CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in Learning & Development

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The CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in Learning & Development is ideal if you're looking to progress to an L&D management position or build on your existing L&D management skills.


It's also the best way to continue your professional development if you've studied L&D at Level 3. 


By studying L&D with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the largest HR and Development professional body in Europe, you'll be developing your skills and career options while you learn to do the same for others.


The course is highly practical, giving you skills you'll be able to use at work from day one. You'll learn to understand Learning and Development within the context of the entire organisation, and how to use metrics to build business cases for L&D. You'll be able to take on L&D management roles, and implement coaching and mentoring for both individuals and groups.


Once you've completed your course, you'll automatically become an Associate Member of the CIPD.

  • 92% of ICS Learn graduates end up working in HR.

Who is it for

CIPD Intermediate qualifications are ideal if you want to:

Develop your existing L&D skills

Maintain your CIPD membership

Achieve a more senior L&D role within your business or organisation

Be seen to be a professional L&D expert with a broad range of skills and knowledge


To achieve the CIPD Intermediate Certificate in Learning & Development, you'll complete 5 units which total 30 credits:

Developing Professional Practice - (6 credits)

Understanding the Context of L&D - (6 credits)

Using Information Metrics and Developing Business Cases for L&D - (6 credits

Implementing Coaching and Mentoring - (6 credits)

Facilitating Collective and Social Learning - (6 credits)


You don't need any prior experience or qualifications to take this Intermediate L&D level course. Experience in HR/L&D support or management would be beneficial, but this isn't essential.

If English is your second language, you'll need an IELTS 6.5 or ESOL Level 2 (or equivalent). If you don't have this, we'll review your case on an individual basis.

Career Path

With a qualification in Learning & Development from the leading professional body in the field, you'll be able to excel in any L&D or training management role.

Jobs you could enter or progress in with this level of study include:

L&D Analyst

L&D Manager

L&D Advisor

L&D Business Partner

Recruitment Manager

Any CIPD qualification is highly attractive to employers, as it demonstrates both your professional expertise and your commitment to furthering your career.

Plus, once you graduate, you'll automatically become an Associate Member of CIPD, showing that you hold yourself to the highest professional standards.

If you decide to continue your professional development with CIPD, your study and further experience could lead to Chartered status with the Institute, and the potential for lucrative and rewarding senior level roles.