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CIPD in Saudi Arabia

Study for an accredited CIPD qualification

CIPD in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Join CIPD’s international community of HR and L&D specialists with our CIPD-accredited courses. 

Since 2014, we have been delivering fully CIPD-accredited HR courses in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. During this time we have helped thousands of professionals in the Kingdom to become CIPD qualified and progress in their careers with one of the world’s most highly respected and recognised professional qualifications.

Our goal is to enable HR professionals to contribute significantly to the strategically important vision 2030 and capability of the Saudi Arabian workforce.

Not in KSA? Explore the other training programmes we offer across the Middle East. 

Our course delivery in Saudi Arabia

We deliver world class CIPD programmes in Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Khobar, as well as on our Live Online platform. Whether face-to-face or online, our training courses are delivered in English by highly experienced British tutors.

Our Middle East office is in Riyadh and headed up by tutor and General Manager, Kevin Haslam. Kevin has a wealth of experience as a CIPD practitioner, facilitator, lecturer and psychotherapist having worked in the private, public and charity sectors both in the UK and internationally.

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

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

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

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Which CIPD courses can I study with Acacia Middle East?

If you’re just starting out in HR or L&D or working in a support role, the CIPD foundation course will make an ideal first professional qualification.

CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice

  • Classroom Riyadh: 28,000 SAR
  • Live Online: 20,000 SAR

Prices include VAT.

CIPD membership must be taken to complete any of these courses and this is not included within our course fee.

If you’re already working in HR/L&D and want to develop your skills or move to a more senior position, this undergraduate degree-level qualification is the choice for you.

CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management

  • Classroom Riyadh: 35,000 SAR
  • Live Online: 28,500 SAR

CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning & Development

  • Live Online: 28,500 SAR 

Prices include VAT.

CIPD membership must be taken to complete any of these courses and this is not included within our course fee.

If you have significant HR/L&D experience and are working in or aiming for a senior position, the CIPD Advanced course is right for you.

Individuals with relevant work experience may be able to complete a flexible fast-track competency route based on demonstrable experience. Speak to our advisors for more details.

CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management

  • Classroom: 43,000 SAR
  • Live Online: 35,000 SAR

CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development

  • Classroom: 43,000 SAR
  • Live Online: 35,000 SAR

Prices include VAT.

CIPD membership must be taken to complete any of these courses and this is not included within our course fee.

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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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Enrol on your Middle East Classroom or Live Online CIPD course today and get started on your journey to a new career.

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Get up to SAR 30,000 for your CIPD training!

Saudi nationals can apply for funding from the HRDF programme. Get up to SAR 30,000 support for your CIPD training with Acacia Learning.

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What are CIPD Live Online classes?

  • Our live online sessions provide students with a supportive structure + the interaction of a classroom environment
  • Our sessions are all live with a small group to develop your thinking and support you to apply your learning
  • Online classes run once a month, either over a weekend or during the week
  • Superb online resources accessible 24/7 to support your online study
  • Get the same support as you would in the classroom from our expert lead UK tutor based in Riyadh
  • Study in the comfort of your own home or at the office
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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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FAQs about our CIPD programmes in KSA

We can absolutely accommodate groups of in-house students or tailor a course to your organisational needs. Just get in contact to discuss your requirements and speak to one of our friendly course advisers today.

Whether you study in the classroom or online, you will have the same expert UK tutors. All of our tutors are CIPD approved as well as being excellent facilitators.

You will study in small groups where your tutor will support you to understand theory and best practice, and you will also apply your learning to the context of working in the Middle East and beyond.

All you need is a decent internet connection, speakers and a microphone. Headphones are optional.

Lots of other CIPD training providers offer CIPD 100% online courses where students learn on their own schedule without any real-time instructor.

Acacia’s Live Online classes require students and instructors to be online at the same time for planned interactive sessions in small groups.

In Saudi Arabia we run classroom CIPD sessions in Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Khobar. We also have specific Live Online classes run from our Riyadh office for KSA students.

You can also study with us through classroom courses in Kuwait and London.

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

Find out more about our in-house training courses.

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