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CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Organisational L&D

CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Organisational L&D

The CIPD L5 Diploma in L&D is the most comprehensive course available for L&D professionals, ideal for you if you want to formalise your existing experience, skills & knowledge. 


The CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development is the most comprehensive course available for L&D professionals, ideal for you if you want to formalise your existing experience, skills and knowledge. You’ll study the core knowledge and behaviours any People Professional needs and extend these through specific units to further specialise in your field. This Diploma, as with all of CIPD’s updated qualifications, is based on the CIPD Profession Map, launched in November 2018. It defines the knowledge, behaviours and inherent values underpinning today’s people profession.

Course Information

We are one of the CIPD’s approved providers of online learning. With our expertise in HR and L&D, we’re equipped to help you achieve your qualification.

  • Award-winning learning - A course should be more than a textbook – learn from videos, infographics, interactive quizzes, and more all developed with and delivered by subject-matter experts. 
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  • Study anytime, anywhere - Fit studying into your busy day with bite-sized activities built for mobile. And structured milestones to help you learn at your own pace while remaining on track. 

This course is aimed at those with some HR experience looking to develop to management level.

You can be confident you’re getting the best training possible in our People Academy. Avado's People Academy combines our knowledge of learning design and delivery with our CIPD expertise. By gaining a CIPD qualification with us, you will have exclusive access to the latest thinking from subject matter experts, delivered entirely online through our award-winning online campus.

Three core units
Unit 1: Organisational performance and culture in practice.
Unit 2: Evidence-based practice.
Unit 3: Professional behaviours and valuing people.
Three specialist units
Unit 1: Supporting self-directed and social learning.
Unit 2: Learning and development design to create value.
Unit 3: Facilitate personalised and performance focused learning.
One of two additional specialist units
Unit 1: Specialist employment law.
Unit 2: Advances in digital learning and development.
Your qualification is achieved by continuous assessment. At the end of each unit you will have an assessment to complete. Your assignment is graded by your tutor and you receive personalised feedback. There are different types of assessment tailored to the content of the unit.

This is a course for experienced HR professionals, so you will need previous formal qualifications to get started. An existing Foundation qualification (or equivalent) is essential; alternatively, relevant work experience can be considered. 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 6.5 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. To receive the Diploma qualification, you need to be registered with the CIPD.

The skills you’ll learn on this course will get you ready to take on senior L&D roles. You’ll also be eligible for Associate Membership of the CIPD. L&D Manager (£47,500* ), Head of L&D (£57,500* } Once you have your Level 5 Diploma qualification you can progress further with the CIPD Level 7 qualification.

You have plenty of options when it comes to paying for your course. You can pay in full or spread the cost for free with interest-free finance plans of up to 18 months. If you want your plan to be longer that’s no problem: we have plans of up to 48 months with a competitive APR. Company funding option also avaialble. *  T&Cs:

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