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CIPD in Saudi Arabia

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CIPD in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Join CIPD’s international community of HR and L&D specialists with our CIPD accredited courses. Since 2014 we have been delivering fully CIPD Accredited HR courses in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. During this time we have helped thousands of professionals in the Kingdom to become CIPD qualified and progress in their careers with one of the world’s most highly respected and recognised professional qualifications.

CIPD approved centre

Our Course Delivery in Saudi Arabia

We deliver world class CIPD programmes in Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Khobar, as well as on our Live Online platform to enable HR Professionals to contribute significantly to the strategically important vision 2030 and capability of the Saudi Arabian workforce.

Whether face-to-face or online, our training courses are delivered in English by highly experienced British tutors. Our Middle East office is in Riyadh and 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

Middle East Student Award Winner 2020 Rewiza Muza emigrated from Sudan to live and work in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. She decided to study the level 5 CIPD diploma to develop herself professionally and submitted excellent work throughout the programme. Listen to her story >

Acacia Student Satisfaction Survey

As part of our commitment to delivering a consistently high standard of CIPD qualifications and training we frequently ask our students for their feedback. Check out our latest student feedback results >

CIPD Saudi Pass Rate

Which CIPD courses can I study with Acacia Middle East?

We run the following CIPD HR and Learning & Development courses with training course start dates each month. Contact our Course Advisers now to find out more and book your first module.

CIPD Level 3 Certificate People Practice
CIPD Level 5 Diploma HR/L&D
CIPD Level 7 Diploma HR/L&D

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 3 Certificate in People Practice
Price: Classroom: 28,000 SAR now 23,800 SAR | Live Online: 20,000 SAR now 17,000 SAR

SALE: 15% Off! Offer ends 16th June 2021.

Prices include VAT.

CIPD membership must be taken to complete any of these courses and this is not included within our course fee. 

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 5 Diploma in People Management
Price: Classroom: 35,000 SAR now 29,750 SAR | Live Online: 28,500 SAR now 24,225 SAR

CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Organisational Learning & Development
Price: Live Online: 28,500 SAR now 24,225 SAR

SALE: 15% Off CIPD! Offer ends 16th June 2021.

Prices include VAT.

CIPD membership must be taken to complete any of these courses and this is not included within our course fee. 

Individuals with relevant work experience may be able to complete a flexible fast track competency route based on demonstrable experience for much of the CIPD Advanced Certificate.

CIPD Level 7 Diploma in Strategic People Management 
Price: Live Online: 35,000 SAR now 29,750 SAR

CIPD Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development
Price: Live Online: 35,000 SAR now 29,750 SAR

SALE: 15% Off CIPD Middle East! Offer ends 16th June 2021.

Prices include VAT.

CIPD membership must be taken to complete any of these courses and this is not included within our course fee. 

Get up to SAR 30,000 for your CIPD training!

Saudi nationals can apply for funding from the HRDF programme. Get up to SAR 30,000 support for your CIPD training with Acacia Learning. Find out more from the HRDF website

Saudi nationals CIPD qualification funding

Which CIPD level is right for me?

CIPD Levels

The CIPD have launched their new 2021 qualifications. Find out about what has changed including how the new Certificate In People Practice qualification compares to the previous CIPD Level 3 Diploma? Read: CIPD course levels 3, 5 & 7 explained.

CIPD qualifications taster session

Attend a taster session to meet our expert tutors and fellow students. During the taster session you will have a chance to experience the benefits to our unique live online learning style. Book a taster >

CIDP Membership 2021

CIPD qualifications are highly regarded by employers and internationally recognised. Read this blog: CIPD Membership 2021 explained to understand more about the different membership levels and the benefits of each.

How does CIPD KSA timetable work?

COVID-19 UPDATE: following guidance from the Saudi Government, all of our sessions are currently being run live online. We will move back into classrooms in Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Khobar as soon as the Ministry of Health tells us it’s safe. 

All of our sessions are delivered by expert UK tutors with experience of working in the Middle East. 

Contact us to find out more about any of our CIPD programmes or speak with a tutor based in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. 

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

CIPD Level 3 Certificate

Live Online : Friday: 2pm – 7.00pm | Saturday: 9.30am – 2.30pm (KSA).

Fri/Sat 25/26 June 2021 (2 Days)
Fri/Sat 30/31 July 2021 (2 Days)
Fri/Sat 20/21 August 2021 (2 Days)
Fri/Sat 24/25 Sept 2021 & 8/9 Oct 2021 (4 Days)

KSA Classroom Riydah: Friday: 2pm – 7.00pm | Saturday: 9.30am – 2.30pm.

Fri/Sat 9/10 Jul 2021 (2 Days) – 3CO01: Business, culture and change context.
Fri/Sat 13/14 Aug 2021 (2 Days) – 3CO02: Principles of analytics.
Fri/Sat 17/18 Sep 2021 (2 Days) – 3CO03: Core behaviours for people professionals.
Fri/Sat 22/23 Oct 21 & 5/6 Nov 2021 (4 Days) – 3CO04: Essentials of people practice.

CIPD Level 5 Diploma

Live Online: 4.00pm to 9.30pm (KSA). 

13 & 14 Jun 2021 – 5CO01
11 & 12 Jul 2021 – 5CO02
8 & 9 Aug 2021 – 5CO03
5 & 6 Sep 2021 – 5HR01
3 & 4 Oct 2021 – 5HR02
31 Oct & 1 Nov 2021 – 5HR03
28 & 29 Nov 2021 – 5OS01

KSA Classroom Riydah: 4.00pm to 9.30pm (KSA)

13/14 Jul 2021 – 5CO01: Organisational performance and culture in practice.
10/11 Aug 2021 – 5CO02: Evidence-based practice. 
7/8 Sep 2021 – 5CO03: Professional behaviours and valuing people.
5/6 Oct 2021 – 5HR01: Employment relationship management.
2/3 Nov 2021 – 5HR02: Talent management and workforce planning.
30 Nov & 1 Dec 2021 – 5HR03: Reward for performance and contribution.
28 & 29 Dec 2021 – 5OS04: People management in an international context


Coming soon! We are launching our first cohort for CIPD level 7 in September 2021. If you would like to register to join this cohort please contact us.

What are CIPD Live Online classes?

  • Our live online sessions provide students with a supportive structure + the interaction of a classroom environment
  • Our sessions are all live with a small group to develop your thinking and support you to apply your learning
  • Online classes run once a month, either over a weekend or during the week
  • Superb online resources accessible 24/7 to support your online study.
  • Get the same support as you would in the classroom from our expert lead UK tutor based in Riyadh
  • Study in the comfort of your own home or at the office

Some of the great features you get whilst studying remotely with CIPD LIVE online >

Student Feedback

  • 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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    Assoc CIPD, Intermediate Level 5 Acacia Saudi Student
  • I have passed my #CIPD diploma by completing the entire assessments in Human resource practices which have given me a huge knowledge and skills to implement. A big thanks to the talented instructor Kevin Haslam – Ac MCIPD for the rich information shared with us and to all of my colleagues.

    Assoc CIPD
  • I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for a very valuable time during the program. I really enjoyed it, and appreciated that you made it easy to understand and fun! I found the program was informative and inspirational of evolution my skills and knowledge of Human Resources field. I look forward to continuing with Acacia especially with you in level 5 and several courses inshallah.

    Najla Aladwani

FAQ’s about our CIPD programmes in KSA

Can you provide training for my HR team?

We can absolutely accommodate groups of in-house students or tailor a course to your organisational needs. Just get in contact to discuss your requirements and speak to one of our friendly course advisers today.

Who will be teaching me?

Whether you study in the classroom or online you will have the same expert UK tutors. All of our tutors are CIPD approved as well as being excellent facilitators. You will study in small groups where your tutor will support you to understand theory and best practice but you will also apply your learning to the context of working in the Middle East and beyond.

I’m planning to study from home, what equipment set-up is required exactly?

All you need is a decent internet connection, speakers and a microphone. Headphones are optional.

What is the difference between CIPD Online and Live Online courses?

Lots of other CIPD training providers offer CIPD 100% online courses where students learn on their own schedule without any real time instructor. Acacia’s Live Online classes require students and instructors to be online at the same time for planned interactive sessions in small groups.

Where does teaching take place?

In Saudi Arabia we run CIPD sessions in Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Khobar. We also have specific live online classes run from our Riyadh office. You can also study with us in Kuwait and London.

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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