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CIPD Level 3 CertificateLearning & Development

Our CIPD pass rate is 96%*

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£64/month interest-free

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Average completion time7 - 9 months

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Support period12 months

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Additional feesCIPD Student Membership fee

  • Gain globally respected L&D accreditation with the UK’s most recommended CIPD Centre †
  • A shorter course that's ideal if you have no or minimal L&D experience
  • Leads to L&D Assistant and L&D Coordinator roles
  • Become a CIPD Associate Member and use Assoc. CIPD after your name
  • 9.6/10 Trustpilot rating from 3000+ independent student reviews

Why is this course right for you?

CIPD qualifications are the global gold standard in Learning & Development, helping you get promoted, increase your salary, and secure your dream L&D job.

We’ve been a leading CIPD centre for 30 years and are trusted by prestigious organisations including AmazonVirgin and Vodafone.

With us, you can achieve the same CIPD Level 3 Certificate you’d get in a classroom, with all the benefits of online learning:

  • Shape your learning around your work and family life
  • Study from anywhere, on your commute, lunch break, evenings and weekends
  • Unlimited support from world-class L&D experts by phone or online
  • Live interactive online classrooms let you learn from Chartered CIPD tutors face-to-face

Entry requirements

You don’t need any prior experience or qualifications to enrol on this Foundation L&D Certificate. It’s ideal if you’re just beginning your L&D career.

If English is your second language, we recommend you have IELTS 6.5/ESOL Level 2 or equivalent, but we’re happy to review your case on an individual basis.

Course content

The course and assignments are fully online. You'll study 6 units:

  • Becoming an Effective L&D Practitioner 
  • L&D and the Organisation
  • Identifying L&D Needs 
  • Designing L&D Activities
  • Delivering L&D Activities 
  • Evaluating L&D Activities 

Please note that where the course discusses legislation and policy, this will be based on UK law.

For full details of what you’ll learn on each unit, download our CIPD course guide.

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Mala Punn, Learning & Development Facilitator, NHS‘I thoroughly enjoyed this course. I chose ICS Learn because they offered flexibility, and the tutors were very helpful and got back to me quickly when I had a query. I highly recommend this CIPD qualification to anyone.’
- Mala Punn, Learning & Development Facilitator, NHS

Umar Shahid‘I recommend ICS Learn because they care for students and treat you with respect. The level of support I got from my tutors was amazing. I will definitely come back for higher-level studies, and I will guide my friends and family to use ICS Learn.’
- Umar Shahid

Nikhila Lanka, HR Talent Onboarding, Dubai‘Though I am a novice to online learning, the website is easy to navigate and the online classrooms and student communities make it an effective and efficient way of learning. I am looking forward to becoming Nikhila, Assoc. CIPD!’
- Nikhila Lanka, HR Talent Onboarding, Dubai

  • All our tutors are CIPD Chartered Fellows, Members or Academic Associates
  • Contact your expert CIPD tutor anytime – just send a message or arrange a call
  • Ask questions in real time in our live tutor-led online CIPD classrooms
  • Watch and re-watch recorded CIPD classrooms anytime

FAQs

Yes! We’ve been an approved CIPD centre for 30 years, and pioneers in flexible learning for 130 years.

We're trusted by thousands of CIPD students in 90+ countries, with a Trustpilot rating of 9.6/10 from more than 3000 independent student reviews.

We’re more highly recommended by students than any other UK-based CIPD provider. †

And our CIPD pass rate is 96% from thousands of students each year. *

As a rough guide, Level 3 is for those with no or minimal L&D experience. It’s perfect if you’re looking for your first L&D role.

Level 5 is for those with some L&D experience who are looking for a mid-level L&D role. It’s also suitable if you’re new to L&D but have a degree and want to begin your learning at a higher level.

Level 7 is for those with significant HR/L&D experience or an HR degree who are ready to take on postgraduate-level study. It’ll prepare you for strategic senior roles.

However, we know everyone’s situation is different. Our expert CIPD advisors will talk through your experience, education and ambitions to ensure you’re choosing the right course.

Diploma and Certificate indicate the length and scope of your CIPD qualification. There's an L&D Diploma and Certificate at each CIPD Level.

CIPD Diplomas are the most comprehensive and desirable CIPD qualifications, covering everything you need to know to excel in your career. Most students choose the Diploma.

CIPD Certificates are shorter qualifications, covering only essential units from the Diploma.

Right away! When you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started within an hour.

There are no set start dates or schedules – everything is shaped around you.

  • Unlimited 1:1 tutor support online or by phone
  • Live online classrooms, recorded to watch back anytime
  • Interactive online learning designed by CIPD experts
  • 24/7 access to the Student Community, your all-in-one learning platform
  • Student forums to connect and share advice with other CIPD students

There are no exams or workshops on this course. You’ll submit your assignments for each module online. They’ll be marked by your tutor and verified by CIPD.

Your assignments will include reports, self-assessments, CPD records, lecture notes, session plans, reflective accounts, and filming yourself delivering an L&D activity.

Written assignments will each be between 1000 and 3000 words.

Get in touch with our CIPD Advisors by email or by calling +44 141 404 6595.

They’ll talk through your experience, education and ambitions to make sure you’re choosing the right course, then get you enrolled with an interest-free payment plan.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please tell your Course Advisor before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

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

† ICS Learn has the highest Net Promoter Score (NPS) from students against its competitors. Source: Parthenon-EY HR Employer and Learner Survey 2017.

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