CIPD Intermediate Diploma in Learning and Development

Who is the programme aimed at?

The Intermediate Certificate and Diploma in Learning and Development are 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
  • have responsibility for implementing Learning and Development policies and strategies
  • need to understand the role of Learning and Development in the wider organisational and environmental context

Each programme develops the professional knowledge and skills required to perform effectively in specialist roles associated with the design, delivery and evaluation of Learning and Development.

What are the benefits of studying this qualification?

This is a well-recognised and highly valued qualification that will help you to develop practical skills as well as theoretical understanding of many key areas of learning and development.

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.

Once you have completed your qualification, you will also be awarded Associate level membership of CIPD to enhance your professional credibility in the workplace and to potential employers.

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 complete the Diploma you need to achieve 42 credits.

Units for Diploma in Learning and Development Credit Value
Core Units  
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
Optional Units  
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 the units 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 over 10 months 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 7 x 2-day workshops.  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 – 10 months

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 undertake one of our Advanced qualifications in Learning and Development.

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