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CIPD Level 5Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning & Development

Our CIPD pass rate is 99%*

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Average completion time12 - 15 months

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Support period18 months

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  • Learn with the UK’s most trusted CIPD Centre†
  • The perfect course if you have some L&D experience or a degree
  • Gain the skills you need for mid-level roles like Training Manager and L&D Advisor
  • Study anywhere, anytime on your laptop, phone or tablet
  • Live online CIPD classes & personal CIPD tutor

Why is this course right for you?

Achieve your L&D career goals and get the skills you need to stand out as a training specialist with this online Associate qualification from the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.

  • Upgrade your CV: 95% of our students say CIPD made them more attractive to employers
  • Get your dream job: 81% are now in a role where CIPD is preferred or essential
  • Boost your earnings: 73% of our CIPD students increase their salary
  • Enhance your credibility: gain respected CIPD Associate Membership

That's why 94% of our students recommend CIPD.‡

Entry requirements

To study this CIPD Associate Level 5 course, you should generally have at least one of the following:

  • Some learning and development experience in an entry-level L&D or HR role
  • Managerial experience that involved elements of L&D
  • A degree and a desire to begin studying L&D at a higher level than the CIPD Foundation Certificate

If English is your second language, we recommend that you have achieved one of the following, or an equivalent:

  • IELTS: 6.0 overall score with a minimum of 5.5 in each category
  • TOEFL: 79 overall score with a minimum of 17 in each category
  • Cambridge: Grade C or above

However, this isn't mandatory, and we're happy to review your case on an individual basis.

CIPD course content

Your CIPD Level 5 Associate course and assignments are fully online.

You'll study seven modules, made up of six core modules and your choice of one elective module.

Core modules

  • Professionals Behaviours and Valuing People
  • Organisational Performance and Culture in Practice
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Support Self-Directed and Social Learning 
  • Learning and Development Design to Create Value 
  • Facilitate Personalised and Performance-Focused Learning

Elective modules (choose one) 

  • Leadership and Management Development 
  • Wellbeing at Work 
  • Diversity and Inclusion 
  • People Management in an International Context 
  • Specialist Employment Law
  • Advances in Digital Learning and Development 

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

CIPD assessments

You’ll complete written assignments for each module that you study, letting you demonstrate the new knowledge you’ve gained and the skills you’ve mastered.

You’ll submit your assignments online, and they’ll be marked by our assessors and moderated by CIPD.

Once you've passed all your assignments, you'll be awarded your new CIPD qualification!

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Mala Punn ‘I highly recommend this qualification and have thoroughly enjoyed the course. After starting, I gained an L&D Facilitator role in the NHS. I really enjoy my job and feel that my qualification has made me more credible in the training setting.’
- Mala Punn

Abbie Hawthorn ‘For anyone who is currently in my position and thinking of studying the Level 5 L&D Diploma, I would definitely recommend ICS Learn as they have been so supportive and provided me with everything I need to successfully pass my course.’
- Abbie Hawthorn

Adam Currie ‘The tutors are highly experienced – some practically and others academically; which helps tremendously. The online classrooms were insightful. For those that enjoy an online, self-paced learning experience I would recommend ICS Learn.’
- Adam Currie

  • Contact your expert CIPD tutor anytime online
  • Ask questions in real time in our live online CIPD classes and Q&A sessions
  • There's no limit on how often you can ask for help – we're always here for you
  • Access a CV builder, interview simulator and 1000+ career resources through our Career Hub

How does studying CIPD with us work?

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 5,000 independent reviews.

And our CIPD pass rate is 99% from thousands of students each year. *

There are five CIPD qualifications to choose from.

The CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice is designed for those with no or minimal HR/L&D experience. It’s perfect if you’re looking for your first HR or L&D role.

The CIPD Associate Diploma in Operational Learning & Development is designed for those with some training experience who are looking for a mid-level L&D role. It’s also suitable if you have experience of training in a non-L&D role (for example, as a manager), or if you're new to L&D but have a degree and want to begin your studies at a higher level.

The CIPD Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development is designed for those with considerable L&D experience who are ready to take on postgraduate-level study. It’ll prepare you for strategic senior L&D roles and allow you to apply for CIPD Chartered Membership once you have the necessary professional experience.

If you'd like to specialise in HR rather than L&D, you could also study the CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management or the CIPD Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management.

We know everyone’s situation is different, so before you enrol, our CIPD Course Advisors will talk through your experience, education and ambitions to make sure you’re choosing the perfect course for you.

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

If you’re funding the course yourself, our flexible 0% payment plans allow you to spread the cost with interest-free monthly instalments. We manage all our payment plans in-house, so there are no third parties or credit checks.

Plus, with our price match guarantee, we’ll match any provider’s price for a like-for-like CIPD course, so you’ll always get the best deal with us.

If your employer is funding all or part of your course, we can invoice them directly for your course fees – just let your course advisor know and we’ll arrange everything.

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.

* 99% pass rate based on 16,459 out of 16,685 assignments achieving a pass at the first or second attempt between Sept 2019 and Aug 2020.

† ICS Learn has a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5 from more than 5,000 independent student reviews.

‡ Statistics from a survey of 3,471 ICS Learn CIPD students who graduated between 2012 and 2019.

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

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