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CIPD in Saudi Arabia

Study for a CIPD qualification
CIPD Approved
Bakkah CIPD in Saudi Arabia

Since 2014 we have been delivering fully CIPD Accredited HR courses in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia offering a flexible timetable of courses for CIPD Level 3 Diploma in Human Resources Practice and the CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Human Resource Management qualifications. During this time we have helped thousands of Saudi students to become CIPD qualified and progress in their careers with one of the world’s most highly respected and recognised professional qualifications.

Together with our marketing partners Bakkah, we develop HR talent in the Middle East, and run a regular timetable for our CIPD HR programmes for both public and in-house clients. All our courses are delivered face-to-face in English and by highly experienced UK tutors based in Riyadh.

We work with Bakkah to deliver world class CIPD programmes in Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Khobar to enable HR Professionals to contribute significantly to the strategically important vision 2030 and capability of the Saudi Arabian workforce.

Our first CIPD accredited centre opened in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in January 2019 and is headed up by Acacia Learning practitioner and Middle East Operations Manager, Kevin Haslam. Kevin has a wealth of experience as a CIPD practitioner, facilitator, lecturer and psychotherapist having worked in the private, public and charity sectors both in the UK and internationally within a range of sectors including telecoms, aviation, health and logistics.

Explore the other training programmes we offer across the Middle East

Why study a CIPD qualification in Saudi Arabia?

  • Acacia Learning programmes are fully CIPD accredited
  • Sought after and highly valued by employers
  • Equip students with the skills that employers are looking for
  • Boost your earning potential and long term career prospects

How do I know which level to choose?

Whichever one of our CIPD accredited programmes you select, we will be with you throughout your journey supporting and encouraging your development, with a 99% recommendation rate from our learners you can grow with Acacia.

  • CIPD Level 3 Foundation: If you're just starting out in HR or L&D or working in a support role, the foundation courses will make an ideal first professional qualification.
  • CIPD Level 5 Intermediate: If you’re already working in HR or L&D and want to develop your knowledge and skills or looking to move to a more senior position then this undergraduate degree-level qualification is the choice for you.
  • CIPD Level 7 Advanced: Individuals with relevant work experience may be able to complete a flexible fast track competency route based on demonstrable experience for much of the Advanced programmes.

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

Course Timetable

Click on the qualification to see our training schedule including dates and locations.

Completion of the Foundation and Intermediate programmes give eligibility for CIPD Associate professional membership. The Advanced Diploma provides eligibility for CIPD Chartered membership.

If you are based in Saudi Arabia and are looking to study for your professional CIPD qualifications please contact us.

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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

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