CIPD Intermediate Certificate in Learning and Development
The Learning and Development spectrum is changing due to major advances in our understanding of how people learn, new technologies, business strategies and the emergence of new roles for L&D professionals. These new qualifications have been designed to respond to these evolving demands. They allow you to choose from a diverse range of subjects to tailor your role.
The CIPD Intermediate Diploma in Learning and Development is ideal if you would like recognition by gaining a CIPD qualification and one or more of the following applies to you:
- working in the field of L&D and wishing to develop your understanding of the role of L&D in the wider, organisational and environmental context
- wanting to develop the knowledge and skills required to manage and co-ordinate the L&D function in contemporary organisations
- responsible for L&D activities and decisions within an organisation
- wishing to develop the knowledge and skills required to manage and co-ordinate the L&D function
- contracted as an employee or an independent consultant within L&D
- interested in CPD to enhance and maintain your professional practice and membership.
The qualification is on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
Who is it for?
This qualification is suitable for you if you wish to develop your understanding of the role of L&D in the wider, organisational and environmental context. You might be responsible for co-ordinating and managing the L&D function or responsible for L&D activities and decisions within an organisation.
Alternatively you may be contracted as an employee or an independent consultant within L&D. You may wish to complete this qualification for your own professional development.
We specialise in flexible learning solutions tailored to your needs. The combination of elements can include workbooks, assignments, self-study, guided learning and evidence collation. You can select from three main delivery options:
- Workshops (active learning) – for candidates who prefer to participate in planned interactive sessions, have exposure to other learners and different organisational practices. They provide an ideal learning environment to facilitate practical activities, group discussion and networking opportunities. Workshops are scheduled on a regular basis.
- Bespoke – for candidates who prefer to have a personalised programme, combining 1-to-1 meetings, directed learning and developmental exercises with minimal time away from work.
- Distance learning – for candidates who prefer to work mainly by themselves with supported learning materials, and using our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where available, allowing individuals to work at their own pace with maximum flexibility.
The Intermediate Certificate in Learning and Development consists of 30 credits. All 3 core units (18 credits) must be completed for and remaining credits (12) are made up from the optional units below.
- Developing professional practice in L&D 5LDP (6 credits)
Helps you understand the knowledge, skills and behaviours required of an L&D professional.
- Understanding the context of L&D 5CLD (6 credits)
Enables you to appreciate the key factors that influence the achievement of L&D objectives in varying organisations.
- Using information, metrics and developing business cases for L&D 5DBC (6 credits)
Equips you with the skills to conduct research in an area of L&D
- Designing and developing digital and blended learning solutions 5DBS (6 credits)
How digital technologies are shaping blended learning solutions.
- Enhancing participant engagement in the learning process 5PEL (6 credits)
How you can use motivation and psychology to enhance engagement.
- Using facilitating skills 5UFS (6 credits)
The nature of facilitation models and the principles of using these techniques in a business context.
- Implementing coaching and mentoring 5ICM (6 credits)
How coaching and mentoring can support a range of organisational initiatives.
- Developing and using consultancy skills 5CNS (6 credits)
The common stages in the consultation process in an L&D context.
- Managing the L&D business function 5LBF (6 credits)
The evolving nature, purpose and business improvement activities of the L&D function.
- Managing L&D suppliers 5LDS (6 credits)
The skills to handle a procurement process within the context of L&D.
- Facilitating collective and social learning 5CSL (6 credits)
How technology has transformed the nature and shape of learning.
- Understanding organisational development 5UOD (6 credits)
A range of models of organisational development and their practical application in an L&D context.
- Understanding the role of L&D in talent development 5LTD (6 credits)
The role of the L&D function in attracting, developing and retaining talent.
- Developing leadership & management skills 5LMS (6 credits)
Different approaches to creating successful leadership and management programmes.
- Developing and delivering L&D solutions for international markets 5LDI (6 credits)
The concept of L&D in cross-cultural settings.
- Evaluating L&D in a knowledge economy 5ELD (6 credits)
The meaning, purpose, tools and techniques of evaluation within an L&D context.