CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development

RQF Level: 5
Total credit value: 42 credits

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The qualification is designed specifically to help you become an L&D specialist and while ideal for those who are already working in a people practice role, it also provides an excellent learning opportunity if you want to enter the profession.


If you want to improve your training and L&D skills to enhance your career prospects, then there is no better place to start than the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development.

Comprising seven units in total, three of which are core units based on the CIPD Profession Map, a further three to develop specialist L&D knowledge and one optional unit from a variety of topics, the Diploma can take as little as 9 months to complete and leads to CIPD Associate Membership.

Watson Martin is one of the few CIPD centres which has offered the full range of L&D units for many years. We only use expert tutors who specialise in Learning & Development and Organisational Performance so studying with us for this qualification is definitely the right choice.

You can start anytime and work at your own pace taking advantage of our fully flexible HR and L&D online training or enjoy face-to-face learning at our renowned facilitated workshops.

Whichever teaching method you choose, you will receive the same outstanding support from one of our CIPD advisers throughout your learning journey.


The benefits of a CIPD Associate qualification:

  • Increases job opportunities
  • Boost your earning potential
  • Enhances your credibility at work
  • Leads to CIPD Associate Membership

Boost your knowledge and start building your career as a Learning and Development specialist today with a CIPD qualification.


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Diploma Level

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Qualification: Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning & Development

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Study Support

We will support you throughout your programme, track your progress,
and then work with you every step of the way to ensure you achieve success. 
Workshops & Webinars

Workshops & Webinars

A one day online live workshop or webinar that will be led by a tutor.

The session will include input, group activities and guidance on what to study.

This will be available for every unit throughout the programme.

Workshops & Webinars

1-1 Personal Adviser

Learning Environment

Online Discussions

Support Tutorials

Assessment & Feedback

Delivery Methods

Choose your mode of study below

Accelerated learning. Our Fast Track programme has been developed to get experienced L&D professionals through their qualification as quickly as possible, without compromising on the level of quality support.

It is 100% online and you can join when you want, working at your own pace.  You determine how long it takes to complete the qualification within the time allowed, which allows complete flexibility to suit your circumstances.

Using our VLE to support you, you can access all the materials you need to complete your studies at your own pace including recorded webinars, workbooks and downloadable course materials. You will be supported by one of our expert advisers for the duration of your programme.


Interactive group learning
Duration: 12/18M

Price £3,620 + VAT

including CIPD Registration Fee


24/7 online learning
Duration: 12/18M

Price £2,910 + VAT

including CIPD Registration Fee


Accelerated learning
Duration: 9-12M

Price £3,120 + VAT

including CIPD Registration Fee


For learners with current and relevant experience
Duration: 12/18M

Tailored Workshops £3,920 + VAT
Tailored Online £3,210 + VAT

including CIPD Registration Fee


Diploma Level

LIST OF UNITS A full list of relevant units

Qualification: Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning & Development
RQF Level: 5
Total credit value:
42 credits

Rules of combination: To be awarded the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development,
learners are required to successfully complete a total of seven units.

Three Core Units


Plus Three Specialist Units


Plus One Additional Specialist Unit


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