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Learning and Development Courses

Our CIPD pass rate is 93%†

Get CIPD qualified in L&D 100% online and advance your career from anywhere.

Our L&D courses are highly flexible, making it easy for you to find the perfect balance between study, work, and life. You can learn at your own pace, study from anywhere, and get unlimited support whenever you need it.

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Learn online anywhere on your phone, tablet or laptop

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Shape CIPD around your life & study On Demand or Live Online

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From £80/month interest-free* with our flexible payment plans

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Unlimited support from our expert tutors

Study Options for Our L&D Courses

Choose between our On Demand or Live Online study options, each designed to suit your unique learning requirements.

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On Demand

Learn 100% online from anywhere, anytime

  • Benefit from our online Induction Programme, Live Induction Session and AI-led videos
  • Access your course materials through our brand new 'mystudyspace' platform
  • Set your own study schedule with our online planners
  • Gain access to our Resource Library, full of tools, tips and guidance to enhance your studies
  • Ask questions in real-time in our voluntary masterclasses and FAQ sessions for each unit of study
  • Live biannual Employment Law updates to keep you informed
  • Progress badges to help you keep track of your progress at a glance
  • Benefit from unlimited support from your expert tutor
  • Free access to our Career Hub to help you maximise your potential
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Live Online

Learn 100% online from anywhere, with live-streamed workshops led by expert tutors 

  • Benefit from our online Induction Programme, Live Induction Session and AI-led videos
  • Access your course materials through our brand new 'mystudyspace' platform
  • Set your own study schedule between workshops with our online planners
  • Gain access to our Resource Library, full of tools, tips and guidance to enhance your studies
  • Live Online workshops for each unit of study to keep you on track
  • Network with an online classroom full of like-minded peers
  • Live biannual Employment Law updates to keep you informed
  • Progress badges to help you keep track of your progress at a glance
  • Benefit from unlimited tutor support between workshops
  • Free access to our Career Hub to help you maximise your potential
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Accelerate your L&D career with the CIPD centre most recommended by students.†

People are at the heart of every organisation, and whether or not an organisation succeeds will ultimately come down to the skills and knowledge of its employees. As a Learning and Development professional, you’re responsible for staff training and nurturing talent and will therefore play a crucial role in your organisation's success. 

By studying a L&D course, you’ll be taking control of your career and abilities, developing your skills and knowledge whilst learning to develop the skills and knowledge of others.

CIPD qualifications are highly valued by employers because they teach the evidence-based theoretical knowledge and hands-on practical skills needed to excel in L&D. This means that our L&D training students achieve great things:

  • 73% of our CIPD graduates increase their salary
  • 86% say CIPD will play a vital role in their career advancement
  • 97% say that their CIPD qualification makes them more attractive to employers
  • 82% are now in a role where CIPD is preferred or essential
  • 95% recommend studying CIPD‡

Many, like Mala, land their dream job before they finish their studies. 

We’re trusted to provide the complete range of CIPD L&D training across Level 3, 5 and 7, so whether you’re new to L&D like Adam, aiming for a promotion like Ahmed, switching careers like Kay, or want to bring postgraduate-level knowledge to your role like HR Director Helen, studying a CIPD qualification with us is the first step to achieving your goals.

CIPD L&D Student Reviews

"It compliments my work schedule perfectly, and from the first unit I was able to put my learning into practice in my team!"

Vanessa

Vanessa Deroo

"The tutors are highly experienced – some practically and others academically. The online classrooms were insightful."

Adam Currie Cipd Level 5

Adam Currie

"It has provided me with confidence within my L&D practice and I have also been able to network with other like-minded people."

Jennifer

Jennifer Thomas

Need help with your L&D course?

Our course advisors are here to help guide you and ensure that you choose the right course for you and your career journey. 

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Learning and Development FAQs

We’re the UK’s most recommended CIPD centre, rated Excellent from more than 10,000 independent student reviews. We’re trusted by thousands of students each year across 100+ countries.

We’re also the world’s most experienced online learning provider, having been pioneers in flexible distance learning for 130 years.

Our flexible self-paced course structure, unlimited support, and interest-free* monthly payment plans make it easy to shape learning around your life.

That’s why every year, we help thousands of CIPD students like you study L&D training and get the qualifications they need to succeed.

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 150,000 global members and is the only organisation that can confer Chartered status on HR and L&D professionals.

A CIPD qualification represents the the global gold standard for professional quality in learning and development, and they're studied by more than 25,000 L&D and HR professionals each year.

Whether you're just starting out in L&D or looking to take your career to the next level, our CIPD qualifications can help you:

  • Enhance your CV and attract top employers globally
  • Secure promotions and new roles
  • Increase your earning potential
  • Stand out in your organisation for the high quality of your work
  • Build your professional credibility and confidence

Every learner is different, so you should always talk to an experienced CIPD advisor before committing to a course, but here’s a rough guide to CIPD's three levels:

The CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate is ideal if you're new to the people profession. It's designed for HR and L&D beginners.

The CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma is a great choice if you have some L&D experience and want to move into a mid-level L&D management or advisory role. It's also suited to you if you’re new to L&D but have a university degree and want to begin your studies at a higher level.

The CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma is for you if you have significant L&D or HR experience or an HR degree. It will give you the high-level strategic skills you need to manage the L&D function at a senior level.

If you'd like to focus on HR rather than L&D, you could study a CIPD Human Resources qualification.

Before you enrol with us, our expert CIPD advisors will talk through your experience, education, and ambitions to ensure you’re choosing the right course for you.

Whether you study On Demand or Live Online is entirely up to you and your unique life circumstances.

On Demand learning offers flexibility with self-guided engagement, allowing you to progress through course materials at your own pace. Live Online learning involves real-time virtual sessions with instructors and peers, mirroring traditional classroom settings. 

If you can set aside time for structured learning and you prefer a more dynamic and interactive learning experience, consider Live Online. If you can't commit to a set schedule but are self-motivated, On Demand is also a great option. 

If you’re not ready to commit to a full L&D qualification and would like to focus on only the essential modules, you could study one of our CIPD Core programmes.

The CIPD Level 5 Core programme covers 3 modules:

  • Organisational Performance and Culture in Practice
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Professional Behaviours and Valuing People

It has an average completion time of 6 months and a support period of 9 months. It costs £1,529 which can be paid in interest-free monthly instalments.

The CIPD Level 7 Core programme covers 4 modules:

  • Work and Working Lives in a Changing Business Environment
  • People Management and Development Strategies for Performance
  • Personal Effectiveness, Ethics and Business Acumen
  • Business Research in People Practice

It has an average completion time of 9 months and a support period of 12 months. It costs £3,449 which can be paid in interest-free monthly instalments.

Bear in mind that our Core programmes won’t give you a Learning and Development qualification, just the essential skills you need to succeed in an L&D role.

If you complete a Core programme and then decide you’d like to move onto the full CIPD Diploma at that level, you won’t need to take the whole course again – you can simply complete the extra modules and you’ll be CIPD qualified!

For more information on our CIPD Core programmes, get in touch with our course advisors by webchat, email or phone.

We think our students say it best. They've rated us Excellent from more than 9000+ independent Trustpilot reviews, making us the UK's most recommended CIPD centre (as well as the most experienced - we've been in education for 130 years).

We're committed to helping everyone build a career that they're proud of, and a huge part of that involves giving people the freedom to shape their qualification around their lives. 

Our online Learning and Development courses are perfect for you if you have a full-time job, kids, an irregular working pattern, a busy schedule, or if you simply want to be in control of your learning.

From our self-paced online course structure to our extended study periods to our unlimited support, we give you the flexibility you need to achieve your L&D qualification, no matter what life throws at you.

That’s why every year, we help thousands of CIPD students like you get the training and qualifications they need to succeed.

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* Any offer of credit is made by ICS and is subject to your status and eligibility.

† 93% pass rate based on 9,266 assignments achieving a pass in 2023.

‡ Statistics from a survey of 240 CIPD students who graduated between 2015 and 2022.

§ Data from a survey of 600 open HR job adverts listed on Reed.co.uk between July and September 2019.