CIPD Level 3 Diploma in Learning and Development

CIPD Level 3 Diploma Program

The CIPD Level 3 Diploma in Learning & Development is ideal for practitioners who are looking to acquire a means of professional recognition in the field of learning and development. 

The CIPD Diploma in Learning and Development uses a highly practical approach, to provide an in-depth and thorough grounding in the training cycle and the fundamentals of learning and development. 

It provides a firm foundation in all the areas of learning and development, including its impact on business sustainability. It is an essential introduction for L&D professionals. 

Who is CIPD Level 3 for?

The CIPD Level 3 Diploma in Learning and Development is for you if you:

  • Are new to the L&D function.

  • Are working in the field of L&D in a support role and wish to develop their knowledge and skills.

  • Are responsible for L&D activities and decisions within an organisation without a specialist role.

  • Are engaged as employees or independent consultants within the field of L&D.

  • Are looking to further their L&D career with a professional qualification.

Learning Outcomes

The CIPD Level 3 Diploma in Learning and Development is practical work based qualification that will enable you to:

  • To provide a firm foundation in all the areas of Learning and Development, including its impact on business sustainability.

  • To develop essential skills and give students the confidence to be more effective at work.

  • To add value to their HR or training function.

As part of the application process you will be required to complete a Diagnostic Assessment.

Assessment Method

You will be assessed via a range of methods include written assignments (business reports, work based project and reflective statements to support individual learning plans), presentations, role plays as well your contribution to online discussion forums.

To achieve the CIPD Diploma in L&D, you need a total of 38 credits, which you will gain by completing all of the following units.

1. Becoming an Effective Learning and Development Practitioner - 4 credits

2. Learning and Development and the Organisation - 4 credits

3. Identifying Learning and Development Needs - 3 credits

4. Designing Learning and Development Activities - 6 credits

5. Delivering Learning and Development Activities - 6 credits

6. Evaluating Learning and Development Activities - 3 credits

7. Using Technology to Facilitate Learning - 6 credits

8. Supporting Individual Learning through Coaching and Mentoring - 6 credits 

Please note that CIPD membership is paid directly to CIPD. 

Study Method

You will learn in dedicated classrooms delivered by lecturers with a broad range of industry expertise using the latest technologies.

The programme is developed to meet the needs of busy professionals and incorporates group work, case studies, and scenarios from current HR Practice with unlimited support via e-mail to your programme tutors.

The diploma program is a combination of classroom guided learning, online learning, and self-study. The students are working professionals so we have split the classroom days into manageable chunks. You will only need to take time off work for a few days at a time and there is also sufficient time in between the blocks (modules) to self-study and complete assignments.


Our programs are taught by practicing HR professionals and supported with creative and interesting learning materials. Therefore, our programs encourage collaboration, interaction, participation and the sharing of experiences with fellow students, whilst building a strong working relationship with our team.


  • The Diploma Qualification is delivered in 3 modules of 1 week each.

  • There is a period of 4-6 weeks between each module. This allows the student to return to their workplace, review their learning, and complete the required workbooks and assignments.


   Below are the dates of the 2020 calendar of Level 3 Diploma program: