Every learner is different, so you should always talk to an experienced CIPD advisor before committing to a course, but here’s a rough guide to CIPD's three levels:
CIPD Level 3 Foundation courses are ideal if you're new to L&D or are currently working in an operational L&D role. They're designed for hands-on L&D practitioners and trainers and will teach you how to plan, deliver and evaluate a variety of types of training.
CIPD Level 5 Intermediate courses are a great choice if you have some L&D experience and want to move into a mid-level L&D management or advisory role. They're also suited to you if you’re new to L&D but have a university degree and want to begin your studies at a higher level.
CIPD Level 7 Advanced courses are for you if you have significant L&D or HR experience or an HR degree. They'll give you the high-level strategic skills you need to manage the L&D function at a senior level.
The comprehensive Level 7 Diploma in HR Development covers a variety of HR and L&D modules, while the shorter Level 7 Certificate in HR allows you to choose only the L&D modules, if you prefer.
Before you enrol with us, our expert CIPD advisors will talk through your experience, education, and ambitions to ensure you’re choosing the right course for you.