If you’re an aspiring or existing L&D Manager/Business Partner or are looking for the next step for your L&D career, the CIPD Level 5 Certificate/Diploma in L&D programme could be for you. On this programme you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to be a next generation L&D Manager and get a deeper understanding of the L&D function and the challenges and skills you face within the L&D industry.
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:
You can also try the LDM Programme for free with our Demo, which is available immediately. All you need to do is submit your information in the form on this page.
NOTICE: All workshops are taking place online until further notice. DPG plc is committed to the safety and well-being of all our staff and learners, and we are working with CIPD and government regulations to ensure we are taking appropriate precautions. For more information please fill out the form on this page and a member of staff will be in touch.
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*Prices shown inclusive of VAT. Monthly payment plans available from 12 to 60 months.
This programme is right for you if you are an aspiring or existing L&D Manager, Business Partner or an existing L&D practitioner wishing to extend your skills.With this programme you can choose to use your current or past employer as the basis for your study or 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, however you will need 2-4 years’ experience. This programme is 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. Your Learning Options; Blended (Workshops and online). Choose a blend of online modules, which you access at your leisure, combined with 3-5 interactive full day workshops. You can complete the certificate in as little as 7 months and the diploma in as little as 9. You have up to 24 months to fully complete your programme. Competency Based; If you’re already working in an L&D role and have a full understanding and experience in L&D, but do not hold a formal L&D qualification, the competency based route could suit you. On this route you have an initial assessment and then a personalised study programme is created for you, so you can achieve your CIPD qualification and get CIPD Associate membership through your usual work activities. This route is designed to be completed in your own time and at your own pace, without you having to attend any workshops. Please ask one of our programme advisors about this route if you would like to find out more.
The programme covers all the typical aspects of an L&D practitioner role, each of which is a specific CIPD unit. These include:
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 CIPD Level 7 Certificate/Diploma in HR Development qualification. DPG offer this as a blended programme, which you can complete in 24 months. The Level 7 programme can be started immediately after you’ve finished your Level 5 programme and explores L&D at a deeper level, so you are ready to work at a strategic L&D level.
If you are being funded by your employer, full payment of the programme is needed before your first workshop. Our programme advisors 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.