New Learning and Development qualifications

Develop your L&D knowledge

Develop your professional skills in learning and development by enrolling on new contemporary CIPD qualifications in L&D:

Who are L&D qualifications for?

Whether you’re starting out or are more experienced, CIPD qualifications are a great way to develop your professional knowledge and advance your career in L&D.

Starting out in L&D?

This is suitable for those who are starting out in L&D or have some basic knowledge already. You’ll gain knowledge and understanding of the latest thinking in L&D, plus the essential skills to be more effective at work and add value to your L&D function straightaway.

  • Foundation Certificate in L&D
  • Foundation Diploma in L&D 

Looking to further develop your career?

This is suitable for professionals who have mastered the fundamentals of L&D and are ready to take their knowledge to the next stage. You’ll gain key knowledge in a range of contemporary areas and develop your planning, analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Intermediate Certificate in L&D
  • Intermediate Diploma in L&D 

Foundation level Certificate or Diploma in L&D (Level 3 QCF) 

  • Foundation Certificate in L&D
    To receive a Foundation Certificate in L&D you must successfully complete all core units, totalling 26 credits. See below.
  • Foundation Diploma in L&D
    To receive a Foundation Diploma in L&D you must successfully complete all core units (26 credits) and 12 credits from the optional units, totalling 38 credits. See below.

Foundation level unit information

Foundation core units Code Level Credit
1. Becoming an effective L&D practitioner 3BEP 3 4
2. L&D and the organisation 3LDO 3 4
3. Identifying L&D needs 3LDN 3 3
4. Designing L&D activities 3DES 3 6
5. Delivering L&D activities 3DEL 3 6
6. Evaluating L&D activities 3ELD 3 3
Foundation optional units
7. Using technology to facilitate learning 3TFL 3 6
8. Enhancing learner engagement 3ELE 3 6
9. Supporting collective and social learning 3SCL 3 6
10. Supporting individual learning through coaching and mentoring 3LCM 3 6
11. Assessing Learning and Development 3ASL 3 6
12. Organising L&D events 3LDE 3 6

Intermediate level Certificate or Diploma in L&D (Level 5 QCF) 

  • Intermediate Certificate in L&D
    To receive an Intermediate Certificate in L&D you must successfully complete all core units (18 credits) and 2 optional units (12 credits), totalling 30 credits. See below.
  • Intermediate Diploma in L&D
    To receive an Intermediate Diploma in L&D you must successfully complete all core units (18 credits) and 4 optional units (24 credits), totalling 42 credits. See below.

Intermediate level unit information

Intermediate core units Code Level Credit
1. Developing professional practice in L&D 5DLP 5 6
2. Understanding the context of L&D 5CLD 5 6
3. Using information, metrics and developing business cases for L&D 5DBC 5 6
Intermediate optional units
4. Designing and developing digital and blended learning solutions 5DBS 5 6
5. Enhancing participant engagement in the learning process 5PEL 5 6
6. Using facilitating skills 5UFS 5 6
7. Implementing coaching and mentoring 5ICM 5 6
8. Developing and using consultancy skills 5CNS 5 6
9. Managing the L&D business function 5LBF 5 6
10. Managing L&D suppliers 5LDS 5 6
11. Facilitating collective and social learning 5CSL 5 6
12. Understanding organisational development 5UOD 5 6
13. Understanding the role of L&D in talent development 5LTD 5 6
14. Developing leadership & management skills 5LMS 5 6
15. Developing and delivering L&D solutions for international markets 5LDI 5 6
16. Evaluating L&D provision in a knowledge economy 5ELD 5 6

When and where?

View the list of centres that offer these qualifications and find their contact details

For more information and to register your interest for our new qualifications in L&D please call the CIPD customer services team today on +44 (0)20 8612 6208 or contact us.

 

Centres offering new L&D qualifications