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The partnership will allow for the delivery of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD) qualifications in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

CIPD accredited Acacia Learning courses will include public and in-house training for CIPD Level 3 Diploma in Human Resources Practice and the CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Human Resource Management, for human resource and learning and development practitioners.

The Financial Academy was established in line with Vision 2030 to provide a variety of learning and development solutions that equip banking and finance practitioners, from entry level to senior level, with the relevant knowledge and skills to improve performance and deepen capabilities.

Director General, Mana Al-Khamsan comments:

“The Academy is excited to partner with Acacia to deliver Approved CIPD qualifications. We aim to provide best-in-class professional development opportunities for the Saudi finance market and we identified Acacia for its premium content and face to face delivery, quality assurance and recognition. Together we will deliver the new CIPD training programs to the financial sector, to increase the qualifications of people professionals with the latest global practices, practical applications and through exchange of experiences.”

Rachel Cook, Acacia Managing Director commented:

“Acacia is well known for delivering the highest quality and most flexible training programmes possible. We provide students with a highly supportive learning environment, and plenty of interaction with tutors. We also create learning communities where professionals can continue to connect for years to come.”

Kevin Haslam, Acacia Tutor adds:

“I’ve been delivering CIPD approved programmes in the Middle East since 2014 and I’m a CIPD practitioner, facilitator and lecturer. We’ve teamed up with the Financial Academy to enable HR Professionals within the financial sector to contribute significantly to the strategically important vision 2030 and capability of the Saudi Arabian workforce.”

Acacia student, Eman Bajnaid, Assoc. CIPD:

“It was a great pleasure to be trained and coached by Mr Kevin in CIPD Diploma Level 3. During this opportunity Mr Kevin inspired us to develop and enhance our knowledge and experience in HR and how to turn what we gained to practice. He’s a great motivator, helpful, supportive and one of the best tutors that I ever met. Mr Kevin is delivering his HR knowledge and sharing his professional experience in an interesting, amazing and unforgettable way. Thank you for your effort and time.”

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