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CIPD Foundation Certificate and Diploma in Learning and Development Practice

Course Type: Part Time and Evening
Institute Name: Institute of Public Administration
Fee: on request
Duration: 8 days Certificate and 2 days Diploma
Time: 09.30am - 5.00pm
Course Locations: South Dublin City
Application Deadline: Course Runs Regularly

Course Details

The CIPD Foundation Level Certificate and Diploma in Learning and Development Practice is designed for those who want specialist knowledge combined with practical skills development to underpin their contribution to Learning and Development within their organisations. Successful completion of the programme leads to Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Foundation Certificate and Diploma in Learning and Development Practice.

This programme is ideal for anyone with coaching and training responsibilities. A key feature of this programme is that it is highly practical allowing participants ample opportunity to acquire and practice new skills. 

The programme is also designed to reflect the CIPD HR Profession Map, with successful completion giving you the underpinning knowledge for the new CIPD Associate professional level of membership (Assoc CIPD).  This is a new professional grade of membership recognising the skill, knowledge and approach needed to make a significant supporting contribution, and deliver excellent results in the workplace.

Programme Content

Please note that this programme has been reviewed and revised and from 2015 will consist of 6 Units in the Certificate Programme and a further 2 Units in the Diploma Programme.

This Certificate programme covers the following areas:

Developing your Competencies as a Learning and Development Practitioner

Organisational Context of the Learning and Development and HRM Functions

Identifying Learning and Development Needs

Designing Learning and Development Activities

Delivering Learning and Development Activities

Evaluating Learning and Development Activities

The Diploma programme covers the following additional modules:

Using Technology to Facilitate Learning

Supporting Individual Learning through Coaching and Mentoring

Delivery, Duration and Location

The course is delivered by way of blended learning.  Participants will be provided with access to workbooks, action learning sets, podcasts, videos and an interactive web site and will be required to attend a minimum of eight (8) days of workshops over the period October 2017 to May 2018. for the Certificate Programme and a further two (2) days of workshops for the Diploma (October - November 2018). Participants will be assigned an individual tutor who will support the participants as they progress through the programme.  Participants will be required to have an email address and internet access.  Workshops will take place at the Institute of Public Administration in Dublin.

Assessment and Accreditation

There is no written examination for this programme.  Assessment is by means of unit assignments the majority of which are written and where skills are being assessed these will be subject to classroom / workshop verification and assessment.

The Certificate and Diploma in Learning and Development Practice is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).

Membership to CIPD

While studying for ‘Certificate in Learning and Development Practice’ participants must join as student members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). On successful completion of the CIPD Foundation Level Certificate in Learning and Development Practice participants will automatically become Associate Members of the CIPD. On attaining Associate membership status participants will be entitled to use the “Assoc CIPD” designation.

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