10 key reasons to choose CIPD Training

1. Contribute to better work and working lives

The CIPD’s purpose is to champion better work and working lives by improving practices in people and organisation development for the benefit of individuals, the economy and society.

When you choose us, you’re choosing to become a more agile and adaptable member of the HR and L&D profession – someone who is capable of achieving results.

As part of the CIPD, we don’t have shareholders, so all the profit we make is re-invested to enable us to work with you and the profession to further champion better work and working lives.

2. A brand you can trust

CIPD Training is uniquely placed to design and deliver learning and development solutions that enable you and your people to acquire the knowledge and skills essential in the world of work today. We know what great HR and L&D looks like, and what professionals need to know, do and deliver to succeed, and we’re committed to developing and delivering programmes that reflect this.

What’s more, we really do understand how training works and we are experts in designing and delivering programmes that provide the tools and motivation to make change happen.

3. Access to the latest research and insights

As a thought-leader on the changing nature of work, workforce and workplace, the CIPD produces research which is designed to keep the HR and L&D profession, employers and the wider business communities up to date with current and emerging trends.

All of our programmes incorporate the thinking, insights, facts and figures from the wealth of knowledge that comes from CIPD’s independent research, so you can be sure that your learning is based on the most up-to-date and credible sources. Plus, we continuously review our programme content to ensure it’s practical and applicable, and addresses current workplace challenges.

4. Learn from the brightest and the best

The tutors and facilitators you’ll meet on our programmes are subject experts, and combine academic expertise with years of hands-on business and industry experience. They are passionate about their specialist areas, and have proven time and time again their ability to facilitate top-quality learning and help translate theories and models into your day-to-day reality.

When you view a course or qualification that you're interested in, you'll see a list of tutors that deliver the programme and their biography. Why not also look them up on Google too! We're proud of the fact that many of our tutors are among the UK's leading experts in their specialist area.

5. Practical and applicable programmes for all

We cover every aspect of HR, L&D and related specialism’s, with over 30 qualification programmes and 100 short course titles at all levels for people at every stage of their career. And, we have a comprehensive range of short course titles in leadership, management, business and personal effectiveness skills.

For your learning to work, it has to be relevant to your workplace. That’s why our programmes focus on providing you with the knowledge, skills and confidence to apply your learning back at work straight away. You’ll explore your own needs and issues, as well as share experiences, challenges and insights with other participants and your expert tutor. We constantly update and improve our programmes to ensure they are aligned with your changing needs and prepare you for the issues facing your profession.

6. Resources to help you back at work

You’ll be given extensive resources to help you put your learning into practice as soon as you return to work. Our qualification programmes in particular provide you with comprehensive documentation and reference material to support your studies.

7. Benefit from our collaborations

We're working with other industry leaders to enhance your learning opportunities...

  • Daniel H. Pink, award-winning author and thought-leader on engagement, motivation and reward, who we're working with to provide the
  • The Learning Performance Institute (LPI), the global institute for learning and development professionals. If you're a CIPD Member, you're entitled to the LPI member discount on their Certified Online Learning Facilitator programme.
  • The British Psychological Society (BPS): all of our courses on psychology in organisations are approved by the BPS Learning Centre for the purposes of continuing professional development
  • The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), with whom we've joined forces to bring our relevant training and continuing professional development
  • The OCM: our coaching and mentoring specialist partners with whom we run our coaching qualifications, all of which are professionally accredited by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) and hold European Quality Awards.

8. Multiple training locations - around the UK and the world

We deliver our publicly run course and qualification programmes at locations around the UK. Our most popular locations are London, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Cardiff. Use the search function on the CIPD's own learning delivery arm home page to find programmes in the location you’re looking for.

We also work with local agents in countries around the world to run a range of open programmes.

Find out about the programmes we run outside the UK

9. Training at your workplace with in-house solutions

We work with hundreds of organisations every year, both in the UK and internationally, to design and deliver in-house learning and development solutions. Our in-house training programmes are delivered at your premises, or the premises of your choice. We can run programmes as they currently feature, or tailor them to suit your particular requirements. We can also work with you to identify, develop and deliver a solution from scratch that meets your particular business needs and learning goals.

Find out about in-house solutions for your organisation

10. So, what's it really like?

Don’t take our word for it! We have a range of videos which give you a deeper insight into what our programmes are really like, including what our learners have to say about us!

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We'll help you make the right choice

We know it is sometimes difficult to know exactly what learning solutions will suit your needs. We have an excellent customer service team who are here to help and advise you. They have a thorough knowledge of content, delivery style and the types of participants who've attended the programme in the past, and can give you objective advice on the most appropriate course to suit your learning requirements. They can also advise you on the availability of places and reserve a course place for you. + 44 (0)20 8612 6202

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