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CIPD Associate Diploma in L&D Level 5

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11 months · Part-time
CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development
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  • CIPD Level 5 Certificate - Free
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Looking to boost your career in Learning and Development? If you want to build on your experience as a People professional, this is the perfect course for you to upskill online as part of a group and help increase your employability in the profession!

You’ll learn from our subject matter expert tutors and original online content that you won’t find with any other provider. You’ll be equipped with all the skills, knowledge, and connections you need to supercharge your career in Learning and Development.


CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development

Regulated by Ofqual


CIPD Level 5 Certificate

Hard copy certificate - Included

Certificate will be sent to you upon successful completion of the course.


Progress into a management role with this online course. The Associate Diploma develops an all-around knowledge in Learning and Development with skills and techniques you can translate across your organisation.

What will I learn?

Here are the units you’ll cover:

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

What do our students say?

"I'm finding the course content very relevant to what a Learning and Development professional has to know, not only for managing L&D in today's environment but also to prepare for the future, looking at capabilities and skills that will be required to be fit for business." Sophie, a former Level 5 student

The course allowed me to gain a better understanding of how my skills in learning technologies can have a positive impact on our strategies as a business and as a Learning and Development team. The course has really helped me be more confident when talking to our leaders about change.” Ewan, a former Level 5 student

Who is this course for?

This course is aimed at those with some HR experience looking to specialise in the Learning and Development field and progress to managerial roles.


The intermediate course is ideal if you're aspiring to, or are taking the next steps in your career in learning and development

  • Ideally an existing Foundation qualification (or equivalent) is desirable; alternatively, relevant work experience can be considered
  • You must be over the age of 18
  • You must have a solid grasp of the English language (level 2 or above, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent if English is not your first language)
  • To receive certification of the Diploma, you must ensure you have CIPD membership throughout your study

Career path

The skills you’ll learn on this course will get you ready to take on senior Learning and Development roles and earn the following potential salaries:

  • L&D Manager - £37,500
  • L&D Specialist - £42,500

You’ll also be eligible for Associate Membership of the CIPD.

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body's logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.