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CIPD Level 3 DiplomaLearning & Development

Our CIPD pass rate is 95%*

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£82/month interest-free

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£2,427 £2,063

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Average completion time8 - 10 months

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Support period15 months

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Online with one workshopand unlimited 1:1 tutor support

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Start anytime& study at your own pace

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Additional feesCIPD Student Membership fee, CIPD workshop fee

  • Learn with the UK’s most recommended CIPD Centre †
  • 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: 9.6/10 Trustpilot score from 2500+ 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 Level L&D course. It’s ideal if you’re just beginning your L&D career.

You'll need to be able to attend a two-day workshop in either London, Birmingham, or Glasgow.

If you'd rather not attend a workshop, all of our other CIPD courses are 100% online, including the shorter CIPD Level 3 Certificate in L&D.

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

Aside from the workshop, the course and assignments are fully online. 

You'll study 8 units in total: all 7 core units plus your choice of 1 optional unit. 

Core units

  • Becoming an Effective L&D Practitioner
  • Learning and Development in Organisations
  • Identifying Individual Learning Needs
  • Designing L&D Activities
  • Evaluating L&D Activities
  • Delivering L&D Activities
  • Supporting Coaching and Mentoring

Optional units

  • Supporting Collective and Social Learning
  • Enhancing Learner Engagement 
  • Using Technology to Facilitate Learning

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

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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

Georgia Rogan‘ICS Learn is extremely flexible. I don’t have to dedicate specific days or times to studying and can easily fit it around working full-time. My experience has been outstanding.’
- Georgia Rogan

Rebecca Bailey‘I had an absolutely brilliant experience at the workshop; the tutor was great, I got to put my training skills to the test and most importantly I got to meet other ICS Learn students! I’m full of enthusiasm for putting the things I learnt into practice.’
- Rebecca Bailey

  • 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

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 9.6/10 from more than 2500 independent reviews.

We’re more highly recommended by students than any other UK CIPD provider. 

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.

  • Unlimited 1:1 tutor support online or by phone
  • Live online classrooms, recorded to watch back anytime
  • Interactive online learning designed by CIPD experts
  • 24/7 access to the Student Community, your all-in-one learning platform
  • Student forums to connect and share advice with other CIPD students

There are no exams on this course. You'll attend one workshop and submit assignments for your other units online. They’ll be marked by your tutor and verified by CIPD.

Your online assignments could include reports, self-assessments, CPD records, lecture notes, session plans, reflective accounts, training journal articles, running an online classroom, and filming yourself delivering an L&D activity. Written assignments will each be between 1000 and 3000 words.

At your workshop, you'll complete two assessed activities, a 20-minute presentation, and an observed coaching session.

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.

* Pass rate of 95% based on 17,406 submitted assignments and 16,550 passes between 16th January 2016 and 17th January 2017.

† ICS Learn has the highest Net Promoter Score (NPS) from students against its competitors. Source: Parthenon-EY HR Employer and Learner Survey 2017.

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

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