Are you ready to deepen your expertise in strategic L&D? Learn how to design your organisation for optimum success, develop your leaders and managers – and create a learning culture to accelerate people’s careers.

Is this qualification right for me?

This qualification is perfect for you if you’re ready to lead your workforce forward. You’ll develop your skillset to attain the autonomy and acumen you need to shape management strategy and policy. You’ll also gain the advanced skills you need to make the greatest impact on your organisation.

What will I learn?

You’ll study 4 core units + 3 specialist units + the choice of 1 optional unit:

Core units:

  • Work and working lives in a changing business environment
  • People management and development strategies for performance
  • Personal effectiveness, ethics and business acumen
  • Business research in people practice

Specialist units:

  • Organisational design and development
  • Leadership and management development in context
  • Designing learning to improve performance

Optional units:

  • Advanced employment law in practice
  • Technology enhanced learning
  • Advanced diversity and inclusion
  • Managing people in an international context
  • Well-being at work

Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning and Development at a glance

Perfect for
L&D professionals keen to lead, work strategically, and shape the future of the profession

Typical job titles
Head of L&D Learning Design Lead
Learning Design Lead
Head of Organisational  Development
Head of Employee Experience

Membership attained
CIPD Associate, with the potential to apply for Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow, depending on your experience

Average completion time
16-24 months

Qualification level
The Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning and Development is comparable to Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF) Level 7 in England and Northern Ireland. Find out more here

Why study a CIPD qualification?

CIPD qualifications are recognised by employers as a global standard of excellence. Your qualification also gives you CIPD membership, connecting you to a deeply informed and influential network of people professionals worldwide - and a path to life-long learning.

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