Our learning philosophy

Our award-winning learning approach ensures a rewarding learning experience.

We design our courses to be practical, applicable and effective to support people professionals to challenge the status quo, inspire action and influence change. 

Our learning philosophy is a statement of key principles that guide the design and delivery of all our learning solutions and that we ask all our learning designers and facilitators to follow. They include: 

  • Our learning design must address unique learner and team needs and apply findings from behavioural science for effective learning transfer.
  •  Our learning design and delivery must provide room for pre-thinking, participation, experimentation with critical reflection and reflexive practice. 
  • Learners should be encouraged to explore things that will make a difference in their context as part of a life-long learning process. 
  • Learning communities and conversations must be encouraged and facilitated through face-to-face and online networking. 

Using these guiding principles, we’ve developed a suite of rich and engaging learning programmes that are impactful and measurable, and are aligned to the Profession Map, the international benchmark for the people profession. 

Choose your preferred learning option from in-person courses, virtual classrooms or self-directed online learning you can complete at your own pace. 

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Face to face courses

These in-person courses enable you to engage with peers face to face, in a highly interOur learning philosophyactive learning environment, led by skilled trainers who are experts in their field.

Online tutor-led classes

These live interactive virtual classes, led by skilled tutors, give you all the learning benefits of a cohort-based classroom setting without having to travel anywhere

On-demand self-directed learning

Our cutting-edge self-directed courses enable you to learn at your own pace, when and where you want it, on the CIPD Learning hub, our online learning platform.

The profession map

Our courses are aligned to the
Profession Map

The Profession Map sets the international standards for the people profession. 

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