Learning and Development


You’ll find here information on people development, workplace learning, the learning and development function, the learning organisation and culture, learning theory and interventions.

We undertake an Annual Learning and Development Survey which explores current trends and challenges in L&D.

CIPD is also working in a strategic partnership with Towards Maturity to undertake specific L&D related research for example the report L&D: evolving roles, enhancing skills.

Looking for an older report on learning or development which is no longer on the website? The full-text of all our research publications and surveys from 1999 onwards is available to CIPD members from our HR and L&D database.

In 2015 we launched new CIPD qualifications in Learning and Development. These practical entry and intermediate level qualifications have been developed in consultation with the L&D profession, and cover subjects such as digital and collaborative learning and international L&D.

Leaders in Learning network – this free to attend network for senior L&D professionals and managers meets quarterly to network, discuss and explore L&D themes, hear presentations from other network members and socialise. Regional network groups are now running in London, Edinburgh, Newmarket, Bristol and Manchester. Professionals can join the network by invitation or application. If you would like to be a part of CIPD’s Leaders in Learning Network please email Andy Lancaster, Head of L&D at the CIPD.

We also run a vibrant, growing and world renowned Annual Learning and Development Show that brings together the latest thinking in learning and talent development, leadership, coaching, OD, technology and innovation. 

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Aquire the latest L&D knowledge & skills

Various dates

The first online CIPD Level 5 qualifications

Home Learning Centre

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courses and qualifications

Guide to the courses, qualifications and development programmes from CIPD Training. Includes programmes on all areas of Learning and Development, including coaching and mentoring, talent development and digital learning.

CIPD training E-directory

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Factsheets (9)

Survey Reports (7)

Research Reports (7)

Policy Reports (11)

Books  (7) 

Guides (3)

Practical Tools (1)