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Watson Martin

About us

Helping to shape the future of the people profession, one person at a time.

Watson Martin has been providing CIPD qualifications for individuals and corporate clients since 2004 and has supported thousands of candidates to successfully complete their qualifications. We are the only provider to offer all specialist units across all levels and all modes of delivery.

Candidates are supported throughout their studies by a dedicated adviser who has an unparalleled depth of HR knowledge and experience that brings the academic weight required for any learning project. The character and spirit of our team drives us to help our candidates achieve their goals and we are proud of our outstanding status and excellent pass rates.

Our approach to learning

  • Learner centred delivery encompassing all study modes to ensure as much flexibility as possible to suit study patterns and circumstances.
  • Individual support throughout the candidate journey from subject matter experts.
  • Offering qualifications and a learning experience of the highest quality.
  • Delivering great service and tailoring our approach to give candidates the best chance to succeed.
  • Enabling learners to add value to their organisation through their studies.
  • Providing wider opportunities for CPD through our Learning Bites series, guest speakers and information sessions.

What makes Watson Martin unique?

The only provider specialising in CIPD delivery - With over 100 years delivery experience and 334 years practitioner experience amongst the team.

The only provider to offer all units - Which in turn allows greater choice to suit different contexts and clients.

Shaping programmes around candidate needs - The flexibility to shape programmes to suit individual circumstances and ensure personalised support.

Curated and created content - Curated materials and in-house study guides developed by our team of experts.

One-to-one support throughout - With support and guidance from experienced HR/L&D practitioners regardless of the level and mode of study.

CIPD qualified experts - We don’t rely on associates to deliver our programmes. Our advisers are employed and the majority are either Chartered Members or Fellows of the CIPD.


"Thank you to the Watson Martin team and especially Melanie for supporting me through the CIPD Level 7. I found the course easy to navigate and lots of information was provided, including on the VLE. Melanie was very helpful, advising on structure and content of the essays and ensuring I passed the modules. I felt I could always discuss with her and get something useful out of the discussions." Laura Martin

"Joseph is a very engaging and knowledgable trainer. The course was really interactive and a small group which I liked." Emilia Paul.

Why choose us


Fully Flexible delivery options and start dates


Dedicated personal adviser throughout your programme


24/7 support via our Virtual Learning Environment


Our tutors are 100% CIPD qualified with strategic and practical HR



High pass rates and Outstanding rating for quality assurance


Flexible interest free payment plans for up to 12 months for self funders


Mixed mode approach to suit your study pace and style


Fast Track programmes available across the range


Our customer service levels are second to none


"This has been an amazing journey, I learned so much. This course really helped me to enhance and develop my professional L&D knowledge further. Watson Martin carefully advised me which qualification to choose and my tutor Dee was fantastic and supported me throughout the whole programme. I greatly appreciate flexibility, assistance and feedback - thank you!" Ula Byrdziak