Syllabus for the CIPD L&D Level 5 Certificate course

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The CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in L&D will give you access to the latest thinking in L&D.

To gain your CIPD Level 5 Qualification you must complete the following five units:

 

1. Developing professional practice in L&D

On successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of a learning and development professional.
  • Be able to manage self and workload to deliver timely and effective learning and development services to meet client need.
  • Be able to work collaboratively with others, as a member of a team or working group.
  • Be able to apply CPD techniques to devise, implement and review a personal development plan.

 

2. Understanding the context of L&D

On successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the nature of organising and managing in a variety of contexts.
  • Be able to analyse the key factors influencing achievement of strategic objectives in varying organisation contexts and their impact on learning and development policies and practice.
  • Understand how to develop learning and development policies and activities to respond to and exploit the limitations and opportunities arising from varying contextual factors.

 

3. Using information, metrics and developing business cases for L&D

On successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • Know how to scrutinise appropriate learning and development data.
  • Be able to conduct small-scale research in an area of learning and development to support a business case.

 

4. Evaluating L&D in a knowledge economy

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the meaning and purposes of evaluation within a learning and development context.
  • Know about different theories, tools and techniques for evaluating learning and development activities.
  • Know about the challenges for evaluating learning and development within a knowledge economy.

 

5. Designing and developing digital and blended learning solutions

On successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand current digital technologies and their contribution to learning and development solutions.
  • Be able to design blended learning solutions that make appropriate use of new technologies alongside more traditional approaches.
  • Know about the processes involved in designing and developing digital learning content efficiently and what makes for engaging and effective digital learning content.
  • Understand the issues involved in the successful implementation of digital and blended learning solutions.

 

This qualification is delivered and assessed fully online; for each of the five units you will need to submit an assessment online. The programme typically takes 12 months to complete.


Key course information:

  • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • CIPD Level 5 Certification - comparable to studying at Degree level
  • Five units with five tutor-marked assignments. There are different types of assessment tailored to the content of the unit.
  • Typically complete within 12 months
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