The CIPD Certificate in L&D Practice (CLDP) uses a highly practical approach, to provide an in-depth and thorough grounding in the training cycle and the fundamentals of learning and development. It is ideal for practitioners looking to acquire a means of professional recognition in the field of learning and development.
The CLDP replaces the highly regarded CIPD Certificate in Training Practice (CTP), the new qualification is ideal for practitioners looking to acquire a means of professional recognition in the field of learning and development.
The Certificate is equivalent to QCF Level 3 and is designed to reflect the new CIPD professional standards and membership criteria. Successful completion of the qualification will give you the underpinning knowledge to apply for Associate Membership of CIPD (Assoc CIPD). This is a professional grade of membership recognising the skill, knowledge and approach needed to make a significant supporting contribution, and deliver excellent results in the workplace.
Note: From autumn 2013, both CIPD’s own learning delivery arm and MOL will offer separate programmes for CIPD foundation level 3 qualifications (CIPD Certificate in HR Practice and CIPD Certificate in L&D Practice). This will provide you with more options when choosing a programme that suit your preferred learning style and lifestyle.
Find out more about CIPD level 3 foundation qualifications from CIPD’s own learning delivery arm.
Find out about CIPD level 3 foundation qualifications from MOL - Certificate in HR Practice or Certificate in L&D Practice.
Who is the CIPD Certificate in L&D Practice (CLDP) for?
The CLDP is recommended for aspiring and existing trainers including those who are:
- new to L&D
- working in the field of L&D in a support role and wish to develop their knowledge and skills
- responsible for L&D activities and decisions within an organisation without a specialist function
- contracted as employees or independent consultants within the field of L&D
- looking to further their L&D career with a professional qualification.
How do I gain the CIPD Certificate in L&D Practice (CLDP)?
To successfully gain the CLDP you need to:
- attend all the workshops that make up the programme (see ‘What you will learn’)
- successfully complete the post-workshop exercises and activities
- successfully complete assignments and assessed work.
There are no exams for this programme.
Is the CIPD Certificate in L&D Practice (CLDP) open to everyone?
If, like many of our learners, you haven’t studied for some time, don’t be put off. You’ll have all the support you need along the way to complete your qualification. Just bear in mind that you'll need access to some organisational L&D information to enable you to complete some of the assessment as this programme is about making you a better practitioner, and giving you the tools to become more effective in the every day job you are doing.
Even if you’ve already studied for part of the CLDP elsewhere, you can switch to our programme to complete your studies.
What sort of commitment am I looking at?
Studying for a CIPD qualification takes commitment and hard work. So that’s why the CLDP programme is specifically designed to be manageable and flexible.
Most learners spend about seven to eight hours a week studying the learning resources. But because the workbooks are broken up into bite-sized chunks of about an hour each, you can fit them easily into your week – in your lunch hour or on the train home.
You will join your study group and MOL facilitator for a one-day workshop approximately every four weeks. Most learners find this commitment much easier to manage than travelling to and attending evening classes at the same time, week in, week out. Held on a weekday, all workshop dates are available before you start your programme allowing you to plan ahead, making sure any work or personal commitments are covered.
How long does it take?
The CLDP takes just over 9 months to complete. You will progress through the programme with the same study group, however, the programme does offer flexibility if you need to attend a workshop in a different location.