CIPD Associate Diploma in Learning and development

Learning and development specialist courses
  • Course overview

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    CIPD Learning & Development Diploma course

    The CIPD level 5 Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development is a professional CIPD qualification designed for those with a keen interest in Learning and Development who wish to accelerate their careers in those rapidly growing area. 

    Learning and Development job
    A career in learning and development is the fastest growing role in Europe and beyond. Typical tasks include, creating learning strategies, designing and delivering e-learning courses, workshops and other trainings. A big part of the job is to assess the success of organisational and personal development plans to help employees make the most of learning opportunities.

    Great Qualification
    The Associate Diploma in Organisational learning and development builds on the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate and is aimed at expanding your future ability to evolve into senior learning and development management roles.

    CIPD Accreditation: The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development ( CIPD ) is a global professional body for all those involved in learning and development.

    A unique approach that gets you the result

    No need to worry about exams. CMI’s unique incremental approach to learning provides you with the pathway to success. You will submit scheduled assignments each term and will receive feedback at draft and final stage and recommendations for improvement.

    CIPD Graduate opportunities: 84% of graduates achieve new roles as L&D Advisors, L&D Business Partner,s L&D Consultants, Employee Experience Managers, L&D Designers, Organisational Design Specialists, and/or Organisational Development Business Partners for any leading national and international organisation.

    The CIPD Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development (ADOLD ) is regulated and recognised by Ofqual (England) to level 5, which is broadly equivalent to level 7 in the Republic of Ireland.

    CIPD Membership: 
    Graduates of the Associate Diploma can apply for Associate Membership of the CIPD, and the use of the prestigious designation ‘Assoc CIPD’ after their name. Students are encouraged to take out CIPD student membership.

    Entry criteria: There is an interview by the Admissions officer to confirm your eligibility to study the Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management. 

    Award body: CIPD logo
    Assessment: 7 unit assignments
    Award: Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development 
    Award Body: CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development)
    Level: 5 (England) comparable to level 7 (Republic of Ireland). Students can progress on to complete a CIPD level 7 Diploma in Learning and development 

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  • Modules

    Semester 1 (10 weeks)
    5CO01 - Organisational Performance and Culture in Practice (6 weeks)
    5LD01 Supporting self-directed and social learning  (4 weeks)

    Semester 2 (11 weeks)
    5CO02 Evidence Based Practise  (4 weeks)
    5LD02 Learning and Development design to Create Value (4 weeks)
    5LD03 Facilitate personalised and performance focused learning  (3 weeks)


    Semester 3 (8 weeks)

    5CO03 Professional Behaviours and Valuing People (4 weeks)
    5OS05 – Diversity and inclusion  (4 weeks)

  • Fees

    Live Online Classes
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    Fees : € 3,350.00 *
    Includes all tuition, registration, assessment and online notes.

    *Excludes CIPD Student membership fees

    How do I book

    Online Booking: Simply complete the online booking form .

    Pay a minimum deposit of €300 to secure a place 

    How do I book

    The balance of fees is due before programme commencement and can be paid by clicking here

    Your place on the course is confirmed within 2-3 days of receipt of online booking/payment.

    Online Bookings and payments are subject to CMI Terms & Conditions.

    Sponsorship: Students must still pay a deposit of 300 euro to secure their place irrespective of whether they are being sponsored by an employer or other body. 

    Once payment is received in full for the course by the sponsor, the student will receive a 300euro deposit refund.


Course timetable

  • Timetable

    • Start: 1 March 2022
    • End: April 2023
    • Assigments: 7
    • Duration: 12 Months
    • Level: 7
    • Places: Limited


Christine Corcoran

Christine Corcoran holds a BA (Hons) in HR Strategy and Practice and an MSc in Work and Organizational Psychology / Behaviour from DCU. She has worked in generalist HR roles for ten years, in Consultancy, Retail, Security and the Food Industry. Her practical experience includes managing international and domestic recruitment drives, managing a broad spectrum of Employee Relations issues, Talent Management, People Development, and Employee Engagement. Christine worked in the Kepak Group as their Learning and Development Manager and was responsible for designing and implementing the L&D Strategy for all eight sites across Ireland. Christine lectures on units on the CIPD Associate Diploma at CMI.

Therese Donovan (002)
Therese Donovan is MBA and CIPD qualified Human Resource management professional with over 20 years’ experience in the Sustainability, Manufacturing and Not for Profit sector. Manages all aspects of the HR function with particular emphasis on Engagement , Retention, Performance Management and Reward & Recognition. Specialising in Change Management, Strategic Human Resource Management, Learning & Development, Diversity & Inclusion. Therese teaches on the CIPD Associate Diploma for CMI.

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