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CIPD Level 5 CertificateLearning & Development

Our CIPD pass rate is 96%*

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£116/month interest-free

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Average completion time8 - 10 months

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Support period15 months

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  • Learn with the UK’s most trusted CIPD Centre †
  • Ideal if you have some L&D experience or a degree
  • Leads to L&D Manager, L&D Officer, and L&D Advisor roles
  • Study anywhere, anytime on your laptop, phone or tablet
  • Live online classrooms & personal tutor

Why is this course right for you?

Advance 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

To enrol on this Intermediate Level L&D course, you should either:

  • Have some L&D experience, whether through working directly in L&D or through dealing with L&D as part of an HR or managerial role
  • Have a degree and want to start your learning at a higher level than Foundation Level 3

It's ideal if you want to study a shorter qualification than the full Level 5 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 5 units:

  • Developing Professional Practice
  • Understanding the Context of L&D
  • Using Information Metrics and Developing Business Cases for L&D
  • Implementing Coaching and Mentoring
  • Facilitating Collective and Social Learning

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

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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

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

Mike Bignall‘ICS Learn has given me the ability to work full-time, volunteer part-time and study for a new qualification, all in my own time and without the need to take holidays. L&D has moved from an interest to a passion.’
- Mike Bignall

  • 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
  • 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 unit online. They’ll be marked by your tutor and verified by CIPD.

Your assignments will include entries in a personal development plan, a presentation with notes, a draft L&D policy, a research report, a seminar paper, and either an executive briefing, an executive summary, or a witness testimony.

Each will be between 1500 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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