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CIPD Study Options

How and where are our training courses delivered?

How and where you can study with Acacia

Since 2003, we have been providing Acacia learners with tailored study options – so you can decide when and how you want to study. We continue to ensure everyone is given the best opportunity to fit study around work, family and life commitments.

London Classroom

We run high quality courses across 7 different central and outer London locations including Waterloo, Holborn and Liverpool Street. Classes are delivered either during evenings, day time or weekends with multiple start dates throughout the year.

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CIPD Live Online Training Sessions

With our Live Online CIPD sessions, delegates will receive the same level of interaction and support provided in all our classroom sessions, combined with the convenience of online study.

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CIPD Competency Route

This programme supports learners to develop the underpinning knowledge required to be an effective practitioner but also acknowledges the experience and competence in the workplace you already possess. Available for all CIPD qualifications.

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

Competency Case Study: Sara

Sara, a HR Business Partner with the UK Space Agency, shares her experience getting qualified through the CIPD Competency Route.

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Competency Route Explained

CIPD tutor Anne Williams tells you everything you need to know about competence-based assessment.

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In-house Training Programmes

If you have more than one employee wishing to study for the same qualification, we may be able to deliver in-house training for you. Our in-house training programmes can provide you with the benefits of:

  • Customised to meet your requirements
  • Flexible in format
  • Dates and locations to suit you
  • Scheduled at a time convenient to you
  • Less expensive than sending individuals for professional training
  • Content and application of the course confidential to your organisation
  • Provide your employees with an accredited, recognised CIPD qualification

We have delivered accredited in-house training programmes in the UK and across the world, in a number of languages. Past in-house clients include the World Health Organisation, Shell and the Teenage Cancer Trust.

Contact us now to find out how we can tailor a course to fit the needs of your organisation.

International CIPD courses

We offer classroom CIPD courses around the world, including Bulgaria, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and across the Middle East.

Plus, with our Live Online courses, you can learn with us from anywhere and get the same outstanding Acacia experience no matter where you are. All you need is an internet connection.

The Middle East

We have worked across the Middle East since 2014 to deliver top quality UK-accredited qualifications. As a leading CIPD-approved provider, we are proud to deliver our training programmes across the Middle East including Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar, Doha, Eygpt, Israel and Turkey.

In January 2019, we were delighted to open our first Middle East Office in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. This has allowed us to extend the service we provide within the region. 

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Saudi Arabia

Since 2014, we have successfully helped thousands of Saudi students to become CIPD qualified and progress in their career with one of the world’s most highly respected international professional qualifications.

Throughout the year, we regularly run Classroom and Live Online CIPD HR/L&D training courses at qualification levels 3, 5 and 7 in Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Khobar as well as other major cities.

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We work in partnership with QEATI to deliver our fully approved and internationally recognised CIPD programmes in Kuwait City.

Our CIPD qualifications are delivered online and face-to-face in English by qualified British tutors with experience of working and living in the Middle East.

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