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CIPD Approved Human Resource Training Courses

Our CIPD Human Resources Qualifications

As a leading approved provider of CIPD HR courses, we are proud to successfully support thousands of people professionals to develop their career every year.

Our overall CIPD pass rate is 99%!

CIPD Level 3 Foundation

Certificate in People Practice

Introductory – A Level Equivalent

A practical entry-level qualification in People Management, perfect if you are:

  • New or looking to move into a people profession role
  • Currently in an HR admin role and looking to progress
  • Seeking to improve team performance

Funding options

Payment Plans | HR/L&D Apprenticeships | ELCAS Funding

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CIPD Level 5 Associate

Diploma in People Management

Undergraduate – Degree equivalent

Combines application of skills with exploring theory and research. An ideal level for those:

  • Already in a people management advisor role
  • Looking to move into management
  • Who already have a degree

Funding options

Payment Plans | HR/L&D Apprenticeships | ELCAS Funding

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CIPD Level 7 Advanced

Diploma in Strategic People Management

Postgraduate – Masters equivalent

This postgraduate advanced-level qualification is for those who are at least one of the following:

  • Established in a strategic HR role
  • People managers or leaders
  • CIPD Associate Level 5 qualified and looking to progress to Chartered status

Funding options

Payment Plans | HR/L&D Apprenticeships | ELCAS Funding

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Classroom courses

You can study face-to-face at our beautiful central London location, Mary Ward House Conference & Exhibition Centre.

You'll study your modules in person with us - one evening a week over the course of three weeks per module - according to the workshop dates you select based on our flexible timetable (currently for CIPD Level 5 in HR only). 

Mary Ward House is located only a short walk from Russell Square Tube Station, the Transport Hubs of Euston, Kings Cross, and St Pancras, Mary Ward House proves to be in an excellent position, offering you easy and accessible transport links for your convenience. 

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Live Online courses

Our unique CIPD Live Online courses offer all of the benefits of face-to-face workshops with the flexibility of attending live sessions online.

Lessons are fully interactive and delivered live by our tutors to small groups, so you will have the same opportunity for tutor and peer-to-peer interaction as you would in a classroom.

This means you can join the Acacia family and get the same outstanding quality of learning from anywhere in the UK or internationally!

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Apprenticeship courses

Did you know that you can use the Apprenticeship Levy to fund CIPD-accredited HR or Learning & Development qualifications?

Taking an apprenticeship could be the perfect way to be sponsored through your CIPD qualifications. We offer:

  • HR Support Apprenticeship (CIPD Level 3)
  • L&D Practitioner Apprenticeship (CIPD Level 3)
  • HR Consultant/Partner Apprenticeship (CIPD Level 5)
  • L&D Consultant/Partner Apprenticeship (CIPD Level 5)
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Chose how and where to study with us!

Acacia Live Online offers you all of the benefits of the traditional classroom but with the accessibility of an online environment. Live sessions are delivered in small groups where you have to opportunity to work with other professionals following the same fully approved CIPD structure as all of our classroom courses.

  • Interactive classes led by experienced tutors with unlimited assignment support
  • Delivered via an online platform
  • Choose between evening, day time and weekend sessions
  • Online resource hub and core textbook to support your study

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  • Central London location at Mary Ward House 
  • Interactive classes led by experienced tutors
  • Achieve one module each month

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  • Supported and assessed by Senior Lecturer and CIPD Chartered Fellow
  • Remote 1-2-1 support
  • Feedback on draft assignments
  • Flexible start dates and support

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Why study CIPD?

With 160,000+ members around the world, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is known as the leading professional body for HR qualifications, offering a selection of courses perfect for any stage of your career - whether you're just starting out or already have plenty of HR experience. 

When you enrol on a CIPD qualification with us, you'll learn the knowledge and skills required to make an impact at work and excel in your career, similar to our other HR students who are already enjoying the perks of studying CIPD: 

  • 86% of our CIPD students say their salary has increased since starting their course 
  • 84% have received a promotion, new job, or both since studying CIPD
  • 76% say that CIPD is preferred or essential in their current role
  • 97% feel that CIPD has enhanced their professional credibility, and 
  • 97% recommend studying CIPD‡

Why study with us?

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‡ Data from a survey of 69 Acacia CIPD graduates from between 2015 and 2022.