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CIPD Foundation Diploma in Learning and Development Practice

CIPD Approved Centre LogoCIPD Foundation Diploma in Learning and Development Practice, Key Facts:

  • Successful completion leads to CIPD Associate Professional level of Membership (Assoc CIPD)
  • Diploma designed for those who have already completed the CIPD Certificate and who wish to expand their specialist Learning and Development knowledge combined with practical skills development
  • Next courses commencing October 2016 and October 2017
  • Provides specialist knowledge and skills for Training / Learning and Development Professionals and Managers
  • Blended learning approach includes attendance at three workshop units over three months, 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
  • Fee of €900 per person includes attendance at all workshops, course materials and tutor support. CIPD renewal fees are separate.

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The CIPD Foundation Diploma in Learning and Development (L&D) Practice is designed for those who have already graduated or will graduate from the CIPD Foundation Certificate in Learning and Development Practice Programme.

The Diploma Units are designed for those who want to expand their specialist Learning and Development knowledge combined with practical skills development. Successful completion of the programme leads to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Foundation Diploma in Learning and Development Practice.

A key feature of the CIPD Foundation Diploma in Learning and Development Practice 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 Objectives and Content

The overall objective of these diploma programme units is to help participants broaden their knowledge and skills in the area of Learning and Development practice with particular focus on:
Unit 7: Using Technology to facilitate Learning
Unit 8: Supporting Individual learning through Coaching and Mentoring

(NB. Units 1-6 are completed during the Certificate Programme)

Delivery, Duration and Location

The programme is delivered across three units by 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 2 days of workshops over the period October and November. 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 but can also be delivered in-house or on a regional basis where demand warrants this.

Workshop Dates

2016 Programme

Unit 7: 13 October 2016

Unit 8: 24 November 2016

2017 Programme

Unit 7: 12 October 2017

Unit 8: 23 November 2017

(NB. Units 1-6 are completed during the Certificate Programme)

Assessment and Accreditation

The Diploma in Learning and Development Practice is accredited by the CIPD. 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 workshop verification and assessment.

Fee

The fee per participant will be €900 (2017). Where 3 or more participants from the same organisation enrol on the programme a 10% discount will apply. The fee includes attendance at workshops, all IPA course materials, tutor support and refreshments. Individual CIPD membership fees are separate from the programme fee.

Bookings / Enquiries

Central Bookings Office
Institute of Public Administration, 57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin 4
Tel: (01) 240 3666 | Fax: (01) 668 9135 | Email: training@ipa.ie

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57-61 Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 | Tel: +353 1 240 3600 | Fax: +353 1 668 9135 | Registration no: 21087