New CIPD qualifications for Learning and Development
Late in 2009 the CIPD have announced some new qualifications that will supersede the CTP, Certificate in Training Practice. There will be two new qualifications for this market – a level 3 and a level 5 programme.
There are not much in the way of details at the time of writing this however the information given below is provided in good faith and as-is.
The announcement of these two programmes is a first for the CIPD, in that for the first time their qualifications are mapped to the national framework model for professional qualifications. This opens a path for more focussed qualifications linked to the CIPD and the HR/ OD function.
New Level 3 qualification – certificate in learning & development Practice (CLDP or CDP)
These programme are aimes at practitioners, those involved in the design and delivery of learning solutions
New CIPD Certificate in Learning and Development Practice – CLDP or CDP (26 credit points)
|Unit title (table 2)||Credit value||Designation|
|Developing yourself as an effective learning and development (L&D) professional||2||Core|
|Understanding L&D and the organisational context||3||Core|
|Recording, analysing and using L&D information||3||Core|
|Delivering learning and development activities||6||Core|
|Table 3||14 credits|
|Undertaking a learning needs analysis||3||Option|
|Preparing and designing learning and development activities||3||Option|
|Evaluating learning and development activities||3||Option|
|Developing your coaching skills for the workplace||3||Option|
|Developing your mentoring skills for the workplace||3||Option|
|One or two units from the Certificate in HR Practice (see table 2) (maximum of 6 credits only)||6 or 3||Option|
|1. Certificate in L&D Practice (26 credits) Learners will be required to take the core units (total of 14 credit points) and may choose units from the options listed in table 3 (and some from table 2) up to a value of 12 credit points in total. This allows considerable flexibility e.g. 2 x 6 credit units; 4 x 3 credit units; 1 x 6 credit units plus 2 x 3 credit units. Students enrolled on the Certificate in L&D Practice must take units totalling a minimum of 6 credits from the L&D list in table 3.|
|2. Diploma in L&D Practice (38 credits) Learners seeking a Diploma in L&D Practice will be required to take the same core as the certificate and a minimum of four L&D units from table 3, plus units from table 2 to achieve an overall total of 24 credits for the options.|
Level 5 programme: new CIPD Certificate in Learning and Development Management CLDM or DLDM or Diploma in Human Resource Development (DHRD)
This programme is at an intermediate level, and suited to managers of Learning & Development functions.
Table 2 ROC for New CIPD Certificate in Learning and Development Management (26 credit points)
|Unit title (working titles and subject to change)||Credit value||Designation|
|Developing yourself as an effective practitioner||2||Core|
|Analysing the organisational context and the role of L&D||3||Core|
|Managing and co-ordinating the L&D function||3||Core|
|Improving practice in learning and development||6||Core|
|Table 3||14 credits|
|Developing, piloting and evaluating learning and development initiatives||6||Option|
|Facilitating organisational learning and development activities||6||Option|
|Meeting organisational L&D needs through blended learning||6||Option|
|Evaluating learning and development within an organisation||3||Option|
|Working with third party suppliers to deliver organisational learning||3||Option|
|Developing coaching and mentoring within organisations:||3||Option|
|One or two units from the Certificate in Managing Human Resources -maximum of 6 credits only||6 credits maximum||Option|
|1. Certificate in HR Development (26 credits) Learners will be required to take the core units (total of 14 credit points) and may choose units from the options listed in table 3 (and some from table 2) up to a value of 12 credit points in total. This allows considerable flexibility e.g. 2 x 6 credit units; 4 x 3 credit units; 1 x 6 credit units plus 2 x 3 credit units. Students enrolled on the Certificate in HRD must take units totalling a minimum of 6 credits from the HRD list in table 3.|
|2. Diploma in HR Development (38 credits) Learners seeking a Diploma in HRD will be required to take the same core as the certificate and a minimum of four HRD units from table 3, plus units from table 2 to achieve an overall total of 24 credits for the options.|
There appears to be some discrepancy in the documentation available as to the title of this course. I hope that they include the term “management” as this will enable providers and purchasers to apply for public funding where available. Table 1 contains the HRM content and is not reproduced here.
As soon as more information is available on these new qualifications from the CIPD I’ll let you know.
The data in the table is (c) the CIPD
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