CIPD Intermediate Award in Learning and Development

Who is the programme aimed at?

The Intermediate Award in Learning and Development is suitable for those who:

  • seek to develop a career in Learning and Development
  • are working in the field of Learning and Development and need to extend their knowledge and skills in a particular aspect
  • have responsibility for implementing Learning and Development policies and strategies

The programme develops the professional knowledge and skills required to perform effectively in a specialist area associated with Learning and Development.

What are the benefits of studying this qualification?

This Award will help you to develop practical skills as well as theoretical understanding of a specific area of the Learning and Development field.

There is lots of flexibility and choice about how you study and over what period of time, so you can work towards achieving your qualification in the manner that suits you best.

What units will I study?

The full list of units is set out below.  Which of these you study will depend on your study mode: Work-based or Mixed-Mode.

Each unit carries a number of credits and to achieve the Award you need to complete a minimum of 6 credits and a maximum of 12 credits.

Units for Award in Learning and Development Credit Value
Developing professional practice in learning and development 6
Understanding the context of learning and development 6
Using information, metrics and developing business cases for L&D 6
Designing and developing digital and blended learning solutions 6
Enhancing participant engagement in the learning process 6
Using facilitation skills 6
Implementing coaching and mentoring 6
Developing and using consultancy skills 6
Managing the learning and development business function 6
Managing learning and development suppliers 6
Facilitating collective and social learning 6
Understanding organisation development 6
Understanding the role of learning and development in talent development 6
Developing leadership and management skills 6
Developing and delivering L&D solutions for international markets 6
Evaluating learning and development in a knowledge economy 6

How will the programme be delivered?

For the work-based programme, you will be allocated an Assessor to work with you throughout. To achieve your chosen unit/s you will undertake a range of activities including gathering work-based evidence, completing assignments, and writing personal statements; there are no exams to take.

The mixed-mode programme is delivered at our Head Office in Doncaster, close to Robin Hood Airport. Lunch and refreshments are included and hotel facilities are available close by if required.  The programme format is designed to minimise the amount of time that learners need to be away from their organisation; you will need to attend a 2-day workshop for each of your chosen units.  You will be provided with an on-line resource site as well as comprehensive support material given to learners at each workshop. We keep our group numbers small so that you get the support and attention you require.

What is the duration of the programme?

The duration depends on your chosen study mode:

  • Work-based – up to 18 months
  • Mixed-mode – depends on the number of units you have chosen to complete

How will the qualification be assessed?

Assessment will be by a range of activities including assignments; there are no exams to take.

How can I progress further?

On completion of this qualification, you will be offered the opportunity to carry the credits you have achieved towards completing the Intermediate Certificate or Diploma in Learning and Development or you may wish to consider undertaking one our Advanced qualifications in Human Resource Development.

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