CIPD Level 3 Diploma Learning & Development

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Are you committed to a career in learning and development? What is the role of learning and development in business? How can learning to motivate and train staff benefit your career? You may already be working in an L&D-related role. Or perhaps you'd like to make a move into this popular and rewarding field. Either way, a qualification from Europe's largest HR and Personnel Development business body will show employers that you have what it takes to develop both an effective workforce and your own career.

The CIPD Diploma in L&D Practice uses a highly practical approach, to provide an in-depth and thorough grounding in the training cycle and the fundamentals of learning and development.

The CIPD Diploma in Learning and Development Practice provides a firm foundation in all the areas of Learning and Development including its impact on business sustainability. It is an essential introduction for L&D professionals. It will help develop essential skills and give students the confidence to be more effective at work and to add value to your HR or training function. Key Topics

To achieve the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Learning & Development, you need a total of 38 credits.

Students must complete all seven Core modules, giving a total of 32 credits

Students then need to gain a further 6 credits from the three optional modules below:

Core Units

Becoming an Effective L&D Practitioner (4 credits)
L&D and the organisation (4 credits)
Identifying L&D Needs (3 credits)
Designing L&D Activities (6 credits)
Delivering L&D Activities (6 credits)
Evaluating L&D Activities (3 credits)
Supporting Individual Learning through Coaching and Mentoring (6 credits)

Optional Units

Enhancing Learner Engagement (6 credits)
Supporting Collective and Social Learning (6 credits)
Using Technology to Facilitate Learning (6 credits)


There are two workshops to attend on our CIPD Level 3 Foundation Diploma in Learning & Development Course. Attendance at our CIPD Workshops is compulsory in order to complete your qualification and it also provides you with the opportunity to:

Network with like-minded professionals
Peer to Peer Interactions
Build confidence in new skills you will have learnt
Meet your tutor face to face

Workshop fees are additional to our course fees. Please speak to our course advisors for more information on our workshops.

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