Learning and Development


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At ICS Learn, we understand that you have a busy life. That’s why getting a Learning and Development qualification with us is simpleflexible and affordable

We make it easy to shape your course around your life: set your own timetable, study wherever suits you, and get help when you need it from our expert tutors. You don't need to give up your current job, and you can spread the cost with our interest-free payment plans.

All of our online L&D qualifications are accredited by the CIPD, the world's largest professional body for those working in personnel and development, so what you learn with us will be highly respected and valued by employers. Once you've completed your course, you'll automatically become an Associate Member of the CIPD.

We've been a CIPD Approved Centre for over 25 years, so whether you’re looking to move into L&D, advance your existing L&D career, or simply bring useful personnel development knowledge to your current role, we can help you achieve your goals. 

You might also benefit from our CIPD Human Resources courses.


Why study Learning and Development?

People are at the heart of every business, and a company’s success depends on the skills and knowledge of its employees. Learning and Development professionals are responsible for managing training and nurturing talent, and therefore play a key role in the success of any business.

By studying L&D, you’ll be you’ll be developing your skills and career options while learning to do the same for others. 

Depending on the level you study at, your CIPD qualification could lead to desirable roles such as:

  1. Head of L&D
  2. Talent & Development Partner
  3. L&D Specialist
  4. Training Manager
  5. Training Co-ordinator
  6. Leadership Development Manager
  7. L&D Officer
  8. L&D Assistant
  9. Training Consultant

You could also use your skills to work in a number of HR roles.

Why choose a CIPD qualfication?

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the world’s largest professional body for those involved in the management and development of people. It has over 130,000 members across 120 countries, and 12,000 professionals train with CIPD qualifications and certifications each year. It's the gold standard for professional quality in Human Resources and Learning and Development.

This means that CIPD qualifications are highly respected and sought-after by employers. Many hiring managers include them as a prerequisite for L&D jobs, and where they're not a necessity they'll put you head and shoulders above the competition. 

CIPD membership demonstrates a commitment to high standards of professionalism, an exceptionally desirable quality for for any company.

What are Certificates and Diplomas?

CIPD Certificates are medium-scope qualifications which cover essential subject areas in detail. 

CIPD Diplomas are the most extensive CIPD qualifications; they cover more subject areas than Certificates, giving you a comprehensive knowledge of all topics.

Need advice or looking for more information? Contact our expert CIPD advisors by email, webchat, or by phone on 0800 092 0440. We're happy to help!

Happy Students

Don’t just take it from us – here’s what our students say

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Before I signed up, ICS Learn provided me with all the information to make an informed decision, allowing me to put a case forward in my own company to receive funding. My dedicated advisor Benjamin was an absolute star. The CIPD tutors replied very quickly to comments and emails, and feedback on assignments was also very prompt. Now I’m qualified, I feel more valued as an individual and also more confident in my contributions at work.

Eleni Kokkinos Review Rating: 5 out of 5

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ICS Learn made studying as easy as it could possibly have been. I was able to study during lunch breaks, baby nap-times and my free evenings. ICS Learn opened many doors for me as soon as I started studying, and after being made redundant, the fact that I was working towards a CIPD qualification was very appealing. I was contacted regularly, and still am, by both recruitment agencies and other employers.

Annabelle Mullard Review Rating: 5 out of 5

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In addition to working full time, I’m an avid runner, manage my own cake-baking business and look after my two-year-old son, Jack, so I needed a flexible way to learn. I found that working with ICS Learn was really very easy. I could manage my own studies, but also had the reassurance of having the tutors on hand to help me. It has definitely influenced me at work: I feel more confident, and the course has made me understand what I do day-to-day.

Lisa Pitt Review Rating: 5 out of 5


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