Leading learning and development

Maximise impact, engagement, and transfer of learning within your organisation.

Accredited Programme

Access to the CIPD Learning Hub

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£1,765.00 exc. VAT

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Practice-based
Self-directed
Evidence-based
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Perfect for:

L&D managers
Head of L&D

You’ll learn how to:

  • actively support continuing professional development across the organisation
  • collaborate with stakeholders to define capability needs and their implications for learning
  • embed theories and methods to maximise learner engagement, learning transfer and impact through the learning design and delivery process
  • choose appropriate ways to create, manage and share learning content to meet learners’ and organisational needs
  • build effective coaching and mentoring capability across the organisation.

About this course

Course length: 50-70 hours, final assessment to be submitted within 10 months

Delivery: Online, self-directed 

Suitable for: Individuals responsible for learning and development in an organisation.

Topics covered

  • learning culture
  • capability
  • impact, engagement and transfer
  • learning theory
  • content creation and curation
  • digital learning, face-to-face learning and social collaborative learning
  • facilitation, coaching and mentoring strategies.

What to expect from the ‘leading learning and development’ programme

This CIPD learning and development accredited programme will give you the knowledge and strategies you need as a learning and development lead. It is split into three blocks, aligned to the L&D standards of the Profession Map. You will cover the fundamentals of learning and development, how organisations can deliver learning, and ways you can help maximise impact, engagement, and transfer of learning within your organisation.

This accredited CIPD learning and development programme allows you to learn from credible L&D experts and members of the CIPD learning team, who will share insights from their personal experiences of leading learning and development practices

What you’ll need to do on this programme

You can complete this learning programme in your own time and at your own pace – it should take around 60 hours.

We’ll give you access to various blended assets, including animations, interactive videos and downloadable resources. And you’ll have lots of space to anchor your reflections on the content.

Your final assessment will be a 2,500-word evaluative review covering your reflections on your practice and how you’ve applied learning in your context. The final assessment needs to be submitted within 10 months of purchasing the course.

What you’ll get on this programme

If successfully completed, you’ll receive a certificate noting your achievement of this CIPD accredited programme.

You’ll have the chance to resit the assessment for an additional fee.

Taking part in this course gives you access to the CIPD Learning Hub for 12 months. Here, you can access your course content together with other valuable resources and tools. When you finish your course, you can enjoy an additional 12 months of access to other resources on the Learning Hub.

Once the programme has finished, you’ll also get access to a learning community of like-minded professionals to share experiences and deepen your skills and knowledge.

Who is this programme suitable for?

This programme is for those working as a learning and development lead or consultant and is also suitable for individuals newer to L&D practice wishing to develop their knowledge. .

Our accredited programmes are in-depth and require a solid understanding of the topic. Please read the following statements to confirm your suitability.

  • You currently work in this profession or area of work or have recently done so and will be able to refer to current or past work examples during your learning.
  • You can write an assessment answer reflecting on your learning and demonstrating how to apply it in your context.
  • You can use English at the IELTS level 6 “Competent user” or above.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this ‘CIPD learning and development programme’, you'll be able to:

  • experience the breadth of learning and development needed to work in or with organisations
  • explore the different theories, methods, and techniques to ensure effective learning and development strategies within your organisation
  • use your organisation’s context to inform your practice as a learning and development lead
  • exert greater influence over the way your organisation provides learning and development.
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Team bookings

Interested in booking this course for your team? We offer group bookings solutions for teams of four or more people.

When your teams learn with the CIPD, they get direct access to the latest professional research and insights.

And through courses co-created with industry thought leaders and practitioners, they’ll build the skills and confidence they need to inspire action, influence change and drive business value.

We offer a wide range of Learning and Development solutions to suit employees at every level – whether in HR, L&D, OD or wider people management.