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CIPD L&D Qualifications

Our CIPD pass rate is 96%*

Get a globally recognised CIPD learning and development qualification 100% online and advance your career from home.

We make it easy to fit your CIPD learning and development qualification around your busy schedule. You can set your own flexible timetable, study wherever suits you from your phone, tablet or laptop, and get help when you need it with one-to-one tutor support and live online classrooms.


Learn anywhere, anytimewith 24/7 online course access


Shape learning around your lifeand study at your own pace

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Transform your career with a flexible online CIPD L&D qualification.

Whether you’re looking to move into L&D or are currently working in the profession and looking to progress, a CIPD learning and development online qualification will be a valuable asset to your future career.

  • If you’re new to L&D or are an L&D practitioner/trainer, our CIPD Level 3 Certificate will teach you how to plan, deliver and evaluate training in line with evidence-based best practices.
  • If you have some experience in L&D or L&D-related fields, our CIPD Level 5 Certificate or Diploma will allow you to build on your existing skills and move into managerial and advisory L&D roles.
  • If you have significant experience in L&D/HR or an HR degree, our CIPD Level 7 Certificate or Diploma will develop the strategic thinking you’ll need to excel in the most senior L&D roles such as L&D Director or Head of L&D.

We understand that most people aren’t in a position to leave their current employment to study full-time. That’s why we’ve designed our CIPD courses to be highly flexible. You can study at your own pace with no set deadlines and work to your own timetable.

We give you more freedom than any other CIPD provider, allowing you to get CIPD qualified on your own terms.

CIPD L&D Student Reviews

"I love the fact that I can learn at my own pace, during lunchtimes and at the weekend. The support offered has been fantastic. "

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Vanessa Deroo

"The tutors are highly experienced – some practically and others academically. The online classrooms were insightful."

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Adam Currie

"It has provided me with confidence within my L&D practice and I have also been able to network with other like-minded people."

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Jennifer Thomas


We’re one of the most recommended online CIPD centres, with a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5 from more than 4000 independent student reviews. We’re trusted by thousands of students each year across 100+ countries.

We’re also the world’s most experienced online learning provider, having been pioneers in flexible distance learning for 130 years.

Our flexible self-paced course structure, unlimited tutor support, and interest-free monthly payment plans make it easy to shape learning around your life.

That’s why every year, we help thousands of students like you get qualifications they need to succeed.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the world’s largest professional body for those involved in the management and development of people.

It has 150,000 members worldwide, and more than 25,000 professionals study CIPD HR and L&D qualifications and certifications each year. It’s the gold standard for professional quality in learning and development and human resources.

CIPD L&D qualifications are highly respected by employers, meaning they'll help you get hired, get promoted, and increase your salary – all while giving you the skills you need to shine at work.

CIPD Level 3 Foundation courses are ideal if you're new to L&D or are currently working in an operational L&D role.

They're designed for hands-on L&D practitioners and trainers and will teach you how to plan, deliver and evaluate a variety of types of training.

CIPD Level 5 Intermediate courses are a great choice if you have some L&D experience and want to move into a mid-level L&D management or advisory role. 

They're also suited to you if you’re new to L&D but have a university degree and want to begin your studies at a higher level.

CIPD Level 7 Advanced courses are for you if you have significant L&D or HR experience or an HR degree. They'll give you the high-level strategic skills you need to manage the L&D function at a senior level.

The comprehensive Level 7 Diploma in HR Development covers a variety of HR and L&D modules, while the shorter Level 7 Certificate in HR allows you to choose only the L&D modules, if you prefer.

Before you enrol with us, our expert CIPD advisors will talk through your experience, education, and ambitions to ensure you’re choosing the right course for you.

At each CIPD Level, there are three lengths of qualification to choose from.

CIPD Diplomas are the most comprehensive CIPD courses at each level and take the longest to complete. They cover all areas of L&D, giving you well-rounded generalist and specialist knowledge that will serve you well in a wide variety of roles.

CIPD Certificates consist of selected modules from the full Diploma. They're slightly shorter in length, but still cover the core subjects in detail, and are a great choice if you’re looking to gain essential L&D knowledge in less time.

A CIPD Award is an individual module from the Diploma studied as a standalone course. They give you in-depth knowledge of a narrow subject area and are ideal if you’d like to specialise in a specific area of HR or L&D such as OD&D or leadership development.

Ready to learn more or have questions about an CIPD online learning and development qualification? Contact our expert CIPD advisors by email and online chat.

You can also advance your career with our range of online CIPD Human Resources courses.

* 96% pass rate based on 18,872 assignments submitted and 18,125 passed between 1/9/17 and 31/8/18.

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