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CIPD Learning & Development Courses

We are one of the CIPD’s approved providers for online qualifications 

  • Ideal for anyone wanting to start or progress a career in L&D
  • Leads to roles like Learning and Development Manager or Head of L&D

Open up new opportunities with an online L&D course 

Whether you’re just getting started in Learning and Development or are looking to take the next step in your career, a CIPD qualification is the perfect way to gain the skills you need. Wherever you’re at right now, we’ve got a course that will fit your level and your schedule. 


When you study a CIPD course with us you get 
lots of content from our subject-matter experts you won’t find anywhere else

Which online L&D courses can you study? 

You want a course that’s the right fit for you. That’s why you can choose to study the qualifications as either a Certificate or a Diploma. 

For beginners 

Level 3 Certificate in People Practice 

A Certificate is the perfect foot in the door for an HR or L&D career. You’ll learn the essential basic skills you’ll to be eligible for an entry-level position like an HR Assistant or Administrator. 

Topics include: 

  • Business, culture and change in context 
  • Principles of analytics 
  • Core behaviours for people professionals 
  • Essentials of people practice 

For experienced learners

Level 5 Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development

If you’ve finished your Certificate or have more experience working in L&Dthis Diploma is for you. Study more advanced subjects perfect for roles with more responsibilitylike L&D Manager or Head of L&D. 

Topics include: 

  • Organisational performance and culture in practice 
  • Evidence-based practice 
  • Professional behaviours and valuing people 
  • Supporting self-directed and social learning
  • Learning and development design to create value
  • Facilitate personalised and performance focused learning

What is L&D? 

The “Learning and Development (L&D) department manages the training, learning and development initiatives of businesses. They seek to create a culture of continuous learning and growth through programmes that enable organisations to constantly evolve and develop. Their responsibilities vary depending on the company, but often include: 

  • Implement learning strategies 
  • Designing e-learning courses, workshops and plans 
  • Upskilling the workforce 
  • Enhancing employee participant and engagement 

Essentially, their job is to make sure the company and everyone in it are working at their best. 

Why study L&D online? 

Studying online lets you fit studying around your schedule without having to commit to regular visits to a classroomWhether you’re working full-time or have family commitments, you won’t need to worry about finding time to learn. 

Our award-winning campus breaks down your course into manageable weekly plans. Each activity has a time estimate, so you know how much work you’ll be able to fit in to each study session. 

Want to learn on the go? No problem. Our campus is designed to work on mobile and tablet, as well as desktop. So wherever you are, you’re always in the right place to study. 

Who are the CIPD? 

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the professional body for HR and people development, with a worldwide community of around 140,000 members. 

You can be confident you’re getting the best HR qualification available: CIPD qualifications are internationally respected by employers and are designed by industry leading experts to include all the latest thinking and ideas. 

CIPD Level 5 L&D Tutors

Ian Turner

Ian has over 28 years of experience as a manger, leader, facilitator and tutor, having worked primarily in the private sector with global companies.
Having worked in learning and development, he has experience in L&D leadership, organisational behavior, organisation design, coaching and more.

Rosie Grundy

For 15 years, Rosie worked within commercial departments of high-profile media companies, taking in various client-facing, commercial and training roles.
She has completed her level 5 CIPD in learning and development management as well as holding an MA in Journalism and BA in Politics and European Studies.

Hayley Montgomery

Hayley is an associate member of the CIPD, which combines her specialised skills in employee relations, social learning and skills development.