Advance your L&D career with CIPD Level 5 Awards

CIPD qualifications are internationally recognised and pave a way into the Learning & Development industry. If you’re looking to enhance your performance in a certain area, you can gain the skills you need with these short online CIPD L&D Award courses. 

What is the the CIPD Level 5 Awards?

Get up to speed in particular areas of L&D. The CIPD Level 5 Awards allows you to deep dive into specific fields that interest you the mostGet up to speed with key skills and make a difference straight away.

Choose between three modules to give you immediate skills you can put to work straight away.  Each module typically takes eight weeks. 

Who is it for?

L&D practitioners wanting to enhance their knowledge in specific subject areas   

What qualification will I get?

CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Award in L&D 


Online Learning

How long will it take?

Typically 8 weeks

Why should I choose Avado?

When you study 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.  

Here are some the reasons we’re the best for CIPD 

CIPD Enterprises’ only official online learning partner

With CIPD’s expertise in HR and L&D we’re equipped to help you achieve your qualification

Award-winning learning

A course should be more than a textbook – learn from videos, infographics, interactive quizzes, and more all developed with experts straight from CIPD

Great teaching. Guaranteed. 

We believe who you learn with makes all the difference; that’s why we hand-pick the best tutors who are available to support you whenever you need them

Study anytime, anywhere 

Fit studying into your busy day with bite-sized activities built for mobile. And structured milestones to help you learn at your own pace while remaining on track

What is included?

No one likes having to pay a surprise bill. That’s why we include everything we can in cost of your course: 

  • 24-hour access to your online campus 
  • Regular online live classes with your tutor and classmates 
  • Dedicated tutor and community team to support you throughout the course 

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

What will I need to start?

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

You’ll need: 

  • Some HR or L&D experience with an interest in developing to management level
  • Basic computer skills and access to a phone/tablet/laptop with internet 
  • A solid grasp of the English language (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent if English is not your first language) 
  • You must be over the age of 18 or have a third-party payee for any financial agreement
  • A CIPD Foundation qualification or a relevant Level 3 (or higher) qualification 

What career options does the CIPD Level 5 Awards open up? 

The skills you’ll learn on this course will get you ready to take on senior Learning & Development roles 

Each Award is recognised by the CIPD as an Intermediate Award in Learning & Development.

You will only be eligible for Associate Membership of the CIPD when you complete a Certificate or Diploma qualification in L&D. 

With this qualification you will be eligible for L&D roles such as:

Once you have your Level 5 Awards you can progress further with the CIPD Level 5 Intermediate qualifications in L&D and develop you learning and development practice further

*Average UK salary data from Totaljobs Salary Checker, April 2017

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 140,000+ membersCIPD qualifications are international recognised and will help you build your career and enhance your professionalism.  

CIPD Enterprises have exclusively partnered with Avado, to offer a range of HR courses online. 

What will I learn?

We offer the following individual L&D Awards at Intermediate Level, giving you the skills, you need in just eight weeks:

Designing and Developing Digital and Blended Learning Solutions

On successful completion of this unit, you will understand current digital technologies and what makes for engaging digital learning content, and be able to design effective blended learning solutions.

Enhancing Participant Engagement in the Learning Process

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to use stakeholder analysis to inform learning activities, understand motivation theory and use neuroscience and psychology to enhance engagement throughout the learning process.

Using Information Metrics and Developing Business Cases for Learning and Development

On successful completion of this unit, you will know how to scrutinise appropriate learning and development data and be able to conduct small-scale research in an area of learning and development to support a business case.

How will I be assessed?

At the end of each unit you will need to submit an assessment online which will be marked by your tutor. Each assessment will be tailored to the content of the unit.

Flexible learning deserves flexible payments

You have plenty of options when it comes to paying for your course. You can pay in full or spread the cost into 2 or 3 installments.

Your company can fund your course

Your boss is going to benefit just as much as you are from your training. Plus, since you’re studying online, you won’t have to take any expensive days off work. Give us a call and we’ll help you put together a business case.

*Click here for representative examples and full terms and conditions.

“I’m finding the course content very relevant to what a L&D professional has to know, not only for managing L&D in today’s environment but also to prepare for the future, looking at capabilities and skills that will be required to be fit for business.”

Sophie van den Brand, L&D Level 5

“The course has allowed me to gain a better understanding for how my skills in learning technologies and digital learning can have a direct and positive impact on our strategies as a business and as an L&D team. The course has given me some great tools to use in the persuasion process and has really helped me to become more confident when talking to our leaders about change.”

Ewan Laing, L&D Level 5 

Course Awards

Award-winning Online CIPD courses