I completed the Certificate in Human Resource Practice around 2 years ago and I am very keen to continue my studies. I was advised that the new CIPD Intermediate Level 5 Degree would be the natural next step for me so my manager booked me onto a distance learning course through DPG. You are required to go to Glasgow once a month as part of the course for a classroom session. I was meant to start in March however I have now been advised by DPG that the course is not running until November due to lack of numbers. I don't want to wait this long as I am really keen to progress. I am also starting to worry that this new course isn't recognised as a lot of people I speak to haven't' heard of it. My manager and colleagues have all done the Certificate then progressed straight onto the advanced Diploma.
I believe the reason the CIPD introduced the Level 5 was because students felt that it was too much of a jump between the Cert to the advanced. Is it possible to progress from the Certificate to the Advanced Diploma? I don't have another Degree but I do have HR experience and I am very committed to my own personal development.
Any help/advice would be much appreciated as I'm struggling to decide which route I should take next. My employer are very keen to support me but I want to choose the correct qualification.