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The CIPD Foundation 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 the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Foundation Certificate 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.

 

CIPD Foundation Certificate and Diploma In Learning & Development Practice

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

The CIPD Foundation Certificate and Diploma in Learning and Development course is delivered by way of blended learning which includes attendance at weekday workshops at the IPA in Dublin.  Participants will be provided with access to workbooks, podcasts, videos and and resources through an online Learning Management System (Moodle).  They 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. 

Workshop dates are:

Certificate
Unit 1: 18-19 October 2017
Unit 2: 28 November 2017
Unit 3: 11 January 2018
Unit 4: 14-15 February 2018
Unit 5: 21-22 March 2018
Unit 6: 3 May 2018

Diploma (2018)
Unit D1: 11 October 2018
Unit D2: 16 November 2018

*Dates may be subject to change.

Commences

18-19 October 2017

Application Deadline

September 2017 Early booking is recommended as places are limited.

Key Facts

  • Successful completion leads to CIPD Associate Professional level of Membership (Assoc CIPD)
  • Next course commencing October 2017
  • Provides specialist L&D knowledge combined with practical skills to underpin your contribution to Learning and Development within your organisaton
  • Blended learning approach includes attendance at eight workshop units, practical skills development, action learning sets and assignments (no examinations)
  • Individual tutor assigned to each student to support them as they progress through the programme

Duration

11 Days over 13 Months

Accreditation

Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD)

Fees & Enrolment

Fees: The fee per participant will be €2,650 (2017-2018) for the Certificate Programme.  The fee includes CIPD Student Membership Fees (up to renewal date in July 2018), attendance at workshops, all IPA course materials, tutor support and refreshments.

Where 3 or more participants from the same organisation enrol on the programme a 10% discount will apply.

An additional €950 is payable for the Diploma Units (2018). CIPD Membership Fee is separate to programme fee for Diploma.

Booking: Bookings must be received in writing using the downloadable booking form below. Please do not use the online booking facility for this CIPD course. Please complete all information requested.

All bookings will be confirmed via email. Please send completed booking forms to:

Central Bookings Office
Institute of Public Administration
57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin D04 TC62
Tel: (01) 240 3666 | Fax: (01) 668 9135
Email: training@ipa.ie

Cancellation Policy: Please note, that in the event of a cancellation less than 48 working hours before the commencement of a course, a 15% cancellation fee will be charged.  Cancellation fee will also apply to non-arrivals on the first day of the course.

Progression

Students who successfully complete the Certificate programme can progress to the CIPD Foundation Diploma in Learning and Development Practice which consists of two follow on units. The details of the Diploma are also outlined on this page.

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The Programme

The CIPD Foundation 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 the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Foundation Certificate 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.

 

Who is this for?

This Certificate (and Diploma) are ideally suited to:

  • Staff who have recently moved into the field of Learning and Development - Training Officers / Advisors
  • Line Managers and Supervisors to whom Learning and Development responsibility has been devolved
  • Staff eager to update their Learning and Development knowledge and skills
  • Those wishing to pursue a career in Learning and Development
  • Those wishing to pursue CIPD Membership.
Learning Outcomes

The overall objective of this foundation certificate programme is to help participants develop as effective Learning and Development practitioners and utilise the key skills required in this specialist area.  At the end of the programme participants will have:

  • A greater awareness of the organisational context of Learning and Development
  • An understanding of the key issues that impact on Learning and Development
  • Practiced and developed, under expert guidance, a range of skills relevant to Learning and Development
  • Increased their knowledge of the legal, economic, environmental, social, technological and labour related developments that impact on the Learning and Development field.
Course 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
Assessment

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.

Other Information

Membership of CIPD:

While studying for ‘Certificate in Learning and Development Practice’ participants must join as student members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel & 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.

Course Leader

The Programme Director is Edwin Maguire, Senior HRM Specialist.  Should you have any questions regarding the Course Content and Suitability, please contact Edwin on 
01 240 3678emaguire@ipa.ie.

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