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CIPD Level 3 CertificateLearning & Development

Our CIPD pass rate is 96%*

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£75/month interest-free

Payments
24 months

Deposit
£75

Total Price
£1,875

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Average completion time7 - 9 months

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Support period12 months

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Additional feesCIPD Student Membership fee

  • Learn with the UK’s most trusted CIPD Centre †
  • A shorter course that's ideal if you have no or minimal L&D experience
  • Leads to L&D Assistant and L&D Coordinator roles
  • Study anywhere, anytime on your laptop, phone or tablet
  • Live online classrooms & personal tutor

Why is this course right for you?

Build your career: 74% say their qualification played a vital role in their career advancement 

Increase your salary: 78% increase their earning potential within 2 years 

Gain a respected qualification: 4.8/5 Trustpilot score from 4000+ independent reviews

Enhance your credibility: become a CIPD Associate Member and use Assoc. CIPD after your name

Entry requirements

You don’t need any prior experience or qualifications to enrol on this Foundation L&D Certificate.

It’s ideal if you’re just beginning your L&D career and want to study a shorter Level 3 qualification than the full Level 3 Diploma.

If English is your second language, we recommend you have IELTS 6.5/ESOL Level 2 or equivalent, but we’re happy to review your case on an individual basis.

Course content

The course and assignments are fully online. You'll study 6 units:

  • Becoming an Effective L&D Practitioner 
  • L&D and the Organisation
  • Identifying L&D Needs 
  • Designing L&D Activities
  • Delivering L&D Activities 
  • Evaluating L&D Activities 

For full details of what you’ll learn on each unit, download our CIPD course guide.

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Rebecca Bailey‘ICS Learn has been brilliant. I didn’t want to attend formal classes and they had the perfect solution, online training lets me pick up and put down my studies as and when.’
- Rebecca Bailey

Jacqui Day‘I highly recommend ICS Learn. The tutors have been friendly, helpful and supportive. I feel I know these people, something I never expected from an online course. Online learning is better, in my opinion, than the college option.’
- Jacqui Day

Ashley Phillips‘Well above and beyond the service I was expecting. I plan to come back to ICS Learn to start my Level 5 Diploma. This has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.’
- Ashley Phillips

  • Contact your CIPD tutor anytime online or by phone
  • Ask questions in real time in our live online CIPD classrooms
  • Learn from top experts with specialist tutors for each module
  • All our tutors are CIPD Chartered Members, Fellows, or Academic Associates
  • Access a CV builder, interview simulator and 1000+ career resources through our Career Hub

Learning and Development FAQs

Yes! We’ve been a CIPD-awarded centre for 30 years, and pioneers in flexible learning for 130 years.

We’re the UK’s most trusted CIPD centre, with a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5 from more than 4000 independent reviews.

And our CIPD pass rate is 95% from thousands of students each year. *

As a rough guide, Level 3 is for those with no or minimal L&D experience. It’s perfect if you’re looking for your first L&D role.

Level 5 is for those with some L&D experience who are looking for a mid-level L&D role. It’s also suitable if you’re new to L&D but have a degree and want to begin your learning at a higher level.

Level 7 is for those with significant HR/L&D experience or an HR degree who are ready to take on postgraduate-level study. It’ll prepare you for strategic senior roles.

However, we know everyone’s situation is different. Our expert CIPD advisors will talk through your experience, education and ambitions to ensure you’re choosing the right course.

Diploma and Certificate indicate the length and scope of your CIPD qualification. There's an L&D Diploma and Certificate at each CIPD Level.

CIPD Diplomas are the most comprehensive and desirable CIPD qualifications, covering everything you need to know to excel in your career. Most students choose the Diploma.

CIPD Certificates are shorter qualifications, covering only essential units from the Diploma.

Right away! When you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started within an hour.

There are no set start dates or schedules – everything is shaped around you.

As an ICS Learn CIPD student, you'll always have a real person on hand to help you when you need it. From the moment you enrol, you'll have access to:

  • Unlimited one-to-one support from your CIPD tutor – get in touch online or arrange a phone call
  • Live online CIPD classrooms so you can learn and ask questions in real time
  • CIPD classroom recordings so you can watch and rewatch them at a time that suits you
  • CIPD student forums to network and share advice with other HR professionals
  • Our friendly Student Services team to help you with non-academic questions
  • Our all-in-one online learning platform, the Student Community, filled with interactive course materials designed by CIPD experts

You'll also have unlimited lifetime access to our Career Hub, giving you thousands of resources to help you impress employers, master critical business skills, and build your dream career. It includes:

  • A CV and cover letter builder
  • An interview simulator
  • An elevator pitch builder
  • Career and work psychology assessments
  • In-depth industry and employer profiles
  • 350+ employer films with practical advice from hiring managers
  • 1000+ short courses, articles and videos on key career skills like negotiating a raise and leading a team

You can take a sneak peek at the Career Hub by signing up for free here

There are no exams or workshops on this course. You’ll submit your assignments for each module online. They’ll be marked by your tutor and verified by CIPD.

Your assignments will include reports, self-assessments, CPD records, lecture notes, session plans, reflective accounts, and filming yourself delivering an L&D activity.

Written assignments will each be between 1000 and 3000 words.

Get in touch with our CIPD Advisors on 0800 015 3326.

They’ll talk through your experience, education and ambitions to make sure you’re choosing the right course, then get you enrolled with an interest-free payment plan.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please tell your Course Advisor before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

†ICS Learn has a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5 from more than 4000 independent student reviews.

*Pass rate based on 18,872 assignments submitted and 18,125 passed between 1/9/17 and 31/8/18.

‡Data from a survey of 79 students who completed a CIPD qualification between August 2015 and August 2017.

§Access to the Career Hub is unlimited for as long as ICS Learn provides the Career Hub service.

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