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The CIPD Foundation Diploma in Learning and Development 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.

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 IPA is now offering participants on its current Foundation Certificate programme in Learning & Development an opportunity to book their place on the Diploma Units commencing in October 2021. These two additional Units in Learning & Development are only available to those who have already graduated from the CIPD approved Foundation Certificate programme or will graduate from the IPA CIPD Foundation Level Certificate in Learning & Development Programme in 2021.

The Diploma Units will expand participants’ specialist Learning & Development knowledge combined with practical skills development.  Successful completion of these units leads to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Foundation Level Diploma in Learning & Development. 

 

CIPD Foundation Diploma In Learning & Development

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Key Facts

Delivery Method

The CIPD Foundation Diploma In Learning & Development programme is delivered across two units by blended learning. In addition, participants will have access to workbooks, learning sets, podcasts, videos and an interactive website and will be required to attend a minimum of 2 days of workshops over the period October to November 2021.  

The Unit D1 Workshop will be delivered in person with an option for overseas students to connect virtually while the Unit D2 Workshop will be delivered Online using MS Teams / Zoom. 

In addition to attending the workshops, those enrolled on this programme will participate in Learning Set meetings on dates, at venues and times as agreed by Learning Set members.

The Units available to graduates of the CIPD Foundation Level Certificate in Learning & Development are:

  • UNIT D1 – Supporting Individual Learning through Coaching and Mentoring: 14 October 2021
  • UNIT D2 – Using Technology to Facilitate Learning: 18 November 2021

Commences

14 October 2021

Application Deadline

July 2021 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 2021
  • 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 nine online 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

Entry Requirements

CIPD Diploma in Learning and Development

Students must have completed the 6 Units of the Certificate programme in order to progress the to Diploma programme.

Duration

2 Days over Two Months

Accreditation

Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD)

Fees & Enrolment

Fees: The fee per participant for the Diploma is €1,000.

The fee includes attendance at workshops, all IPA course materials, and tutor support.  CIPD Membership Fee is separate to programme fee for Diploma.

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

Booking: Bookings must be received in writing using the downloadable booking form below or here (PDF) for the Diploma 2021. Please do not use the online booking facility for the CIPD courses. Please complete all information requested on the booking form.

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

Rebecca Cooney
Institute of Public Administration
57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin D04 TC62
Tel: (01) 240 3600 | Fax: (01) 668 9135
Email: CIPD@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.

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The Programme

The CIPD Foundation Diploma in Learning and Development 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.

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 IPA is now offering participants on its current Foundation Certificate programme in Learning & Development an opportunity to book their place on the Diploma Units commencing in October 2021. These two additional Units in Learning & Development are only available to those who have already graduated from the CIPD approved Foundation Certificate programme or will graduate from the IPA CIPD Foundation Level Certificate in Learning & Development Programme in 2021.

The Diploma Units will expand participants’ specialist Learning & Development knowledge combined with practical skills development.  Successful completion of these units leads to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Foundation Level Diploma in Learning & Development. 

 

Who is this for?

This programme is 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 CIPD Foundation Diploma in L&D consists of Two Units.  The purpose, aim and learning outcomes for each unit are outlined below:

UNIT D 1 – SUPPORTING INDIVIDUAL LEARNING THROUGH COACHING AND MENTORING

Purpose and Aim of Unit

Research informs us that formal learning events are only part of an effective L&D strategy.  Of equal importance are more informal learning opportunities, in the workplace, often supported through a coaching or mentoring relationship. This unit enables L&D professionals to develop the knowledge and skills required to be able to provide basic coaching and mentoring support themselves, as well as being able to support line-managers in coaching and mentoring team members. The unit begins with an introduction to the nature, purpose and practice of both coaching and mentoring, including the potential benefits to be gained by both parties.  It continues with a practical exploration of some models and techniques and requires learners to demonstrate these within a coaching or mentoring conversation.   Finally, learners will consider how, and the extent to which, coaching and mentoring activity should be recorded and effective formats for doing this.

On completion of this unit, learners will be able to:

  1. Understand the nature, purpose and practice of coaching.
  2. Understand the nature, purpose and practice of mentoring.
  3. Be able to use coaching and mentoring models and techniques to support individual learning.
  4. Know how to record coaching and mentoring activity.

UNIT D2 – USING TECHNOLOGY TO FACILITATE LEARNING

Purpose and Aim of Unit

Whether used alone or as part of a blended solution, technology is now a component of most learning and development (L&D) programmes, and the ability to use technology effectively has become a key skill set for trainers. This unit aims to develop learners’ awareness, expertise and confidence in this area so that they can respond appropriately to different requirements and provide a wide range of L&D activities.  The unit begins with an exploration of some key ways technology is used for facilitating learning, and the potential advantages and disadvantages of each.  The unit then focusses on the delivery of live online learning sessions, requiring learners to investigate the technology and processes which enable these and the specific trainer activities and skills involved. Finally, the unit looks at different types of digital learning content and the factors that make it effective.  Having evaluated different examples, learners are required to create their own digital content, ensuring that it is both engaging and likely to achieve its learning objectives.

On completion of this unit, learners will be able to:

  1. Understand different ways of using technology to facilitate learning.
  2. Know how to deliver a live online learning session.
  3. Understand and be able to create digital learning content.
Assessment

The Foundation Diploma in Learning & Development is accredited by the CIPD. Assessment is by means of unit assignments the majority of which are written and where skills are being assessed these will be subject to workshop verification and assessment.

Other Information

Membership of CIPD:

Individual CIPD Student Membership Renewal Fees are separate from the programme fee for the Diploma.  If people enrolled for the CIPD Diploma in L&D units wish to receive their CIPD Diploma Certificate they must be in active membership at the time of completing their study.  The CIPD will be informed of the names of those enrolled for the Diploma Units in mid-July 2021.

Course Leader

The Programme Director is Edwin Maguire, Senior HRM Training and Consultant 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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