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Level 3 Diploma in Learning and Development

About this qualification

Entry Requirements
This is not set by the CIPD and would vary depending on your chosen study centres own entry criteria.
Duration
Total qualification time is the number of hours it is estimated that a candidate will take to complete a qualification from start to finish and includes guided learning hours, self study, preparation and assessment. A Diploma qualification (38 credits) is a total of 380 study hours of which 190 should be private study. On average it can take 12 months to complete, however this will depend on your chosen study centre and your mode of study.
Level
This qualification is a Level 3 (equivalent to A Level) on the UK Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). This is comparable to Level 5 in Ireland, Level 6 in Scotland and the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) Level 4.
Study modes
You can choose between Full time, Mixed mode, Part time, Blended and Block

Units/Modules
 

This is a list of all units/modules. Units/Modules avaliable to study will depend on the qualification offered by the centre.

3BEP Becoming an Effective Learning and Development Practitioner
3LDO Learning and Development and the Organisation
3LDN Identifying Learning and Development Needs
3DES Designing Learning and Development Activities
3DEL Delivering Learning and Development Activities
3ELD Evaluating Learning and Development Activities
3TFL Using Technology to Facilitate Learning
3ELE Enhancing Learner Engagement
3SCL Supporting Collective and Social Learning
3LCM Supporting Individual Learning Through Coaching and Mentoring
3ASL Assessing Learning and Development
3LDE Organising Learning and Development Events

Download our CIPD Foundation-level L&D qualification details, including unit and assessment information (PDF).

Benefits
 

Valued by employers CIPD qualifications help you to develop the business understanding and technical knowledge that employers look for.  They demonstrate that you’ve achieved a certain level of knowledge in HR and L&D.

Relevant and practical Develop your HR, L&D and business knowledge. Plus everything you learn can be applied back in the workplace with immediate effect.

Flexibility and choice You can work towards your CIPD qualification at your own pace and gain credits for your achievements along the way.

Enhance your professional credibility Most CIPD qualifications provide you with a professional level of membership (Associate member), which demonstrates your professionalism in the workplace.

Testimonials
 

Hannah Cowley Assoc CIPD, Associate member "It's meant that I can progress my career further."

Mishanka Kaul Assoc CIPD, Associate member "My CIPD qualification has come in handy so many times."

Membership
 

If studying a Diploma qualification, you will need to join as a Student member throughout the duration of your studies. On successful completion of CIPD Foundation Diploma qualification, you will gain Associate professional membership.
 

Find a centre to study

UK
 

Location

Digital qualifications

Qualification

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We offer 3 levels of qualification:
Foundation - introductory level
Intermediate - undergraduate level
Advanced - postgraduate level
You should select the level based on your level of experience and educational background.
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CIPD has 3 types of qualification: Diplomas, Certificates and Awards. The Diploma is the most extensive qualification, Certificates are medium in scope and cover essential units, Awards are the shortest in length and cover one topic.

Study Mode?
Full time - attending taught sessions during the day at least 21 hours per week.
Part time - attending one or two taught sessions per week of between three to four hours.
Blended - study in your own time, using a mixture of support materials including online with periodic face-to-face tutorials and group workshops.
Block - attending a series of taught sessions, usually delivered in blocks of three to five consecutive full days.
Mixed mode - aimed at experienced individuals and enables use of workplace evidence alongside a mixture of learning input and support to suit the needs of the candidate.

Qualification Type?
If you are studying a CIPD awarded qualification this means CIPD will award you the qualification certificate and if you are studying a CIPD approved qualification the centre (usually a university) will award you the qualification certificate.


Europe
 

Location

Digital qualifications

Qualification

?
We offer 3 levels of qualification: Foundation is an introductory level, Intermediate is at undergraduate level, and Advanced is postgraduate level. You should select the level based on your level of experience and educational background.
?
CIPD has 3 types of qualification: Diplomas, Certificates and Awards. The Diploma is the most extensive qualification, Certificates are medium in scope and cover essential units, Awards are the shortest in length and cover one topic.

Study Mode?
Full time - attending taught sessions during the day at least 21 hours per week.
Part time - attending one or two taught sessions per week of between three to four hours.
Blended - study in your own time, using a mixture of support materials including online with periodic face-to-face tutorials and group workshops.
Block - attending a series of taught sessions, usually delivered in blocks of three to five consecutive full days.
Mixed mode - aimed at experienced individuals and enables use of workplace evidence alongside a mixture of learning input and support to suit the needs of the candidate.

Qualification Type?
If you are studying a CIPD awarded qualification this means CIPD will award you the qualification certificate and if you are studying a CIPD approved qualification the centre (usually a university) will award you the qualification certificate.


World
 

Location

Digital qualifications

Qualification

?
We offer 3 levels of qualification: Foundation is an introductory level, Intermediate is at undergraduate level, and Advanced is postgraduate level. You should select the level based on your level of experience and educational background.
?
CIPD has 3 types of qualification: Diplomas, Certificates and Awards. The Diploma is the most extensive qualification, Certificates are medium in scope and cover essential units, Awards are the shortest in length and cover one topic.

Study Mode?
Full time - attending taught sessions during the day at least 21 hours per week.
Part time - attending one or two taught sessions per week of between three to four hours.
Blended - study in your own time, using a mixture of support materials including online with periodic face-to-face tutorials and group workshops.
Block - attending a series of taught sessions, usually delivered in blocks of three to five consecutive full days.
Mixed mode - aimed at experienced individuals and enables use of workplace evidence alongside a mixture of learning input and support to suit the needs of the candidate.

Qualification Type?
If you are studying a CIPD awarded qualification this means CIPD will award you the qualification certificate and if you are studying a CIPD approved qualification the centre (usually a university) will award you the qualification certificate.


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