Do you want to study with market leaders with a record of outstanding student results?
Are you looking for a practical qualification that will give you an edge in a competitive market?
Do you want to study without taking time off work?
Is the thought of attending evening classes every week too much?
Do you want a flexible study option with a high level of support from your tutor and fellow students?
Do you want access to state of the art practitioner learning materials that support you as a learner and an HR/L&D professional?
Do you want a 'real world' qualification delivered by expert practitioners who will help you improve your performance at work immediately?
Are you looking for the flexibility to choose from a range of start dates and study locations?
1) Outstanding results from two leading names in HR
With CIPD Flexible Learning+ you can be confident that you’re studying with leading names you can trust - the CIPD's own learning arm and MOL, an established market leader who has successfully delivered CIPD study programmes for over 20 years.
Exam pass results from MOL learners are consistently 10-15% higher than the average. But we don’t stop there. In the past ten years thirteen MOL learners have achieved CIPD Awards for Outstanding Performance demonstrating their application of their learning back at work.
2) A practical route to enhancing your knowledge and skills giving you the edge in today's competitive business environment
We offer CIPD qualifications, whether you’re in HR or L&D, which will help you develop the practical skills and knowledge you need to advance your professional career and gain the professional recognition you deserve.
“I’ve noticed that if you want to get anywhere in HR, you need to have that qualification behind you and have your full membership of the CIPD.”
3) Programmes designed to fit around busy home and work lives
You can study how, where and when you want, fitting your study time around the rest of your life and work commitments. Depending on the programme, you only have to attend a workshop every four weeks or so – the rest of your time is yours to schedule as it suits you, and importantly, your work commitments.
“When I found this course, it just seemed to be a bit more fitting (than evening classes), because it’s not always easy to leave early. I can’t always guarantee I can leave on the dot. I was looking at college and university courses on a particular day and I was struggling to be able to commit myself.”
4) Unrivalled support from your personal tutor throughout your programme
You’ll benefit from the guidance and support of an expert facilitator who will be available to you via phone, email or the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE). You’ll also be able to network with other learners face to face at the group workshops and online via the VLE – giving each other valuable support and advice and sharing your ideas and different perspectives.
“I don’t think I could do distance learning, because I think I need that tutor support. You only see them once a month, but they’re on the phone, they’re on e-mail. And being in a classroom with people, where you can go ‘I don’t know what I’m doing’ I think that helps as well; which you wouldn’t get with distance learning.”
5) Unique learning resources designed to support you as a learner and HR/L&D professional
All your learning materials are provided as part of the programme. And importantly, we offer a variety of learning resources – workbooks, textbooks, online resources, podcasts/MP4s – to suit individual learning styles.
Written so they fully complement each other, our resources are cross-referenced and easy to use to ensure you make the most of your study time and that your learning experience is enjoyable and successful.
“They all worked well together. Sometimes the workbooks didn’t go into too much detail, but you had the textbook...then on the VLE, there’s even more. Everything I used…. I would say it worked well together.”
We've also been told time and time again from our learners that the highly practical nature of the learning materials means that you can be apply your learning to workplace issues while your studying.
6) Expert facilitators bring your learning to life
Unlike many providers, our facilitators are experts who when they’re not working with us, are on assignments with a wide range of organisations. The currency of their experience and expertise brings key ideas and theories to life, enriching your learning experience and helping you to apply immediately what you learn to your day-to-day role.
‘’Tailored to support you as an HR professional; not just as a student.”
''I’ve been able to apply all the skills and knowledge I’ve gained directly to my role as I’ve gone along.’’
7) Nationwide study venues with multiple start dates
Our programmes are truly flexible – your route is determined by you and programmes start several times throughout the year. We also offer study venues local to you, right across the UK, and we even provide lunch and refreshments!
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8) Accessible to professionals without a first degree
We recognise that today's people management and development professionals operate across a diverse range of industries and organisation sizes and enter the HR and L&D professions from an increasingly diverse range of professional areas. As such, our programmes are accessible to people without a prevuious academic qualification.
We'll give you all the support you need as you progress through your studies, and importantly, the knowledge and expertise to achieve results for you and your organisation.
9) No hidden costs and no VAT to pay
With CIPD Flexible Learning+, all your programme resources, access to the Virtual Learning Environment, text books, workbooks, personal facilitator support and group workshops, including refreshments, are included in the fee. And we don't charge VAT on top of the course fees.
10) Business case for organisations
Aside from the obvious benefits studying a CIPD qualification by CIPD Flexible Learning+ can bring to individuals, there is also a strong business case for organisations to invest in the development of their HR and development teams, and gain the very best return from training budgets.