The CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, chose AVADO to help them deliver globally accessible online qualifications based on their 20+ years’ experience of building digital learning and online communities, with exclusive partners including Google and the International Olympic Committee. The partnership combines the CIPD’s subject matter expertise and thought leadership with AVADO’s online learning excellence, delivering a transformative learning experience.

Launched in May 2015, the CIPD L&D Intermediate Certificate and Diploma programme was the first CIPD qualification to be offered 100% online and was developed by the organisation’s L&D experts and industry figures, including Laura Overton, Clive Shepherd and Stella Collins.

Andy Lancaster, Head of Learning & Development Content at the CIPD, commented on the news:

'This is a fitting tribute to the brilliant L&D team at the CIPD and AVADO that showed creative thinking, dedication and a commitment to design and deliver excellent learning and student experience. The programme was set up to respond to the increasing demand of people needing to access learning remotely, helping us to help L&D professionals champion better work and working lives anywhere, anytime.'

Amy Crawford, Managing Director of Professional Qualifications at AVADO added:

'We are absolutely delighted to have been recognised by the panel at Learning Technologies for a programme that has been truly pioneering and I am truly proud to be part of such a unique, collaborative partnership with CIPD.'

The award-winning L&D qualification addresses a widening digital skills gaps in the profession, highlighted in the CIPD’s 2015 ‘L&D: Evolving Roles, Enhancing Skills’ research report, produced with Towards Maturity. The programme’s successes, highlighted in the winning submission, include a rise of 1300% in numbers taking L&D qualifications over one year, and a shift in learner confidence in digital skills capability rising from 35% to 92% during studying.

Following the success of the L&D programme, the partnership now offers online HR qualifications, mirroring the same exemplary learning methodology.

Find out more about these award-winning qualifications.

About AVADO:

AVADO is dedicated to delivering learning to help individuals and companies grow. With an active community of over 20,000 students, they are the UK’s largest online learning provider for professional qualifications.

About the CIPD:

The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. The not-for-profit organisation champions better work and working lives and has been setting the benchmark for excellence in people and organisation development for more than 100 years. It has a community of more than 140,000 members across the world, provides thought leadership through independent research on the world of work, and offers professional training and accreditation for those working in HR and learning and development. 

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0207 924 5656
CIPD Press Enquiries

Helen Ablett / Ben Rathe / Katie Flynn
Tel: 020 8612 6400

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