The top courses to help you get hired December 2021

Looking to give yourself the gift of learning?

We can help with that. Whether you want to pursue a career in HR, or become an expert digital marketer, there’s no limit to what you can study this December. 

To help inspire you, here are the top courses on this month: 



Looking to get HR certified this December? There’s no better place to start than CIPD, the leading professional body for HR and people development. It’s also a career partner to over 150,000 members worldwide, and a key benchmark for success in the field of HR. 

This CIPD Level 3 Certificate in People Practice from Avado covers the fundamentals of HR, including business, culture, and change in context, principles of analytics, essentials of people practice – and more – making it the perfect first step into HR. 

Or, if you already have some experience in HR, studying this CIPD Level 5 Diploma in People Management from Avado is a great way to progress in your career. The course provides an all-round knowledge in HR management, with a deep dive into leadership, management and employee engagement.

Perfect for: People who want to put the human in resources. 

What do I need? The CIPD Level 3 Certificate in People Management is suitable for beginners, and doesn’t require any formal qualifications. To study the CIPD Level 5 Diploma in People Management, you’ll need to have a foundation qualification, and have some previous experience in HR. 

How long will it last? The CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate will last 9 months, whilst the CIPD Level 5 Diploma in People Management can be completed in 11 months. Both are studied online and at your own pace. 

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Learning & development 

If you work in L&D, your career won’t be the only one that benefits. You’ll also be helping others progress. One word: rewarding.

Looking to learn, whilst helping others learn? This CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development from Avado will help to formalise your existing L&D experience, skills and knowledge. 

It comprises three core units and four specialist units, which allow you to learn about professional behaviour, social learning, valuing people, and more. This course will also get you up to speed in digital learning, ready to transform your organisation.

Perfect for: People who want to help others meet their career goals. 

What do I need? You’ll need to be CIPD qualified at Level 3 before taking this course. HR or L&D experience, alongside an interest in developing to management level, is also essential. 

How long will it last? 10 months, studied online and at your own pace. 

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Digital marketing 

If you want to break into the digital marketing world (or if you’re looking to progress in the field), now’s your chance to develop your skills and stand out from the crowd with an industry-recognised certification. 

Developed with tech giant, Google, and powered by the UK’s largest distance learning provider, Avado – this Digital Marketing Squared Online course will give you the tools you need to think strategically and drive change in your organisation. 

The course is made up of 5 modules which are taught over the course of 5 months; entirely online. These include embracing change, customer-centricity, digital channels & technologies, data, analytics & single customer view, and creating change. 

It’s award winning. It’s industry-leading. And it’s recognised by employers. 

Still not convinced? Just ask one of the 96% of Squared Online grads who are now more confident discussing digital strategy, or one of the 2 in 3 who have progressed in their career thanks to this qualification. 

Perfect for: People who want to learn how to market anything

What do I need? To join Squared Online, you’ll need at least one of the following: a first or second-class degree, 3+ years’ work experience (ideally in marketing), or a Level 4 marketing qualification (such as CIM).  

How long will it last? 5 months. 

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