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CIPD Course - Associate Diploma Organisational Learning & Development Level 5

CIPD - Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development
30 Weeks Duration
Tue & Thu: : 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM + 1 Sat Workshop
Start/End Date
15/10/2024 - 12/06/2025
Tuition & Exam Fees
€2700.00 - 20% Discount Incl.
Deposit €150
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How does this CIPD Course benefit your career:

Advance Your HR Career with Professional Academy CIPD Courses in Dublin.  Enhance your HR expertise and skillset with our CIPD-accredited courses at Dorset College Dublin, designed to empower professionals with cutting-edge HR knowledge, industry insights, and HR best practices.  This CIPD Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning & Development Level 5 course provides comprehensive training and accreditation in strategic HR practices and solid platform in learning and development in business for those pursuing a career in HR management across diverse industries.

Our accredited CIPD qualifications equip you with essential skills for success in the ever-evolving HR landscape.  The CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) Organisational Learning and Development Programme, with a duration of 30 weeks, is a valuable investment in your professional development, leading to increased job opportunities, career advancement, CV-enhancing qualifications, and improved earning potential.  The Level 5 CIPD Course Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development offers a broad understanding of learning and development specialist areas.

Gain the ability to contribute strategic insights and provide informed analysis on the benefits of organisational learning and development.  Benefit from the expertise of highly qualified and industry-experienced lecturers.  Develop the confidence and skills to create a motivating learning environment where employees can grow, continuously develop, and contribute valuable insights to your organisation. For more information, please contact our professional courses advisor at [email protected].

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Student Profile:

This CIPD course is designed for professionals in training, learning, organisational development, talent development, and human resources. It is also suitable for those aspiring to pursue careers in these dynamic fields.  Managers who are involved in HR/training without a specialist function who would benefit from professional membership of CIPD.  Mature Applicants with relevant life and work experience.  An ideal progression route for those who have completed the CIPD Course Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice.  Enhance your expertise and career prospects with our comprehensive training.  

Competence in spoken and written English.  There are no specific Academic prerequisites for this course.

Organisational Performance and Culture in Practice (Core)

This CIPD Module examines:

  • The different types of organisation structures, including the reasons underpinning them.
  • How organisational corporate strategies are shaped by the business and external contexts.
  • How people practices impact on organisational systems and structures.
  • Theories and models which examine organisational and human behaviour.

Change management approaches:

  • The definition of diversity and inclusion;
  • overview of current diversity and inclusion legislation;
  • impact of no diversity and inclusion within culture;
  • Theories and models of organisational culture and how people practices impact on organisational culture and behaviour.
  • Well-being at work and the different factors which impact well-being.
  • The relationship between the employee life-cycle and HR work.
  • Consultation and communication processes; stakeholder analysis; needs analysis activities.

Learning Outcomes (LOs)
Upon successful completion of this unit learners will:

L.O 1. Understand the connections between organisational structure, strategy and the business operating environment.
L.O 2. Understand organisational culture and theoretical perspectives on how people behave at work.
L.O 3. Understand how people practice, supports the achievement of business goals and objectives.

Module Code: 5CO01            Module Credit Value: ECTS 7

Evidence based Practice (Core)

What is evidence-based practice?

  • Making decisions based on ‘effective thinking’ and sound evidence;
  • Analysis tools and methods used in people practice including questioning and checking validity of sources and validity of ‘evidence’
  • Principles of critical thinking.
  • Ethical perspectives: theories of ethics.

Analysis tools and methods:

  • How to identify key insights into a people practice issue.
  • Decision-making processes
  • Measures of work and people performance calculations and how to collate key findings. 

Learning Outcomes (LOs)
Upon successful completion of this unit learners will:

L.O 1. Understand strategy for effective critical thinking and decision making.
L.O 2.  Understand the importance of decision making strategies to solve people practice issues.
L.O 3 Be able to measure the impact and value of people practice to the organisation.

Module Code: 5CO02            Module Credit Value: ECTS 6

Professional behaviours and valuing people (Core)

This Module examines:

  • The CIPD Profession Map and the concept of ‘professional integrity’.
  • Recognise how personal and ethical values can be applied in the context of people practice.
  • How to take responsibility and how to recognise when and how you would raise matters which conflict with ethical values or legislation.
  • How to reflect on your own approach to working inclusively and building positive working relationships with others.
  • Explore how the role of a people professional is evolving and the implications this has for continuing professional development; how CPD activities impact on personal behaviour and performance and formal\informal CPD activities.

Learning Outcomes (LOs)
Upon successful completion of this unit learners will:

LO 1. Be able to demonstrate professional and ethical behaviours, in the context of people.
LO 2. Be able to champion inclusive and collaborative strategies for building positive working relationships.
LO 3. Be able to demonstrate personal commitment to learning, professional development and performance improvements.

Module Code: 5CO03            Module Credit Value: ECTS 5

Supporting Self-Directed & Social Learning (Specialist unit)

This CIPD Module examines and considers:

  • The Concepts of, and connections between, self-directed and social learning.
  • Assess theories of learner differences and the validity and relevance of learning styles.
  • How digital and technological innovation are encouraging and enabling self-directed and social learning.
  • Principles underpinning the curation of learning resources for self-directed and social learning.
  • How to develop guidance which encourages and supports learners to be the curators of resources for one another.

Learning Outcomes (LOs)
Upon successful completion of this unit learners will:

L.O 1. Understand theoretical concepts of self-directed and social learning.
L.O 2.  Understand how to encourage and engage individuals in self-directed and social learning and Development activities.
L.O 3. Be able to support self-directed and social learning through the curation of learning resources.

Module Code: 5LD01            Module Credit Value: ECTS 6

Learning and Development design to create value (Specialist unit)

This CIPD Module examines and considers:

  • Factors to be considered when designing learning and development activities including for dispersed workforces and how inclusivity and accessibility can be built into learning and development at design stage.
  • How to identify organisational learning needs and key principles and to conduct key stakeholder analysis to identify areas of need in relation to learning and development activity.
  • Adult learning and motivation theories, for example behaviourist, cognitive, constructivist and social constructivist theories
  • How to design a learning and development solution which addresses and combines identified learning and development objectives.

Learning Outcomes (LOs)
Upon successful completion of this unit learners will:

L.O 1. Understand the legal, cultural, logistical, financial and learner factors to be considered when designing learning and development.
L.O 2.  Be able to establish learning and development needs in relation to organisational objectives.
L.O 3. Be able to design engaging learning and development solutions underpinned by learning theory that address identified objectives.

Module Code: 5LD02            Module Credit Value: ECTS 6

Facilitate personalised and performance focused learning (Specialist unit)

This CIPD Module examines and considers:

  • The Internal and external factors when preparing for learning and development activities.
  • How to prepare a range of personalised, accessible learning resources to enhance learning.
  • Techniques for monitoring the effectiveness of learning activities.
  • What ‘transfer of learning’ means, its significance in workplace learning and strategies for supporting the transfer of learning from learning and development activities to the workplace.
  • The role of line managers in supporting transfer of learning for their team members, and how learning and development can support them in this.

Learning Outcomes (LOs)
Upon successful completion of this unit learners will:

L.O 1. Be able to prepare for an engaging and impactful learning and development activity.
L.O 2. Be able to deliver a learning and development activity using effective and inclusive facilitation methods.
L.O 3. Understand strategies which support the transfer of learning to the workplace.

Module Code: 5LD03            Module Credit Value: ECTS 6

Advances in Digital Learning and Development (Option 1)

This CIPD Module examines and considers:

  • How the development of technology and digital collaboration impacts the design and delivery of learning and development
  • The Risks and challenges posed by technology-based learning and development
  • How to develop engaging learning content to address a specific need. Identifying a clear need
  • How a live online learning activity can differ from facilitation of a face-to-face learning activity and the implications of this
  • The main skills required to facilitate online learning, including reference to your own development plan.

Learning Outcomes (LOs)
Upon successful completion of this unit learners will:

L.O 1. Understand technological development in learning and development.
L.O 2. Be able to create engaging digital learning content to meet specific purposes.
L.O 3. Be able to apply a range of online facilitation functions and techniques to deliver an effective live online Learning activity.

Module Code: 5OS02            Module Credit Value: ECTS 6

Diversity and Inclusion (Option 2)

 This CIPD Module examines:

  • Diversity and inclusion in organisations for employees, customers and wider stakeholders including barriers to achieving diversity and inclusion;
  • How to develop approaches to strengthen diversity and inclusion within organisational policies and practices.
  • The role of managers and leaders in creating a positive culture
  • How to engender a culture of diversity and inclusion among workers and other stakeholders.

Learning Outcomes (LOs)
Upon successful completion of this unit learners will:

L.O 1.  Understand the importance of embracing diversity and inclusion in organisations.
L.O 2. Be able to ensure diversity and inclusion is reflected and promoted in the organisations.
L.O 3.  Be able to embed best practice approaches to diversity and inclusion.

Module Code: 5OS05            Module Credit Value: ECTS 6


Transition Arrangements

Learners who have successfully completed any of the CIPD Modules below are eligible for exemption from equivalent unit in new Qualification:  Evidence to support the request must be provided and verified.

Transition arrangements are available to those
who have successfully completed:
Equivalent unit in new Qualification
Successful completion of 5DBS
Designing and Developing Digital and
Blended Learning solutions.
5OS02 Advances in Digital Learning and Development


Live Online Learning

CIPD Courses At Dorset College Dublin are now 100% Online:  You can now up-skill or re-skill from the comfort of your own home with expert led industry experienced lecturers who will provide you with inspirational lectures and all support materials you need to achieve your goals. Download the Brochure

How to Apply

The Application Steps:

  • To apply for this course, simply submit the online application form
  • Upload Your Photo ID
  • You will be requested to pay a minimum deposit of €150.

Following that, we will be in touch with you to conduct an online interview, to ensure that you are the perfect fit for this course.

The CIPD Course Advisor can be contacted at: [email protected].

Assessment & Awards

Assessment for the Level 5 CIPD Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development Course is employer driven and aimed at real scenarios that learners may encounter in their future career.

  • NOTE: You must be registered with CIPD as a student member for the duration of your course.  If you are not an active member CIPD will be unable to moderate your assessments, provide you with a results or award your qualification.
  • Learners must complete all seven units successfully to achieve the Award.
  • Provisional results will be issued by Dorset College; however, the result that leads to the award of the CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development will be confirmed and released after CIPD Moderation.
  • The qualification is not graded and learners will receive a Pass or Fail.

Award (Credit Value: 42 Credits)

CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development Qualification.
The designation of CIPD Associate Membership and the designation “Assoc CIPD” after your name.

This qualification is equivalent to Level 7 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ)  and  Level 5 in the UK's Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

Career & Academic Progression

The Next Steps

A Career evening will be conducted by the Programme Leader to provide information and answer any questions you may have, on how you see your career progressing with CIPD Qualifications.

The skills and expertise gained will enable you to work in roles including:

  • Organisational Design and Development
  • Learning & Development Specialist
  • L&D Manager / Consultant
  • Employee Experience Manager
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • HR Shared Services

Progression opportunities
Successful achievement of the CIPD Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development will allow progression onto the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management or the CIPD Level 7 Diploma in Strategic Learning and Development.  Download the Brochure

Flexible Payment Terms

To secure a place on this course a non-refundable deposit of €150 applies and the remainder paid in instalments. You have the flexibility of using our online payment facility to manage your course payments at any time, from the comfort of your own home.

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Course Fee: €2550 + €150 (CIPD Membership Fee) = €2700 (full fee)
20% Discount Included In Course Fee: €2700

Payment Plan (20% discount fee)

Deposit: €150
1st Instalment: €637.50 01/10/2024
2nd Instalment: €637.50 12/11/2024
3rd Instalment: €637.50 14/01/2025
4th Instalment: €637.50 25/02/2025


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