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Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development Level 5 CIPD

Enrol Today And Pay No Course Fees Until March 2022!

Investing in the progression of a workforce is essential for businesses to thrive and grow. Professionals are more likely to be motivated and content if they know their goals are being supported.

An HR department is not only responsible for recruitment and handling employee conflicts, but it is also part of the People Profession, supporting and encouraging individuals to develop professionally. If you currently work in this sector and would like to drive significant change in the working lives of people, then study our Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development Level 5 CIPD.

The online course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which is the world’s only professional body that can offer Chartered status to professionals in HR and Learning & Development (L&D).

As an approved Study Centre, learndirect provides CIPD courses online. Enrolling on this Level 5 course will allow you to earn an internationally recognised qualification online. With this flexible learning, you can study in your own time and at your own pace.

With this qualification, you will be able to explore mid-level roles within the L&D sector, making the course ideal for existing HR professionals and those who have prior qualifications in the industry.

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100% online learning and assessment

Self-paced study

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24/7 access to online learning

100% online learning and assessment

Self-paced study

Enrol today from
only £9.99/mo

Study around other commitments

24/7 access to online learning

During your studies, you will expand your skillset and gain additional techniques that will enable you to progress your career towards a role that is more involved in the decision-making process.

This Level 5 course will teach you everything you need to know to move up the ladder in the People Profession, including how to create strategies based on the learning and development of professionals in a workplace.

You will learn how to create plans on an individual basis, ensuring that you adhere to the individual’s needs and career goals. It is important to cultivate a supportive atmosphere so that each employee feels content and focused on their role.

For those looking to take the next step in their career, this online CIPD course is ideally suited to your trajectory. For example, you could pursue a role as an L&D Manager, L&D Consultant, Organisation Design Specialist, or L&D Designer. Alternatively, if you have prior qualifications in this sector, you can progress your studies by enrolling.

Unit 1: Organisational Performance and Culture in Practice 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand the connections between organisational structure and strategy 
  • Understand organisational priorities, how to interpret theories and what drives change 
  • Understand how to build diversity and inclusion 
  • Understand how people practice connects and supports wider strategies 

Unit 2: Evidence-Based Practice 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand the methods re-applied to diagnose challenges and opportunities 
  • Understand critical thinking and how different ethical perspectives can influence decisions 
  • Understand the benefits and risks of solutions for improving people practice issues 
  • Understand how to measure the impact people practice makes to organisations 

Unit 3: Professional Behaviours and Valuing People 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand how to champion inclusive and collaborative strategies 
  • Understand how to design and evaluate solutions for positive working relationships 
  • Understand how the role of a people professional is evolving 
  • Understand how to assess your own strengths, weaknesses and development areas 

Unit 4: Supporting Self-Directed and Social Learning 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand the concepts of self-directed and social learning and the theories behind them 
  • Understand the steps that organisations take to encourage learning 
  • Understand how digital innovations encourage and enable self-directed learning 

Unit 5: Learning and Development Design to Create Value 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand what needs to be considered when designing learning and development 
  • Understand how to identify and establish learning and development needs 
  • Understand how to complete a stakeholder analysis in relation to learning and development 
  • Understand how to design engaging learning and development solutions 

Unit 6: Facilitate Personalised and Performance Focused Learning 

On completion of this unit you will: 

  • Understand how to develop a range of personalised, accessible learning resources 
  • Understand how to discuss facilitation techniques to support the needs of learners 
  • Understand the facilitation of learning and delivering inclusive activities that meet objectives 
  • Understand the concept of ‘transfer of learning’ and the role of line managers 

Unit 7: Advances in Digital Learning and Development 

On completion of this unit you will:

  • Understand the impact, risks and challenges of technological development
  • Understand how to create engaging digital learning content and the systems for delivering learning

Understand the skills required to facilitate online learning, including your development plan

As the course is aimed at experienced L&D professionals, related qualifications are strongly recommended as preparation to study this course. However, if you don’t possess these but have a substantial amount of work experience, this can be considered in place of L&D qualifications. 

Once you have enrolled on your CIPD course, you will need to become a CIPD Student Member. learndirect will cover the first 12 months Student Membership with the CIPD.

If you take longer than 12 months to complete your course, you will need to cover the cost of your CIPD Membership after this point.

For information on the cost of memberships with the CIPD, view their website

A range of units make up this qualification, with an assignment at the end of each. You will submit your work to your tutor for marking and tailored feedback. 

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be awarded the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development.  

Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) Level 5 in England and Northern Ireland. Credit and Qualifications Framework (CQFW) Level 5 in Wales. Comparable to Level 7 in Ireland, Level 9 in Scotland, Level 5 European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

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There is a huge range of benefits to studying via distance education:


We believe distance education is all about convenience and flexibility. You can plan your study around your work or lifestyle commitments, so you’re only studying at times convenient for you.

Plus, you can improve your education without having to attend classes at a physical location. What’s more, with learndirect, you can study when and where you like without the stress of deadlines or time limits and complete your course at your own pace.


We don’t have the same level of high overhead costs (e.g. classrooms and large campuses) as traditional schools, colleges or universities, so we’re able to pass on these savings to you by reducing our course fees.


We offer over 650 home study courses for you to choose from, with an unrivalled selection of quality distance education courses accredited by some of the most respected awarding bodies in the UK.


You have access to a dedicated tutor who is an experienced professional in their field of study. Your tutor is totally committed to helping you succeed and is on hand to answer any questions you may have, no matter how big or small.

All of your course material is available 24/7, 365 days per year through our world-class learning platform you choose when and where you study!

Yes, all of our courses will come with a certificate once you have completed your training. This certificate will have your name on it, and the title of the training you have completed.

Each course is different, and each has its own time frame, but all of our courses are flexible so you can study in a way the fits you. All of our courses come with an Individual Learner Plan, this will help guide you and keep you on track for success.

Yes, built into your account is a messaging service, where you can send messages between you and your tutor, you can ask questions or talk about your work. You can also message other helpful contacts, like our Student Support Team.

All of our qualifications have different awarding bodies, and depending on the subject, they will meet different criteria depending on the level of the qualification and its content.

We typically use the OFQUAL register to help us benchmark our courses and ensure the education you receive is up to the relevant industry standards. If you would like to check a specific qualification, please contact one of our helpful advisers by calling 01202 006 464.

We have several options including 0% payment options, and options with very small deposits. Each course has different options, if you would like to discuss these options or a quote for a course, you can reach a member of the team by calling 01202 006 464.

If you make a mistake or get something wrong, there is no need to worry. Many of our courses allow you to retake units that may not have gone to plan. You will receive full support and guidance from your tutor before reworking a unit and submitting again, and you can do this without any additional cost.

As soon as you submit a piece of work your tutor is notified. This allows us to identify that you have work which requires their attention. While your tutor is marking your work you can move on to the next unit or section of your course so there are never any delays in your learning. Typically, with most of our courses, marking work takes less than 5 days depending on the size of the submitted item.

No, the price agreed when you start your course is all you pay. We ensure there are no hidden or additional unnecessary fees for your education.

Many of our courses include one or more of the following hands on aspects to enhance the online learning you will receive.

Many of our RQF courses include a placement, these placements are fantastic opportunities for you to secure a work experience placement in a relevant industry and get real on the job experience while you learn. For example many of our Teaching Assistant courses give you an opportunity to approach and work within a local school.

Time in our state of the art academy's for certain subjects, for example our Foot Health Practitioner courses run multiple hands on class based options in our bespoke learning environments.

Further to this some of our courses include practical kits for you to use while you study and even keep after the course! For example many of our Nail Technician courses include an extensive kit included with the course at no additional charge.

We encourage and welcome international students to join our learning community.

All of our courses are specifically designed to be delivered via distance education and home study, so you can complete your course from anywhere in the world. Some courses relate specifically to UK practice and legislation and in these cases all work must be presented accordingly. There will be no need for you to attend any physical location like a test centre or campus, unless your course has a 'practical' element to it.

Unlike traditional schools, colleges or universities there are no terms, semesters, or specified intake dates for our uniquely flexible distance education courses. Our system of continuous enrolment means that our students can enrol on any day and at any time of the year. This allows our students the freedom to plan their studies to fit in with their lifestyle or work commitments.

You can enrol easily and quickly by clicking on the ‘Enrol Now’ button on your preferred course’s page on our website. Simply complete the secure online registration form and we will do the rest. If you’d prefer to call us to enrol, please call 01202 006 464.

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