.

There are no entry requirements for this programme and it’s suitable for you if you’ve not been in a learning environment for a while, because you get all the support you need along the way to guarantee you’re successful.

What do you cover on the programme?

The programme covers all the typical aspects of an L&D practitioner role, each of which is a specific CIPD unit. These include:

  • L&D and the Organisation – To be an effective L&D practitioner you need to understand the organisation in which you operate and the external factors which impact on it.
  • Identifying L&D needs – In this unit you will explore how learning and development needs arise and why it is important to be aware of them.
  • Becoming an effective L&D practitioner – This unit helps you to develop a deep understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by effective L&D practitioners.
  • Designing L&D activities – This unit helps you to develop the knowledge and skills required to effectively design learning and development activities
  • Evaluating L&D activities – This unit helps you to develop your understanding of the importance of evaluating and the different approaches that can be used.
  • Delivering L&D activities – This unit directs you through the essential stages of preparing for and delivering an effective L&D activity
  • Enhancing Learner Engagement (Diploma Only) – You’ll further develop your understanding of the psychological basis of learning and how to deliver L&D solutions that maximise engagement throughout the earning process.
  • Supporting Individual Learning through Coaching and Mentoring (Diploma Only)– This unit enables you to develop the knowledge and skills required to provide coaching and mentoring support.

What are your options after this programme?

Once you’ve passed all your CIPD units and received your certificate, you are able to use the letters Assoc CIPD after your name, giving you professional recognition from the CIPD, which is valued by employers globally.

If you want to further your knowledge of L&D or are looking to progress your career and improve your earning potential, your next step is to progress to the the CIPD Level 5 L&D Certificate/Diploma qualification. The Level 5 programme can be started immediately after you’ve finished your Level 3 programme and explores L&D at a deeper level, so you are ready to work at an L&D Manager, L&D Business Partner or senior L&D Specialist level.

You also get a £250 loyalty discount when you study another programme with us.

What are your payment options?

If you’re being funded by your employer, full payment of the programme is needed before your first workshop. Our programme advisers can help you build a business case for your employer outlining the benefits of studying a CIPD qualification. Call us on 0330 660 0220 to find out more.

If you are a self-funder, there’s a variety of flexible payment plans, with low deposits and the option of instalments over 6 to 48 months. For a personalised payment plan, please call one of our programme advisors who can talk you through all your options.

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