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CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in Learning and Development Practice

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Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional Campus: Central Brighton Campus Assessment: Written assignments (one per module) Qualification: CIPD Diploma in Learning and Development Practice Level 3

Why this course?

Do you want to study to become a trainer? This benchmark course is structured to improve your skills and knowledge of basic training and related areas.

You will learn the importance of learning and development within the wider organisation to develop as an effective professional. You will be introduced to the concept of documenting relevant information so it can be interpreted and used beneficially, and study how to deliver related activities. 

Comprising of six units, you will need to allocate a minimum of two hours self-directed study per week.


Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
CM0106-1C 23 Jan 2019 Central Brighton Wednesday 5.30pm - 8.30pm 36 weeks £1,265.00 Apply

The fee listed is the full course cost. Discounts may be available depending on your circumstances.

Entry requirements

An interview is required for this course.

You will be introduced to the concept of documenting relevant information so it can be interpreted and used beneficially, and also study how to deliver related activities. You will need to be able to set aside extra hours to complete this intensive study of approximately two hours per week.

CIPD membership is not included in the course fees.

Entry requirements

Course units

The Learning & Development Certificate consists of six units:

1. Becoming an Effective Learning and Development Practitioner
This unit enables learners to develop a deep understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by L&D practitioners, and the importance of continuing professional development (CPD). 

2. Learning and Development and the Organisation
This unit enables learners to develop their understanding of organisations, the reasons they are established and the factors that differentiate them, and their operating environments.  

3. Identifying Learning and Development Needs
This unit supports the development of the skills required to undertake an effective identification of others’ learning needs. 

4. Designing Learning and Development Activities
This unit aims to develop the knowledge and skills required to become an effective designer of learning activity.  

5. Delivering Learning and Development Activities
This unit takes learners through the essential stages of preparing for and delivering an inclusive and effective L&D activity for a group of learners.  

6. Evaluating Learning and Development Activities
This unit develops learners understanding of the reasons for evaluation and the different approaches that can be taken to evaluating L&D activities.

Credit values


CodeNameCredit value
3BEPBecoming an Effective Learning and Development Practitioner4
3LDOLearning and Development and the Organisation4
3LDNIdentifying Learning and Development Needs3
3DESDesigning Learning and Development Activities6
3DELDelivering Learning and Development Activities6
3ELDEvaluating Learning and Development Activities       3


Why the MET?

  • Access to quality teaching resources, rooms and studios
  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • Library and computing facilities
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks
  • A travel agency and a hair and beauty salon which are both open to the public and offer exceptional value
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