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CIPD
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
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CIPD
Advance your career in HR and Learning & Development

As an Approved Center of CIPD in the Middle East, we are pleased to offer CIPD Level 3 and Level 5 training to HR and L&D professionals. With PwC's Academy CIPD training programme, you get one of the highest number of face-to-face contact hours with faculty who have deep industry expertise and experience in the Middle East. Our faculty and course materials are CIPD approved. To support your preparation, we also offer you access to additional study resources and go the extra mile with assessment support and tutorials. Our training programme is offered as open courses in UAE and KSA can also be customised for in-house requirements.

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100+
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CIPD approved
CIPD
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Hybrid
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CIPD
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

At PwC’s Academy our focus is to make sure you have all the knowledge, skills and training to become CIPD qualified. With one of the highest number of face-to-face contact hours in the Middle East, we offer unparalleled support to ensure that participants have all the knowledge, skills and training to become CIPD qualified.

Getting qualified with us is simple and flexible
You can learn at your own pace, with one-on-one support from our experienced tutors whenever you need it.

Get the best of both worlds with in-class training with expert tutors and live online classes
From the minute you enrol with us, right till the end till when you receive your certificate, we are here to guide and support you at every step of the way.

CIPD
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Our aim is simple! To help you become CIPD qualified.

Our training programme has a balanced structure, combining classroom sessions with group work, one to one support, skills development and collaborative learning. In addition to the face-to-face contact hours, you will have access to an online portal, study resources such as textbooks and workbooks, and additional support from the facilitator as required.

CIPD
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice is suitable for you if are new to the HR role or have served in HR for a number of years but have no previous formal qualification.
If you are seeking a career in human resources, you have the option of furthering your education and enhancing the certification by completing additional units of the Foundation Diploma in Human Resources.

CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management is ideal for you if you are an experienced HR professional seeking to advance your management expertise, or want to work as an independent consultant in HR, or if you are responsible for HR operations in an organisation where HR is not a specialist function. You must either have the required job experience or the Level 3 certification to be eligible for the Associate Diploma in People Management.

CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning & Development is ideal you if you are an experienced L&D professional aiming to boost your management skills, or want to work as an independent consultant in HR, or if you are responsible for L&D operations in an organisation where L&D is not a specialist function.

CIPD
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

There are no formal education requirements. If your educational background is not in English, you may be required to take a pre-assessment to exhibit a high level of verbal and written English before being admitted to a CIPD Programme.

You will be placed on the most appropriate level based on your prior work experience, educational background and initial diagnostic interview. Contact us for a one-on-one consultation to assess your eligibility and the suitable level for you.

CIPD
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development


To earn the CIPD Certificate, you must first enroll as a student member of CIPD before enrolling in the training program.
You are required to pass each unit to obtain the qualification. For every assessment, you will either receive a Pass or Refer. If you receive a Refer on the first submission, you will have an opportunity to submit again. If you receive a Refer on your second submission as well, you will be required to redo the module.

You must pass all modules within the specified time frame in order to successfully complete the qualification.

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the professional body for HR and People development. CIPD is committed to championing better work and working lives, building HR capabilities, shaping ideologies and setting standards for best practices. CIPD has been setting the benchmark for excellence in HR and Learning and Development for more than 100 years with 140,000 members globally and already has more than 2000 members in the Middle East. To know more about CIPD Middle East, click here.

Course structure

 

 

CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice

The CIPD Level 3 certification will provide you with a firm foundation in all aspects of Human Resources. It will help you develop critical HR skills and provides you with the courage and expertise to perform more efficiently, thus bringing value to the HR role and the organisation. Four core modules which must be completed to achieve the certificate.
 

- Business, culture and change context (3CO01)

- Principles of analytics (3CO02)

- Core behaviours for people professionals (3CO03)

- Essentials of people practice (3CO04)
 

CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management

The CIPD Level 5 HR certification will give you a comprehensive viewpoint on the organisational challenges that HR practitioners face which allows you to further strengthen your analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. To earn the Diploma, participants need to complete 3 core modules, 3 specialist HR units, and 1 optional unit.

 

Core modules
- Organisational performance and culture in practice (5CO01)

- Evidence-based practice (5CO02)

- Professional behaviours and valuing people (5CO03)


Specialist HR Units
- Employment relationship management (5HR01)

- Talent management and workforce planning (5HR02)

- Reward for performance and contribution (5HR03)


Optional Units
- Diversity and inclusion (5OS05)

- Well-being at work (5OS07)

CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning & Development

The CIPD Level 5 Qualification in Learning and Development will give you a comprehensive viewpoint on the organisational challenges that L&D practitioners face. To earn the Diploma, you need to complete 3 core modules, 3 specialist HR units, and 1 optional unit.


Core modules
- Organisational performance and culture in practice (5CO01)

- Evidence-based practice (5CO02)

- Professional behaviours and valuing people (5CO03)


Specialist HR Units
- Supporting self-directed and social learning (5LD01)

- Learning and development design to create value (5LD02)

- Facilitate personalised and performance focused learning (5LD02)

 

Optional Units
- Specialist employment law (5OS01)

- Diversity and inclusion (5OS05)

- Leadership and management development (5OS06)

- Well-being at work (5OS07)

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Frequently asked questions

What are the eligibility criteria?

There are no formal educational prerequisites. If your educational background is not in English, you must demonstrate a high standard of verbal and written English to be admitted to a CIPD Programme. You may be required to complete a pre-assessment to demonstrate your English language competence.

Which qualification and level is best suited for me?

In order to determine the most suitable level for you, we will conduct a short initial diagnostic assessment (on the phone or face to face) and then recommend the level that would be best suited to your education, experience and goals.

Are there any exemptions?

You may be eligible for exemptions, credit transfers or recognition of prior learning if you have studied similar modules previously. Contact us with evidence of your certificate of achievement and we will discuss eligibility on a case-by-case basis.

How long will the course take?

Typically, you can complete the training for the certificate programme in 6-12 months and the diploma in 6-15 months. There are several programme formats to suit your schedule. It will take approximately 3 months after you submit your final assessment to receive your certificate from CIPD.

How am I graded?

There are no exams in CIPD. You will be assessed on an on-going basis on completion of: 

  • Written assignments such as reports, essays, and case studies
  • Personal development plans
  • Interviews, performance reviews and other skill based assessments.

For every assessment, you will either receive a Pass or Refer. If you receive a Refer on your first submission, you will have an opportunity to submit again. If you receive a Refer on your second submission as well, you will be required to redo the module. You must pass all modules in order to successfully complete the qualification. 

What support will I receive?

As a student at PwC’s Academy, you will receive support and guidance throughout your qualification. Some examples of the support mechanisms we have in place are: 

  • Half Hour Club: Trainers are available to answer questions or clear doubts on any topics you wish to discuss 30 minutes before/after class. 
  • Tutorial Webinars: These webinars are designed to provide guidance on assessments and writing structure
  • Support Courses: We regularly run support courses on various topics to help you develop essential study skills 

Our trainers are also readily available to provide any additional support you may need outside the classroom. 

How do I become a CIPD Member?

In order to receive your CIPD Certificate, you will need to enroll as a Student Member with CIPD prior to enrolling for the training programme. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have paid your membership fees and registered as a student with CIPD. Upon successful completion of the programme, you will be eligible to apply for Associate Membership and use the designation Associate CIPD next to your name. You can progress to Chartered or Fellow membership based on your experience. 

What are the fees for CIPD membership?

If you are studying the CIPD qualification, you are required to join as a Student member at the start of your qualification. To join, you will need to pay a subscription fee of approximately GBP 130. To maintain your membership, you will need to pay membership fees to CIPD annually.

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