CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development
RQF Level: 5
Total credit value: 42 credits
What to expect from this course
If you want to enhance your career prospects and improve your L&D skills, there's no better place to start than with the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development.
This qualification has seven units in total. The first three are core units based on the CIPD Profession Map, the next three will help you develop specialist L&D knowledge and the final one is an optional unit which you can select from a variety of topics. This diploma can take as little as nine months to complete and leads to CIPD Associate Membership.
We are one of the few CIPD centres that offer the full range of L&D units and you’ll be taught by experts with years of experience in Learning & Development.
You can start any time and work at your own pace by taking advantage of our fully flexible HR and L&D online training or enjoy live virtual learning sessions at our renowned facilitated workshops.
Delivery and pricing
There are several modes of study to choose from catering for the many different types of learner.
Our Fast Track programme has been developed to get experienced L&D professionals through their qualification as quickly as possible, without compromising on the levels of quality and support. It’s 100% online and you can join when you want while working at your own pace. You determine how long it takes to complete the qualification within the time allowed, giving you complete flexibility to suit your circumstances.
With our VLE, you can access all the materials you need to complete your studies including recorded webinars, workbooks and downloadable course materials. You’ll also be supported by one of our expert advisers for the duration of your programme.
Duration: 12 months
Price: £3,550 inc VAT
If you prefer to participate in planned interactive sessions and have exposure to other learners and their organisations’ practices, then our interactive group learning workshops are for you.
Our workshop programmes provide an ideal learning environment where our expert trainers present and facilitate practical activities, encourage collaborative learning, and offer opportunities for networking.
We offer face to face and online workshops so you can choose the method that suits you best. You’ll also get full access to our VLE, workbooks and downloadable materials alongside support from your personal adviser.
Duration: 12/18 months
Price: £4,140 inc VAT
Price (inc. Tailored): £4,500 inc. VAT
With 24/7 online learning, you can learn at your own pace – from home, at the office or even while commuting. You’ll get access to learning materials and recorded content on the VLE which you can use from any device, 24/7. You will also be supported by a personal adviser.
Duration: 12/18 months
Price: £3,300 inc. VAT
Price (inc. Tailored): £3,660 inc. VAT
This tailored programme combines your relevant workplace experience with tailored learning and assessment content. We’re one of the few centres approved to offer this option and it’s only available to experienced professionals.
To be considered for a tailored programme, you need to demonstrate you have sufficient and recent workplace experience to cover at least 50% of what is taught in the syllabus. If you’re not sure if you’re eligible, book a free, no-obligation call before signing up.
Duration: 12/18 months
Price: £3,660 inc. VAT
Price (inc. Workshops): £4500 inc. VAT
Not everyone is ready to commit to studying for a full CIPD Qualification. Life has a habit of getting in the way, causing our best laid plans to go by the wayside. If this sounds familiar, you might be interested in getting CIPD qualified unit by unit.
With our CIPD PAYG Programme, you can choose what you want to do, when to do it and how to get qualified on your own terms.
Our flexible learning methods have allowed us to offer a programme which puts you in control and allow you to get the essential skills and knowledge you need to boost your HR or L&D career quickly.
Prices from: £690 inc. VAT
The CIPD Trust bursary fund provides financial help where it’s most needed for people who want to develop their career in HR or L&D.
The bursary fund is available if you need full or part financial support to enrol on a CIPD programme with Reed Learning.
The fund, which will pay for the cost of the course and/or CIPD student membership for the first year, can be applied for via a Reed Learning adviser who will help you complete your application and connect with the CIPD Trust.
As well as the cost of your study, the CIPD Trust offers mentoring, coaching and other guidance to help you become qualified. Check out the website for further details.
What does your pathway to being CIPD qualified look like?
Your learning journey for this CIPD level 5 course will typically last 18 months.
You’ll start by completing the induction for your programme so you can get to grips with what’s to come. This will involve:
Accessing the learner community and online resources
Receiving your handbook
Being introduced to your personal adviser
Exploring your unit workbooks
Accessing study skills webinars
You’ll be able to study at your own pace, anywhere anytime, with our Virtual Learning Environment. Generally, learners spread the seven units over 18 months spending two or three months on each unit.
Over the course of this time, you’ll attend live online workshops and webinars, have one-to-one catch ups with your adviser, join online discussions and regularly receive course materials in the form of articles, activities and videos.
Support every step of the way
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.
Your personal adviser will work with you to agree a plan for your programme. This includes discussing the assessment task and developing a study plan for the unit. Your personal adviser will work with you throughout the programme.
Work through the learning resources on our virtual learning environment. Access webinar recordings, workbooks and activities, as well as articles, videos and links to further reading. Anytime, anywhere on any device – 24/7 access will be available throughout your programme.
Participate in our online discussions and learn with and from other participants as well as from our experts. Use this opportunity to share what you have learnt and reinforce your learning. This will be available for every unit throughout the programme.
The Reed Learning Training Support team are on hand to help with everyday questions around workshops, the VLE and CIPD Membership. You can call the support team at any time to ask for admin help whilst on programme. Your personal adviser will also support you with 1:1s to guide you through your programme. Support tutorials may be arranged by the tutor team when there are areas they feel would benefit from extra attention too. The VLE has a study skills area and course information pages with useful information, reading lists and handbooks.
You will complete written assignments for every unit of your programme. We will provide you with lots of support and guidance to complete each unit. Your adviser will provide you with thorough feedback on each assignment submitted and advise where amendments may be needed so that you can successfully complete each unit.
Access our new study skills webinars including topics such as Critical Analysis and Writing and How to Study Effectively. Designed to enhance your existing skills and discover new ones. Available 24/7 and can be watched at anytime on any device.
How to apply
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision about studying for your qualification. If you are still unsure which course of level of study is right for you, a personal consultation with one of our specialist advisers will help determine both the right level of qualification, and the right delivery method to suit your learning style and circumstances.
List of units
Three core units
Plus three specialist units
Plus one additional specialist unit
Why choose us for this qualification?
We’re Learning and Development experts and will guide you through the process of getting CIPD qualified. When you learn with us you’ll get access to:
CIPD qualified tutors with strategic and practical HR & L&D experience
The full range of CIPD modules with a mixed mode approach
24/7 support via our Virtual Learning Environment
A dedicated personal adviser to support you throughout your programme
A range of learning options and start dates
A flexible interest-free payment plan for all certificates and diplomas (up to 12 months)
Downloadable courses materials and supporting resources
19 Sep 2023
Great course and adviser was very helpful in helping me manage my units. She was also very encouraging on the days I felt like I was overwhelmed.
19 Sep 2023
I found REED and especially my tutor Debbie, really fantastic, helpful, knowledgeable and always willing to help and assist where they could.
19 Sep 2023
Really useful session, Sue explained everything in a manner that was easy to follow and understand. I was apprehensive about this module but I feel much better about it now. Thanks Sue!
19 Sep 2023
Good talk through of the module and evidence required
7 Sep 2023
Could not fault Joseph, he was amazing!
29 Aug 2023
Fantastic workshop, great pace and understanding plus very welcoming of people’s viewpoints.
Discover the right CIPD qualification for you
We take the time to understand your career goals, aspirations and learning style and match you with a qualification that suits your needs. Arrange a free consultation with a learning adviser and let’s start this journey together.
It is still a common occurrence among all sorts of small companies operating in different sectors to have no dedicated HR manager. It’s even more common for such companies to share out the HR function to a range of people within the organisation with no one having overall responsibility.
“I am living proof that you don’t need a degree to get the advanced diploma, but you do need dedication and to take your work seriously. Getting the qualification helped me to be more strategic, to evaluate evidence and to understand the reasons why I was doing things in a certain way. It gave me extra confidence and the belief that what I was doing was correct.” Steve Way, Head of Human Resources at Aquaterra Energy