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CIPD Approved Learning & Development Training Courses

Our CIPD L&D Qualifications

As a leading approved provider of CIPD Learning and Development qualifications we are proud to successfully support thousands of people professionals to develop their careers each year. 

Our overall CIPD student pass rate is 99%!

CIPD Level 3 Foundation

Certificate in People Practice

Introductory – A Level Equivalent

A practical qualification in people practice, perfect if you are:

  • Working in a people practice support role and seeking to improve team performance
  • Looking for a career in people practice and wish to develop specialist knowledge, skills and understanding
  • New to L&D or have not studied recently

Funding options

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

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CIPD Level 5 Associate

Diploma in Organisational L&D

Undergraduate – Degree Equivalent

Combines application of skills with exploring theory and research, ideal if you:

  • Work in a training or people practice role and wish to gain organisational L&D expertise
  • Are looking to move into management
  • 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 L&D

Postgraduate – Masters Equivalent

This advanced-level qualification is for people who are one of the following:

  • Established people practitioners or working in a senior L&D role
  • Seeking to develop your personal effectiveness and skills to influence strategy, policy & people
  • CIPD 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 qualification in person with us - one evening a week, per module, over the course of three weeks - according to the workshop dates 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.

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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 L&D qualifications, offering a selection of courses perfect for any stage of your career - whether you're just starting out or already have some L&D 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 CIPD students who are already enjoying the perks of gaining their qualification: 

  • 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.

*Any offer of credit is subject to your status and eligibility.