CIPD qualifications learner information

Guided learning hours (GLH)

Guided learning hours, or GLH, is the time spent by a learner being taught or instructed under the direct supervision of a lecturer, supervisor, or tutor. This can either be online or face-to-face and can include class time, tutorials, live online sessions, and structured online learning.

Total qualification time (TQT) /Notional hours

Total qualification time, or TQT, is the total number of hours it is estimated that an average learner will take to complete a qualification. It includes GLH as well as independent study time, reading and preparation for scheduled sessions and assessment which is not undertaken under the supervision of a lecturer, supervisor or tutor. For Advanced qualifications, this is known as total notional hours.

Credit Values

Each qualification has been assigned credit. Credit is calculated by dividing TQT/notional hours by 10. For example, if the TQT for a qualification is 240 hours, the credit value for that qualification is 240 divided by ten which equals 24 credits.

Foundation Qualification

Associate Qualifications

Advanced Qualifications

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