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CIPD Courses in Dubai & MENA

Advance your HR career with internationally recognised CIPD training

CIPD courses Dubai & Middle East/North Africa

We have been delivering CIPD-accredited HR training courses in the Middle East since 2014, supporting thousands of People Professionals to progress in their careers.

In January 2021 we launched our timetable of CIPD programmes in Dubai and across the MENA regions. Join us to study:

  • CIPD Level 3 Certificate in People Practice
  • CIPD Level 5 Diploma in People Management
  • CIPD Level 7 Diploma in Strategic People Management

Our course delivery in MENA

We’re working with our Middle East partners Aljhood, a training and consulting group specialising in business, organisational and operational excellence solutions, to deliver these highly regarded and internationally recognised CIPD programmes in Dubai and the MENA region.

Our CIPD qualifications are delivered Live Online or via classroom sessions. Both methods are delivered in English by highly qualified tutors with experience of working within the Middle East. 

Our Middle East office is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and is managed by our Middle East General Manager, Kevin Haslam. Kevin has a wealth of experience as a CIPD tutor, facilitator and lecturer.

Which CIPD courses can I study?

The CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice is designed for newcomers to the people profession or those who are just getting started in their HR/L&D career in a support role.

It consists of 4 modules:

• Business culture & change in context
• Principles of analytics
• Core behaviours for people professionals
• Essentials of people practice

The CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management is designed for people with some HR experience who are looking to progress in their career.

It consists of 7 modules:

3 x Core modules
• Organisational performance and culture in practice
• Evidence-based practice
• Professional behaviours and valuing people

3 x Specialist HR modules
• Employment relationship management
• Talent management and workforce planning
• Reward for performance and contribution

Pick one optional module
• Specialist employment law
• Advances in digital learning and development
• Learning and development essentials
• People management in an international context
• Diversity and inclusion
• Leadership and management development
• Well-being at work

The CIPD Advanced Level 7 Diploma is designed for people with significant HR experience who are currently working in, or looking to move into, senior HR positions.

It consists of 8 modules:

4 x Core modules
• Work and working lives in changing business environment
• People management and development strategies for performance
• Personal effectiveness, ethics and business acumen
• Business research in people practice

3 x Specialist HR modules
• Strategic employment relations
• Resourcing and talent management to sustain success
• Strategic reward Management

Pick one optional module
• Organisational Design and development
• Advanced employment law in practice
• Learning and development practice
• Technology enhanced learning
• Advanced diversity and inclusion
• Managing people in an international context
• Well-being at work

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We run CIPD HR and Learning & Development courses with start dates each month. Contact our Course Advisers now to find out more and book your first module.

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  • Our top quality rated workshops are fully CIPD Approved
  • CIPD qualifications set the international standard for HR, L&D and people professionals
  • Make sure you have the knowledge and skills that employers are looking for
  • Improve your salary earning potential and long term career prospects

Whichever CIPD accredited qualification you choose, we will support you throughout your journey and encourage your development. Our academic and support team will also ensure you get the best quality experience from completing a CIPD course with us.

Here's a quick guide to choosing the right course:

  • CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate: If you're just starting out in HR or work in a support role, the foundation training is the ideal first professional qualification.
  • CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma: This is an undergraduate degree-level qualification. It is suitable for those already working in HR and looking to develop your skills or looking to achieve a senior position.
  • CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma: Individuals with a high level of academic and work experience can complete this course live online or via our competency route to achieve an advanced CIPD qualification and gain CIPD Chartered Membership.

Our CIPD level 3 and 5 workshops are delivered over three blocks and you can complete them in five months. 

Completion of either of these courses will make you eligible for CIPD professional membership and use of the designation CIPD after your name. 

Contact us for more information about our CIPD workshops or you can read more about our other options to study with Acacia across the Middle East

If you have a team of staff to provide people management workshops for, we provide in-house workshops across the Middle East and North Africa.

Find out more about our in-house options.

We're ranked as a top-quality CIPD Approved centre

As part of our commitment to delivering a consistently high standard of CIPD qualifications and workshops we frequently ask our students for their feedback.

We're proud to say 98% of our students recommend Acacia, and our Middle East students have a 100% pass rate.

Our Ratings

Our student reviews

Our March 2021 student cohorts are the first HR professionals in the Middle East to experience the new CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice and CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management. 

Learn how they found studying the new and updated CIPD qualifications in the Middle East.

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