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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.

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.

How to apply

Complete this booking form so that we can begin your enrolment.

We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision about studying for your CIPD Level 5 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.

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Why choose Reed Learning 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


Lauren B


10 May 2024

CIPD qualifications

Trickier as this was the first one on the new course, but the actual course content was so much better and streamlined.

Leigh-anne B


10 May 2024

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It was a little disorienting not having latest candidate guidance

Anne-Marie D


10 May 2024

CIPD qualifications

Came in very nervous and now feeling like I can do my first assignment!

Ellie M


10 May 2024

CIPD qualifications

Fiona was very lovely and knowledgeable on the subject

Charlotte D


10 May 2024

CIPD qualifications

Really nice to be sharing things with other professionals and learning from each other.

Daniel W


10 May 2024

CIPD qualifications

The trainer was very well informed. Answered everyone's questions and the groups we split off into were very helpful. The workshops will definitely help me with my assignments if they can continue like this. This is my first workshop

Keely K


10 May 2024

CIPD qualifications

Fiona is brilliant - made the lesson super enjoyable and engaging. Came away feeling really confident - thank you!

Kathryn J


10 May 2024

CIPD qualifications

Excellent, thanks Fiona

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