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Acacia Learning is an Approved Provider of CIPD qualifications. The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. They have been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years and are a career partner for over 140,000 members. The CIPD’s purpose is to champion better work and working lives by improving practices in people and organisational development for the benefit of individuals, businesses, economies and society.

Why study for a CIPD qualification?

CIPD qualifications are valued by employers and will equip you with knowledge and skills that employers are looking for. Upon successful completion of your CIPD-approved Certificate or Diploma you will be awarded CIPD Associate membership status which will:

  • Allow you to use the designation Assoc CIPD after your name.
  • Enhance your career prospects and earning potential.
  • Show your commitment to high standards and ethical compliance.
  • Support your job and professional development through exclusive access to a community of HR and L&D professionals, resources and development tools.

Try a Taster Class

We are offering taster sessions for people who would like to try a CIPD course before enrolling with us. You will meet like-minded professionals and get access to careers and study advice to help you get started. Find out more and click here to Book a taster session.

Flexible study routes

Individuals with relevant work experience may be able to complete a flexible fast track competency route based on demonstrable experience for all of the Foundation and Intermediate programmes and much of the Advanced programmes. In most cases, a CIPD Competency Learning course is the preferred option for those constrained by work or personal schedules, giving them the opportunity to study at their own pace, with personalised tuition from experienced industry practitioners.

 

On successful completion of a Certificate or Diploma qualification, candidates will receive Associate professional membership of the CIPD, providing they are in active CIPD student membership.

Exemptions

Acacia Learning encourages those with the appropriate experience/qualifications to seek exemptions and credit transfer where relevant. If you consider that you might be eligible for credit transfer, exemptions and/or recognition of prior learning please contact the CIPD prior to enrolling on your course. Once you have received confirmation of your prior learning from the CIPD please email evidence to Acacia Learning so that we can update our records and ensure that you are correctly enrolled onto the appropriate modules. If you need more information regards exemptions, credit transfers please contact CIPD directly.

How do I know which level to choose?

The CIPD Level 3 foundation qualification is ideal for those wishing to acquire a wide range of relevant and practical skills in HR, and in Learning and Development. The CIPD Foundation Certificate qualifications (equivalent to A level standard) provide you with a recognised CIPD level 3 qualification and the underpinning knowledge towards a CIPD Associate professional membership.

These courses are suitable for those who are:
  • Aspiring to, or embarking on a career in HR or L&D
  • Working in the field of HR/L&D in a support role and wish to develop their knowledge
  • Managers/team leaders who have responsibility for managing and developing their staff
CIPD foundation course modules:

The modules for each course are detailed on the individual course pages (view our CIPD level 3 courses below). For a Diploma course you would complete 8 modules and for the Certificate course you would complete 6 modules. The courses take about 6-9 months to complete.


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CIPD Level 5 Intermediate qualifications are ideal for those aspiring to become effective HR practitioners - whether working as HRM/D Advisers or developing their careers. Set at a CIPD level 5 (equivalent to second year of an Honours Bachelors/Undergraduate degree), the CIPD Intermediate certificate provides you with a professionally recognised qualification and the underpinning knowledge towards CIPD Associate membership.

These courses are suitable for those who are:
  • Seeking to develop a career in HR management and development as a graduate or already with quite a bit of experience
  • Working in the field of HR management and development and need to extend their knowledge and skills
  • Needing to understand the role of HR/L&D in the wider organisational and environmental context
Intermediate Level course modules:

The modules for each course are detailed on the individual course pages below. The CIPD Intermediate certificate and diploma is appropriate for those who have previously acquired a CIPD level 3 Foundation certificate and who wish to progress onto our CIPD level 7 Advanced diploma.

For a Diploma course you would complete 8 or 10 modules (depending on which Diploma you choose) and for the Certificate courses you would complete 6 modules. The courses range from about 6-8 months to complete the module attendance.


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The CIPD Advanced Diploma level qualifications are ideal for those aspiring to become effective HR practitioners at a senior level or for those with experience at a senior level already and wanting CIPD accreditation. Set at postgraduate level, the CIPD Level 7 qualification provides you with a professionally recognised qualification and the underpinning knowledge towards CIPD professional membership (Chartered Member).

These courses are suitable for:

The advanced diploma courses are appropriate for those who have previously acquired CIPD level 5 Intermediate certificate or above qualifications (eg. a degree in HR and/or related area such as Business, Psychology, Education, Social Sciences – minimum 2:1) and/or working within a role where they implement HR policies and strategies.

Advanced Level courses:

The modules for each course are detailed on the individual course pages below. For a CIPD level 7 Advanced Diploma course you would complete 8 modules which takes on average 2 years. For the Certificate course you would complete 4 modules which takes about a year. Advanced level courses are also available via our competency route.

We also offer CIPD Intermediate Certificate and Diploma or CIPD Foundation Certificate and Diploma courses for those not yet meeting the CIPD Level 7 prerequisites. A selection of our courses can be tailored for in-house CIPD training. Please contact us to find out more.

New: MSc Human Resource Management Top-up Programme

Acacia Learning has teamed up with Edinburgh Napier University to provide CIPD Human Resource Management Level 7 Advanced learners with a MSc (Blended) 9 month Top-up Programme - London delivery, commencing September 2018! READ MORE HERE


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Acacia Learning has teamed up with Edinburgh Napier University to provide CIPD Human Resource Management Level 7 Advanced learners with a MSc (Blended) 9 month Top-up Programme - London delivery, commencing September 2018!

 

Edinburgh Napier University has been supporting CIPD students to undertake their MSc in Human Resource Management (HRM) for over 25 years. They have received commendations of good practice from the UK body, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development CIPD, for their innovative and rigorous approach to design and delivery of the dissertation.

 
What you will learn?

Aimed at students looking to top-up a postgraduate HRM qualification with a research project and graduate with a Masters degree. The 9 month programme aims to develop knowledge, competencies and professional skills that will help address the challenges facing modern organisations. By the end of the programme you should be able to:

  • Apply diagnostic and analytical skills in a research and workplace context;
  • Recognise appropriate management research methodologies and scholarship in HRM;
  • Integrate theory and practice to analyse a range of workplace issues;
  • Apply original application of knowledge, and demonstrate a practical understanding of how research is used to create and interpret knowledge in the field of business management and HRM.
Who is it for?

The programme is designed to meet the learning needs of students across various age groups, levels of experience and business sectors who have already completed either a Postgraduate Diploma in HRM or a CIPD Level 7 Diploma in HRM or HRD (or equivalent).

If you’re looking to enhance your knowledge, become more competitive in the market or continue your professional development, this is the programme for you!

We have a limited number of spaces on our London, September 2018 programme, so if you are interested please call 0208 239 1323 or email courses@acacialearning.co.uk and speak with our course adviser Samson today.

WATCH THIS VIDEO which outlines what you can expect from the course and key learning outcomes.

 

5 TOP TIPS FROM COURSE LEADER DR KIRSTEEN GRANT for completing a practice-based Masters dissertation!

 

FIND OUT MORE including entry requirements and fees.

 

APPLY FOR SEPTEMBER 2018


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Sign up for a Taster class and discover how to learn and develop the most in-demand professional HR and L&D skills, expertly guided by our experienced tutors.

We are offering taster sessions for people who would like to try a CIPD course before enrolling with us. You will meet like-minded professionals and get access to careers and study advice to help you get started.

How does it work?

Our friendly course advisers will run through the best study routes and help you to get the most out of your free taster session too.

The taster session will give you the opportunity to discover what it would be like to study your chosen subject at a professional level. You will sample our engaging and interactive workshops, work alongside other students interested in your subject, visit our beautiful award-winning campuses across London, meet our enthusiastic tutors and get a real feel for student life with Acacia Learning.

The majority of taster sessions are evening classes and run from 18:00-21:00 hours Mon-Fri, allowing you time to really immerse yourself in the subject and relevant course.

Contact us today and start moving forward with your career.


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Study for a CIPD qualification

Acacia Learning have established a strong network of local education providers for delivering CIPD courses in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Our close collaboration has allowed us to extend our experience in Saudi Arabia and deliver CIPD courses and qualifications that are recognised throughout the world.

 

We deliver our CIPD Approved courses in Riyadh, Jeddah and Dammam with a flexible study timetable that suits your lifestyle. All our courses are delivered face to face in English, by highly experienced UK tutors.

Why study for a CIPD qualification?

CIPD qualifications:.

  • Are sought after and highly valued by employers
  • Equip students with knowledge and skills that employers are looking for
  • Boost your earning potential and long term career prospects
How do I know which level to choose?

Individuals with relevant work experience may be able to complete a flexible fast track competency route based on demonstrable experience for all of the Foundation and Intermediate programmes and much of the Advanced programmes.

Where is the course running?

You can study this course in the following locations with us:

  • Riyadh
  • Jeddah
  • Dammam
 

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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What do the levels equate to?

LevelCIPDAAT
7
Masters degrees, postgraduate certificates & diplomas
CIPD Advanced Level 7 Diploma in HRM/HRD and Advanced Certificate in HRN/A
6
University Bachelor's Honours Degree (Year 3)
N/AN/A
5
University Bachelor's Honours Degree (Year 2)
CIPD Intermediate Level 5 Diploma/Certificate in HRM/LDN/A
4
University Bachelor's Honours Degree (Year 1)
N/AProfessional Diploma in Accounting
3
A level
CIPD Foundation Level 3 Diploma Certificate in HRP/LDAdvanced Diploma in Accounting, Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping
2
GCSEs (A-C)
N/AFoundation Certificate in Accounting, Foundation Certificate in Bookkeeping
1
N/AN/A
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