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CIPD Level 5 CertificateLearning & Development

Our CIPD pass rate is 96%*

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£138/month interest-free

Payments
20 months

Deposit
£140

Total Price
£2,900

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Average completion time8 - 10 months

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Support period15 months

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Additional feesCIPD Student Membership fee

  • Gain globally respected L&D accreditation with the UK’s most recommended 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
  • Become a CIPD Associate Member and use Assoc. CIPD after your name
  • 9.6/10 Trustpilot rating from 3000+ independent student reviews

Why is this course right for you?

CIPD qualifications are the global gold standard in Learning & Development, helping you get promoted, increase your salary, and secure your dream L&D job.

We’ve been a leading CIPD centre for 30 years and are trusted by prestigious organisations including AmazonVirgin and Vodafone.

With us, you can achieve the same CIPD Level 5 Certificate you’d get in a classroom, with all the benefits of online learning:

  • Shape your learning around your work and family life
  • Study from anywhere, on your commute, lunch break, evenings and weekends
  • Unlimited support from world-class L&D experts by phone or online
  • Live interactive online classrooms let you learn from Chartered CIPD tutors face-to-face

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

Please note that where the course discusses legislation and policy, this will be based on UK law.

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

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Mala Punn, Learning & Development Facilitator, NHS‘I thoroughly enjoyed this course. I chose ICS Learn because they offered flexibility, and the tutors were very helpful and got back to me quickly when I had a query. I highly recommend this CIPD qualification to anyone.’
- Mala Punn, Learning & Development Facilitator, NHS

Ahmed Abdel-Salam, L&D, Qatar‘I investigated the different options available but I found that ICS Learn has the most flexible payment solutions. I have really enjoyed my study with ICS Learn. The course modules are well developed and the tutors were very helpful and supportive.’
- Ahmed Abdel-Salam, L&D, Qatar

Nikhila Lanka, HR Talent Onboarding, Dubai‘Though I am a novice to online learning, the website is easy to navigate and the online classrooms and student communities make it an effective and efficient way of learning. I am looking forward to becoming Nikhila, Assoc. CIPD!’
- Nikhila Lanka, HR Talent Onboarding, Dubai

  • All our tutors are CIPD Chartered Members, Fellows, or Academic Associates
  • Contact your expert CIPD tutor anytime – just send a message or arrange a call
  • Ask questions in real time in our live tutor-led online CIPD classrooms
  • Watch and re-watch recorded classrooms anytime

FAQs

Yes! We’ve been an approved CIPD centre for 30 years, and pioneers in flexible learning for 130 years.

We're trusted by thousands of CIPD students in 90+ countries, with a Trustpilot rating of 9.6/10 from more than 3000 independent student reviews.

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

And our CIPD pass rate is 96% 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 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 by email or by calling +44 141 404 6595.

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 96% based on 18,872 assignments submitted and 18,125 passed between 1/9/17 and 31/8/18.

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

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