Professional Plan

If you want a supported distance learning experience that is as close as possible to attending college, our Professional Plan could be for you. You will be studying in a group with a designated tutor – but your classroom is online. The Professional Plan is available for ILM Level 5 and all levels of CIPD qualifications.

We all learn differently

We are approved by the CIPD to teach their qualifications. We have been supporting students through CIPD-accredited training since 2000, so we know that people learn in different ways. That is why we have developed three different learning plans to lead you to the qualification you want. We are here to help you find the route to learning that works for you.

Our three learning plans are: Essential, Professional and Immersive.

Who is this for?

The Professional Plan is likely to suit you if you are:

  • Looking for a structured 'classroom' approach to studying with a set timetable.
  • Keen to study with a group.
  • Comfortable with online workshops, supplemented by independent study, as a way of learning.
  • Happy to wait a short while, if necessary, for the next cohort to launch.
  • An organisation looking to put a small group of learners through a CIPD qualification at the same time. A discount would apply to group bookings.

How does it work?

New cohorts launch bi-monthly. Once you register, you will receive a timetable of online workshops with submission deadlines. You will also have access to the recordings of these webinars, and copies of the PowerPoints included in them, afterwards.

You will also be able to access workbooks and a library of learning materials online. You can have unlimited access to this 24 hours a day for any background reading and work.

Our Student Care package is always available to provide support and help.

What is included?

  • Live webinars and access to recordings of them afterwards.
  • Further learning materials online.
  • Online and telephone support through Student Care.
  • Feedback turnaround times: We ask students to meet deadlines as set in the timetable. In return, we promise to deliver planning feedback within five days of receipt and deliver final, provisional marks within 10 working days. When works comes in on deadline, students regularly receive feedback within 24 hours.

How much does it cost?

 Excluding VATIncluding VAT
Foundation Certificate£2,730£3,276
Associate Diploma£3,630£4,356
Advanced Diploma£5,775£6,930

Students paying in advance get a 10% discount.

The only additional cost you will need to pay is your student membership of the CIPD. This is paid directly to the CIPD, please click the following link for the current CIPD membership prices.

Student Care

You are never just a number to us.  

The care that we offer our students really sets us apart from the competition. 

It can be demoralising and frustrating if you feel that you are studying without the support you need. We want you to enjoy studying with us, so we offer two types of help through our Student Care:

  1. If you have technical challenges, questions about accessing material online, or need to talk about a change in circumstances that is affecting your studies, we have a Student Care Manager who you can turn to for help.
  2. If you have questions about the work itself, a programme manager or senior tutor runs a monthly 'town hall' - an online session where any questions submitted in advance can be answered and discussed.

You will not have to struggle on your own or turn to Google or social media to try and hunt for answers. We are here for you. 

Our Student Care service is available to all our students on EssentialProfessional and Immersive Plans. 

It is particularly helpful to students who subscribe to our Essential Plan, which is accessed online and on demand.  

Students on the Professional Plan are already learning in an online classroom group and the Immersive Plan gives one-to-one personalised learning. But if you are on one of these plans and a problem arises, Student Care is here for you too. 

We are ready to help you take your next step

Get in touch via any of the options below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.