CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development


Course Overview

Champion the workplace with our new CIPD courses and become a L&D hero in the making!

Organisations would fail without a strong workforce behind them, helping them to adapt to changes that a competitive marketplace brings.

Working in a Change Management, Organisational Behaviour, People Management, or Learning & Development role will enable you to support your organisation by helping employees be the best they can be in their respective roles.

This training course has been developed for both L&D professionals and students alike, as you will learn everything you need to enter and progress into a management role and shape your future through leadership and development.

Learn the essential topics that will advance your career and supplement your existing skillset, such as considerations to make when designing learning and development strategies and measuring the impact people practice has on your business.

Fast track your earning potential in the L&D industry.

We also offer the Foundation Certificate in People Practice Level 3 CIPD training and Associate Diploma in People Practice Level 5 CIPD training course.

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The CIPD membership is prestigious and internationally respected, and its members are the most in-demand professionals in the world. It is the only HR body that can award Chartered status, giving you an edge throughout your career. You’ll join a community of 150,000 knowledgeable HR and L&D professionals across 120 countries, and benefit from exclusive access to insights and guidance from industry experts.


Is the Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development Level 5 course right for me?

Are you naturally good with people and passionate about equality and helping get the most out of individuals? If so, this People Practice CIPD training course would suit you perfectively.

This higher-level qualification is perfect if you are:

  • Wanting to progress in your current HR career and boost your earning potential
  • At degree-level and want to step into the world of HR
  • Looking to bring a new level of knowledge into your department

You will develop advanced management skills, knowledge of people practice and strategic expertise, but if you already have knowledge of these areas, it would be advantageous.

Career Opportunities

What jobs can I apply for after my Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development training?

Once completed, you’ll be awarded CIPD Associate Membership, and you can use the designation “Associate CIPD” after your name.

The CIPD Associate Diploma will help you on your journey to maximising your earning potential in HR. The average UK salary for a Learning and Development Manager is £51,800 p.a.

(Source: PayScale).

Studying for your Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development Level 5 CIPD makes you eligible to enter or progress to mid-level roles in the L&D profession, including:

  • L&D Manager
  • L&D Consultant
  • Organisation Design Specialist
  • Organisational Development Business Partner
  • Employee Experience Manager
  • L&D Designer

Syllabus & Exam

Learning Level: Advance your career within HR and L&D
Equivalent to: Degree
UCAS Points: 42 Credits

Average completion: 12-15 months
Max duration: 18 months
Start Date: You can start your course at any time
Entry Requirements: Some HR Experience or a degree

Modules: 7 (3 core, 3 specialist, 1 optional)
Accreditation: CIPD Associate
Exam: No exams. There are seven end of module assignments you’ll be assessed on. Your tutor will mark this for you to revise before submitting to CIPD.
Guided learning hrs: 175
Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development Level 5 Syllabus

5CO01: 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

5CO02: 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

5CO03: 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

5LD01: 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

5LD02: 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

5LD03: 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

5OS06: Leadership and management 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

Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development Exam Details

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).