Progress your L&D career with CIPD Level 5

CIPD qualifications are internationally recognised and pave a way into the Learning & Development industry. Develop your knowledge and position yourself as a forward-thinker with this online CIPD L&D Level 5 Certificate. 

What is the the CIPD Level 5 qualification?

Progress into a management role with this online course. The CIPD Level 5 Certificate develops an all-round knowledge in L&D with skills and techniques you can translate across your business. This course will also get you up to speed in digital learning, ready to transform your organisation.  

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at those with some L&D experience looking to update their skills or those wishing to move into L&D from HR training    

What qualification will I get?

CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in Learning and Development  


Online Learning

How long will it take?

Typically 10 months

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 Certificate open up? 

The skills you’ll learn on this course will get you ready to take on senior Learning & Development roles.  You’ll be eligible for Associate Membership of the CIPD.

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

Once you have your Level 5 certificate you can progress further with the CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Diploma 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?

Here are the 5 units you’ll cover and what you’ll be able to do by the end of each one:

Unit 1: Developing professional practice in L&D

Develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of a learning and development professional. Deliver timely and effective learning and development services to meet organisation needs. Work collaboratively with others, as a member of a team or working group. Learn to apply CPD techniques to devise, implement and review a personal development plan.

Unit 2: Understanding the context of L&D

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

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

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

Unit 4: Evaluating L&D in a knowledge economy

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. Review the challenges for evaluating learning and development within a knowledge economy.

Unit 5: Designing and developing digital and blended learning solutions

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.

How will I be assessed?

Each unit will take around 4-6 weeks to complete. 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 

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