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CIPD Level 3 - Diploma in Learning and Development

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CIPD Level 3 - Diploma in Learning and Development

Course Overview

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 Should Attend

The Diploma is ideal for candidates who: 

  • 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

Course Duration

Part Time

Guided Learning Hours: 192 Hours

Please refer to Course Schedule

Course Outline

The Diploma is a foundation level qualification, which is designed to reflect the CIPD HR Profession Map and the new professional membership criteria. You will learn through a combination of taught sessions, activities based on case studies and through private study. 

Assessment is through assignment work.

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.

  • Becoming an Effective Learning and Development Practitioner - 4 credits
  • Learning and Development and the Organisation - 4 credits
  • Identifying Learning and Development Needs - 3 credits
  • Designing Learning and Development Activities - 6 credits
  • Delivering Learning and Development Activities - 6 credits
  • Evaluating Learning and Development Activities - 3 credits
  • Using Technology to Facilitate Learning - 6 credits
  • Supporting Individual Learning through Coaching and Mentoring - 6 credits

Mode of Assessment

Assessment is by:

  • Demonstrating practical skills
  • Short work-based reports
  • A self-assessment of your experience and contribution to the programme
  • Evaluation, explanation and comparison case study exercises

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

CIPD Qualifications

Course Objectives

  • 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 and to add value to their HR or training function


There are no formal entry qualifications required. The CIPD Level 3 Diploma in Learning and Development is open to anyone. However, an appropriate level of knowledge and skills in numeracy and literacy, together with some experience in L&D, or a related field will be advantageous.

  • Application Checklist - Please click here
  • Diagnostic form -  Please click here

Note: Applications are required to provide necessary documents stated above before we can assess your suitability for the course. Course registration will close a month before the class commence.

Medium of Instruction & Trainer

Medium of Instruction: English

Trainer: Trainee Ratio

1: 25

Additional Note

You may download details on our current pool of HR trainers for this Diploma:

Interested parties can separately email to


Individual sponsored :

  • UTAP Funding (up to $250, terms apply) applicable.


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Course Fee



Note: CIPD membership fee (in British pounds)


Joining Fee (GBP)

Subscription Fee (GMP)

Total (GBP)

Up to 12 months




Validity period for CIPD Membership is from July 2020 to June 2021.

**Latest Update: In light of the current situation with the coronavirus pandemic and the recent lockdown in the UK, the CIPD offices will now be closed for the safety of our staff, CIPD Members and visitors alike. We will be experiencing delayed from CIPD qualification team till further notice.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP):

  • NTUC members enjoy UTAP* benefit of up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses with NTUC Learninghub.

* UTAP supports 50% of the course fees paid cap at $250 per year. You must be a union member throughout the course duration and at the time of claim. You must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and have sat for all prescribed examinations. Other terms and conditions apply. 

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