CIPD Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development (Level 5)

Inspire learning and development within your organisation by completing a qualification in L&D. Gain the skills, knowledge and confidence to drive change.

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CIPD Level 5 L&D course highlights

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Typically 11 months completion time
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Learn at your own pace
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12-month support period
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Aimed at those with some L&D experience looking to progress to management level
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The support I received from Avado and my peers on the course was incredible. My tutor was also really helpful throughout. From start to finish he was always there to get me through, something that came as a wonderful and welcome surprise for an online course!

What is the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development course?

Whether you'd like a refresher, you're looking to expand your knowledge, or you're starting a career in the people profession, the Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice will help you progress. You'll gain the capabilities you need to attract new talent and maintain your organisation's ability to do right by your people, or kick start your brand-new career.

Unit 1: Organisational performance and culture in practice 8 weeks
Unit 2: Evidence-based practice 7 weeks
Unit 3: Professional behaviours and valuing people 6 weeks
Unit 1: Supporting self-directed and social learning 7 weeks
Unit 2: Learning and development design to create value 7 weeks
Unit 3: Facilitate personalised and performance focused learning 7 weeks
Specialist Unit: Advances in digital learning and development 7 weeks

Your Diploma

The CIPD Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development is the most comprehensive L&D course, ideal for you if you want to formalise your existing experience, skills and knowledge.

Harness the power of learning to unlock potential. You'll study the core knowledge and behaviours any People Professional needs, building on specific units to further specialise in your field.

With the Diploma you’ll also have the opportunity to focus on the areas that interest you the most or are more relevant to your current L&D practice.

Expected completion: approx. 11 months

Leads to: Associate Membership

Potential job: Head of L&D

Average Salary: £40,000*

*Average UK salary data from Totaljobs Salary Checker, March 2022

Assessments

Your qualification is achieved by continuous assessment. At the end of each unit you will have an assessment to complete. Your assignment is graded by your tutor and you receive personalised feedback. There are different types of assessment tailored to the content of the unit.

 

Course requirements

  • An existing Foundation qualification (or equivalent) is essential; alternatively, relevant work experience can be considered
  • You must be over the age of 18 or have a third-party payee for any financial agreement
  • You must have a solid grasp of the English language (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent if English is not your first language)
  • You must have access to a computer or other internet enabled device and a reliable internet connection, plus basic computer skills
  • To receive the Diploma qualification, you need to be registered with the CIPD

Learn. Practice. Grow.

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of graduates were promoted within 3 months of gaining their qualification

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higher starting salaries than candidates without CIPD qualifications

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CIPD Level 5 L&D Learning and Development funding

Flexible learning deserves flexible payments

You have plenty of options when it comes to the cost of CIPD Level 5. You can pay in full or spread the cost for free with up to 5 interest-free monthly payments

No hidden costs

The only additional cost is your CIPD membership, which you pay directly to the CIPD.

What's included in your CIPD course?

When you learn with Avado, you get access to our virtual learning campus, which comes with lots of benefits. It's no different when you're working on your CIPD Level 5 courses online with us. You'll get:

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24-hour access to the online campus

So you can complete your coursework when it suits your schedule.

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Online, live classes

Regular online live classes with your tutor and classmates.

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Flexibility

So you can focus on being productive while still developing yourself from home.

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Dedicated, expert tutors

Subject matter-expert tutors and a community for support through the course.

CIPD L&D Diploma career options

The skills you'll learn on this course will get you ready to take on L&D roles with more responsibility.

You’ll also be eligible for Associate Membership of the CIPD, and roles such as:

L&D Manager
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Head of L&D
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Once you have your Level 5 Diploma qualification you can progress further with the CIPD Level 7 qualification.

*Average UK salary data from Totaljobs Salary Checker, March 2022

CIPD Level 5 Learning and Development qualification

With a CIPD qualification, you’ll have the ability to demonstrate your skills in L&D to employers which can help you stand out among other applicants.

As well, a learning and development qualification could help you earn more money. When you are CIPD Level 3 qualified, for example, and working as an assistant, you could earn £10,000 more than someone without that certificate.

With a higher-level qualification and a role as an L&D manager or director, that salary could be upwards of £60,000.

CIPD Level 5 for L&D

There are two kinds of Level 5 Associate Diplomas. This one is focused specifically on L&D and has different option units that help it stay focused on L&D. As well, you'll cover topics like diversity and inclusion, wellbeing and global people management.

When you complete your CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development with us, you get more than just a qualification. We’ll support you every step of the way to make sure you develop real skills with real impact on your career.  

Frequently asked CIPD questions

This course takes approximately 11 months to complete.

A CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development is very similar to a foundation degree.

This is a course for experienced L&D professionals, so you will need previous formal qualifications to get started. 

  • An existing Foundation qualification (or equivalent) is essential; alternatively, relevant work experience can be considered
  • You must be over the age of 18 or have a third-party payee for any financial agreement
  • You must have a solid grasp of the English language (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent if English is not your first language)
  • You must have access to a computer or other internet enabled device and a reliable internet connection, plus basic computer skills
  • To receive the Diploma qualification, you need to be registered with the CIPD

Learning and development is what an organisation does to enhance employees' skills and knowledge to help them be even better at their jobs.

If you're a people person and you love to help your coworkers thrive in their roles, learning and development is for you. It can be a hugely fulfilling career, watching the people in your organisation grow and progress at least partially because of the work you do.

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.