CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate In L&D

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CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate In L&D Course

Who is it for?
L&D practitioners who want to update their skills and gain credibility, or those wishing to move into L&D from HR or training.

Typical duration: 10 months


Progress your L&D career with the CIPD Level 5 Certificate

CIPD qualifications are internationally recognised and offer you the opportunity to gain credibility in the Learning and Development field. With AVADO in partnership with CIPD Enterprises you can gain your professional CIPD Level 5 Certification online, allowing you to study whenever and wherever you want, and fit study in around your other commitments.

As an L&D professional, you need to stay up to date with the latest thinking and practices in today’s fast-paced world of work. That’s why we have made improvements and updates to our award-winning L&D programmes, working with CIPD experts and taking into account learner feedback. Now you will benefit from:

  • Fresh new content direct from global experts within the CIPD network
  • Brand new interactive assets to make learning even more engaging
  • Inspiring new case studies from a diverse range of global brands from several industries
  • Summary videos to really help you prepare for your assessments
  • Reflection weeks where you can discuss your progress with your peers
  • More practical activities to contextualise your learning in a work environment.

Our CIPD Level 5 Learning and Development Certificate is ideal if you’re an aspiring L&D Manager, wanting to formalise your existing experience, or simply gain the latest skills and knowledge in the industry. This CIPD Level 5 qualification role-models social and collaborative learning techniques which you can translate across to your own L&D function. Experience engaging online learning first hand and modernise your own practice, positioning yourself as a forward-thinking L&D professional.

On successful completion of the CIPD Level 5 online course, you will gain Associate Membership of the CIPD, allowing you to use the designation Assoc CIPD after your name to showcase your credentials. 

We now interest-free finance plans so you can spread the price of your course at no extra cost.*

* A representative example for CIPD Foundation Certificate in HR Practice: Loan £1,734.00 over 12 months with 12 monthly payments of £144.50. The total amount repayable will be £1,875.00 which includes a deposit of £141.00. Click here for more representative examples and for full terms and conditions.

Get CIPD qualified with learning that works from AVADO

At AVADO, we create inspiring learning experiences that are all about your success. With our 26 years’ experience and our exclusive partnership with CIPD Enterprises, studying CIPD online with us gives you the best chance of success:

Great teachers and inspiring content 
Your own dedicated tutor, hand-picked for their expertise, is available by phone or email. Access a range of engaging content developed with CIPD’s own experts, including videos, quizzes and group activities.

Support every step of the way as you learn with others 
Your tutor and community team are here for you whenever you need them. And, because you learn online with other students, you’ll never be short of inspiration and motivation!

An online platform built around you Designed to work on your mobile and featuring bite-sized content so that you can learn as you go. Learn at your own pace but with structured milestones to keep you on track.

Affordable, all-inclusive prices
Payment packages to suit your budget. And no hidden surprises.

An award-winning provider you can trust
Winner of Training Journal’s Best Training Partnership 2016 with CIPD Enterprises, and Learning Technologies Best Use of Online Distance Learning 2016 – Silver.

We know how to deliver learning that works, that’s why CIPD Enterprises chose AVADO as their only official partner for online qualifications, so you know your programme is of the highest quality.

The CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in L&D will give you access to the latest thinking in L&D.

To gain your CIPD Level 5 Qualification you must complete the following five units:

1. Developing professional practice in L&D

On successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of a learning and development professional.
  • Be able to manage self and workload to deliver timely and effective learning and development services to meet client need.
  • Be able to work collaboratively with others, as a member of a team or working group.
  • Be able to apply CPD techniques to devise, implement and review a personal development plan.

2. Understanding the context of L&D

On successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the nature of organising and managing in a variety of contexts.
  • Be able to analyse the key factors influencing achievement of strategic objectives in varying organisation contexts and their impact on learning and development policies and practice.
  • Understand how to develop learning and development policies and activities to respond to and exploit the limitations and opportunities arising from varying contextual factors.

3. Using information, metrics and developing business cases for L&D

On successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • Know how to scrutinise appropriate learning and development data.
  • Be able to conduct small-scale research in an area of learning and development to support a business case.

4. Evaluating L&D in a knowledge economy

On completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand the meaning and purposes of evaluation within a learning and development context.
  • Know about different theories, tools and techniques for evaluating learning and development activities.
  • Know about the challenges for evaluating learning and development within a knowledge economy.

5. Designing and developing digital and blended learning solutions

On successful completion of this unit, you will:

  • Understand current digital technologies and their contribution to learning and development solutions.
  • Be able to design blended learning solutions that make appropriate use of new technologies alongside more traditional approaches.
  • Know about the processes involved in designing and developing digital learning content efficiently and what makes for engaging and effective digital learning content.
  • Understand the issues involved in the successful implementation of digital and blended learning solutions.

This qualification is delivered and assessed fully online; for each of the five units you will need to submit an assessment online. The programme typically takes 12 months to complete.

Key course information:

  • Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
  • CIPD Level 5 Certification – comparable to studying at Degree level
  • Five units with five tutor-marked assignments. There are different types of assessment tailored to the content of the unit.
  • Typically complete within 12 months

Your course includes everything you need to succeed:

  • 24-hour access to your online campus, accessible on mobile and tablet
  • Regular online live classes with your tutor and classmates
  • Dedicated tutor and community team to support you throughout the course
  • Free access to AVADO’s premium Career Development Hub
  • Free NUS card – the definitive student discount card with a range of exclusive discounts

Everything you need to succeed is included in the course price. The only additional cost is your CIPD membership, which you are required to pay directly to the CIPD.

An existing Level 3 qualification (or equivalent) is essential; alternatively, relevant work experience can be considered.

In addition, the following entry requirements apply:

  • You must be over the age of 18 or have a third-party payee for any financial agreement
  • You must have a solid grasp of the English language (IELTS 5.5 or equivalent if English is not your first language)
  • You must have access to a computer or other internet enabled device and a reliable internet connection, plus basic computer skills

If you are funding your own studies, you can pay in full immediately or split your course fees over two or three instalments at no extra charge.

We can now offer you 0% finance on payment plans of up to 12 months, letting you spread the cost of your course without incurring any additional charges.*

You can also apply for our 12, 18, 24, 36, 48 or 60-month payment plans offered by our finance provider Omni Capital**, with representative APR 16.9%. Take a look at a representative APR Example or enquire now and speak to one of our Course Advisors.

We can also work with you to build a business case to apply for employer funding and can even speak to your company directly if you’d like. For more information, give one of our Course Advisors a call.

*Book your HR or L&D Qualification and spread the cost over 12 monthly payments, interest-free. Representative example for CIPD Foundation Certificate in HR Practice: Loan £2,445.00 over 12 months with 12 monthly payments of £203.75. The total amount repayable will be £2,595.00 which includes a deposit of £150.00. Click here for more representative examples and for full terms and conditions.

**Exact package varies by course; all credit agreements are subject to you enrolling on a qualifying course with AVADO. Any offer of credit will be subject to your age, status and a credit check. Any Credit Agreement you enter into is provided by Omni Capital Retail Finance, and is governed by their Terms and Conditions AVADO is a broker on behalf of Omni Capital Retail Finance only.

The CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in L&D will equip you with latest skills and knowledge you need to effectively manage your L&D function.

Upon successful completion of your Intermediate Certificate, you will become an Associate Membership of the CIPD. Achieving Associate (Assoc CIPD) status will:

  • Allow you use the designatory letters Assoc CIPD after your name to showcase your credentials
  • Demonstrate you possess up-to-date and relevant skills and knowledge
  • Prove your commitment towards good practice and continued professional development
  • Ensure you remain relevant and more employable

If you wish to further specialise you can choose the CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Diploma which has two additional units.

With this qualification on your CV and CIPD Associate Membership, you will be eligible for senior L&D roles such as:

L&D ManagerHead of L&D

*Average UK salary data from Totaljobs Salary Checker, April 2017

All our L&D courses are delivered through our award-winning Virtual Learning Campus (VLC). The VLC is an online learning platform that houses all your learning materials in one easy-to-access place. The VLC is designed for use on all internet-enabled devices, so you can study on your mobile or tablet any time, wherever you are. Your VLC features:
  • Inspiring bite-size learning content, including videos and quizzes
  • Regular live online classes with your tutor, tailored to your group’s needs and recorded so you can catch up whenever you like
  • Learn as a group, with structured milestones to keep you on track
  • Regular learning checks and practice tests so you know how you are progressing
  • Proactive tutor support – monitoring your progress and reaching out if you need support
Our approach to online learning and student engagement has been recognised by the Learning Technologies industry awards, with Silver for Best Online Distance Learning Programme 2016. Want to see for yourself? Check out the video below for a peek into the campus and how it works:

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the professional body for HR and people development and today is the voice of a worldwide community of around 140,000 members. CIPD qualifications will help you build your career and enhance your professionalism, they are internationally recognised and highly sought after by employers.

CIPD Enterprises have chosen to exclusively partner with AVADO, to offer a range of L&D and HR courses online. Our L&D courses allow you to study when and where it suits you. You will learn the most up-to-date skills and techniques that you can use to transform your L&D practice.

Each Award is recognised by the CIPD as an Intermediate Award in Learning & Development. You will not become an Associate member of CIPD unless you go on to successfully complete a Certificate or Diploma qualification in L&D. Associate membership is the first level of professional membership of the CIPD, and allows you to use the designation Assoc CIPD after your name to showcase your credentials.

Our L&D programmes engage learners through practical tasks and group activities. One barrier that L&D practitioners often face is a lack of funding. In this task, learners were asked to present an ‘elevator pitch’ designed to explain the reason why they should receive funding for a new initiative. This video showcases just a few of the excellent pitches that were submitted – watch below for free.

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