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CIPD Training Courses in Dubai

We have been delivering fully CIPD Accredited HR training courses in the Middle East since 2014, supporting thousands of People Professionals to progress in their careers. In January 2021 we launched our first timetable of CIPD programmes in Dubai. Join us to achieve either the new CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice, the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management or the CIPD Level 7 Chartered Diploma in Strategic People Management. 

We’re working with our middle east partners Aljhood a training and consulting group specialising in business, organisational and operational excellence solutions to deliver these highly regarded and internationally recognised CIPD programmes in Dubai. Our CIPD qualifications are delivered Live Online or via classroom sessions in English and by highly qualified tutors with experience of working within the Middle East. 

Our Middle East office is in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and is managed by our Middle East Operations Manager, Kevin Haslam. Kevin has a wealth of experience as a CIPD practitioner, facilitator and lecturer and is looking forward to working with and develop the skills of the People Profession in Dubai.

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Why study a CIPD qualification in Dubai?

  • Our top quality rated training courses are fully CIPD Approved.
  • CIPD qualifications set the international standard for HR, L&D and people professionals.
  • Make sure you have the knowledge and skills that employers are looking for!
  • Improve your salary earning potential and long term career prospects.

How do I know which level to choose?

Whichever CIPD accredited programme you choose, we will support you throughout your journey and encourage your development. Our academic and support team will also ensure you get the best quality experience from completing a CIPD programme with us.

  • CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate:
    If you're just starting out in HR or work in a support role, the foundation training is the ideal first professional qualification.
  • CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma:
    This is an undergraduate degree-level qualification. It is suitable for those already working in HR and looking to develop your skills or looking to achieve a senior position.
  • CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma:
    Individuals with a high level of academic and work experience can complete this course live online or via our competency route to achieve an advanced CIPD qualification and gain CIPD Chartered Membership.
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CIPD Levels

For more information about the different CIPD levels read CIPD Levels 3, 5 and 7 explained >

CIPD Student Satisfaction Survey

97% of our CIPD students would recommend Acacia Learning – read this blog >

Which CIPD courses can I study in Dubai?

CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice
CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in Strategic People Management
CIPD Level 7 Chartered Diploma in Strategic People Management

The CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice consists of 4 modules:

• Business culture & change in context
• Principles of analytics
• Core behaviours for people professionals
• Essentials of people practice

The CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management consists of 7 modules:

Core modules
• Organisational performance and culture in practice
• Evidence-based practice
• Professional behaviours and valuing people

Specialist HR modules
• Employment relationship management
• Talent management and workforce planning
• Reward for performance and contribution

Pick one optional module
• Specialist employment law
• Advances in digital learning and development
• Learning and development essentials
• People management in an international context
• Diversity and inclusion
• Leadership and management development
• Well-being at work

Read our blog for further information on the new CIPD 2021 qualifications >

The CIPD Advanced Level 7 Diploma consists of 8 modules:

Core modules
• Work and working lives in changing business environment
• People management and development strategies for performance
• Personal effectiveness, ethics and business acumen
• Business research in people practice

Specialist HR modules
• Strategic employment relations
• Resourcing and talent management to sustain success
• Strategic reward Management

Pick one optional module
• Organisational Design and development
• Advanced employment law in practice
• Learning and development practice
• Technology enhanced learning
• Advanced diversity and inclusion
• Managing people in an international context
• Well-being at work

How can I study for a CIPD qualification in Dubai?

Our CIPD level 3 and 5 classes in Dubai are delivered over three blocks and you can complete them in five months. Our Middle East Manager can help you to ensure you’re on the right programme. Completion of either of these courses will make you eligible for CIPD professional membership and use of the designation CIPD after your name. 

Contact us for more information about our CIPD programmes in Dubai or you can read more about our other programmes across the Middle East

Student Testimonials

  • It was a great pleasure to be trained and coached by Mr. Kevin in CIPD Diploma L3. During this opportunity Mr. Kevin inspired us to develop and enhance our knowledge and experience in HR and how to turn what we gained to practice. He’s a great motivator, helpful, supportive and one of the best tutors that I ever met. Mr. Kevin is delivering his HR knowledge and sharing his professional experience in an interesting, amazing and unforgettable way. Thank you for your effort and time.

    Eman Bajnaid
    Assoc. CIPD
  • Mr. Kevin is a remarkable Coach and educator. It was really an honour to be one of his student in CIPD. I learned and gained a lot during the blocks, which the way he taught us was beneficial and amazing. His HR knowledge where explained in an attractive way. As he is a great HR professional, he is a great motivator.

    Amjad B.Mulayh
    Assoc. CIPD
  • It was a pleasure to be mentored by Kevin at Acacia learning and it was a great experience, Mr. Kevin has a great personality. Is full of experience and knowledge. I have benefited a lot from him, I enjoyed very much as I learned, where I had a great knowledge of HR and how connects reality situations where he familiar with the laws in Saudi Arabia and the GCC. And the method of teaching more than wonderful and attractive.

    Faisal Aljuwayid
    Acacia CIPD Intermediate Level 5 student
  • Mr. Kevin, is one of the best educators that taught me. I like his way of teaching where he combines knowledge with humor, which makes you love the class of CIPD that I took with him where he was professional and humorous and patient with us . Thank you for your time and efforts you have given us all.

    Sumeyyah M. Alnajjar
    Acacia Saudi Student
  • It was one of the Great opportunity for me to be coached by Mr.Kevin in the CIPD programme Mr. Kevin is one of the great personality that I ever met in the HR. He is one of the Real HR practitioners who always motivates us to put what we learn in practice.

    Lamia Alshatri
    Assoc CIPD, Intermediate Level 5 Acacia Saudi Student

Looking for In-house delivery?

If you have a team of staff to provide people management training for, we provide in-house programmes across the Middle East and Africa. Find out more about our in-house training courses >


Our Middle East Clients

Aramco, CIPD Client with Acacia Learning Middle East, KSA
Deutsche Gulf Finance, CIPD Diploma in HR
Mercer Saudi Arabia, HR CIPD courses
Saptco Aranco, CIPD Client Acacia Learning Middle East, KSA
Deutsche Gulf Finance, CIPD Diploma in HR
Ministry of Education Saudi Arabia, CIPD Client
Morgan Stanley, CIPD HR Client in KSA
King Saud University, studying CIPD HR with Acacia Learning
Kafa'at, Riyadh CIPD HR Client

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