People Academy

People are any organisation’s most important asset. Start getting the best out of them with HR and L&D training.  

A learning experience that’s right for you

Welcome to the best place to learn about HR and L&D. Our learning is flexible and engaging, guided by a dedicated subject specialist tutor and done in groups to help keep you motivated as you progress. Whatever level of People training you’re after, there’s a course or apprenticeship for you here. 

Content you won't find anywhere else

Avado creates digital courses with our own exclusive content. This is important to us because we know real learning isn't about telling you to read a textbook or click on generic links.

Our content is built and delivered by subject-matter experts and learning designers. It is always relevant, bite-sized and engaging. You can be confident you’re getting the best training possible in our People Academy, and we are one of the CIPD's approved learning providers.

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What’s the difference between a course and an apprenticeship? 

When you study a CIPD course with us you’ll work through different modules, attend live classes, and submit assessments, all entirely online. You can do this whether you’re a student, employed full or half-time, or not employed at all. 

An apprenticeship combines learning with working. Within your role as an apprentice, 80% of your time will be spent on the day-to-day responsibilities of your job. The other 20% is used for “off-the-job” training. 

In all our People Academy apprenticeships, this includes a CIPD course. But employer training, mentoring, keeping a reflective journal, and attending industry events all also count towards this 20%. 

As an apprentice, you’ll be supported not only by your online tutor, but also face-to-face visits from your Learning and Development Coach. 

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Course Awards

Award-winning online CIPD courses