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

The Essential plan is great for those people who are solitary learners, (also known as an intrapersonal learner) who prefers learning on their own. You will be self-motivated, enjoy working independently, and learn best when working alone.  It is also ideal for those who can’t commit to scheduled learning, for example workshops at set times, but instead would like to learn when it is convenient for them.

The Professional Plan is great for those people who are social learners, (also known as an interpersonal learner).  Social learners love being around people, working in groups, teams and overall thrives through social interactions. This allows you to bounce ideas off of others and work through complex ideas or problems through dialogue and conversation.  With this delivery you will attend regular workshops and have set submission dates, much like college, it is appealing to those people who like to have a very structured way of studying.

The Immersive Plan can often be helpful for students with additional learning needs, or those who are returning to study after a long time.  It can also be a good way for solitary (intrapersonal learners) who want to study independently but also would like to be able to access a tutor to support parts of the subject matter.  It will also appeal to those people who have a strong leaning to auditory learning.  You will agree your submission dates with your tutor, and they will be available via email to support you when you need it outside of your planned sessions with them.

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 every 2 months. During your enrolment 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 and in the case of being unable to attend.

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

Our Student Care team 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:

  • 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 Team and your personal Student Success Adviser who you can turn to for help.
  • If you have questions about the work itself, a Programme Manager or your Coach will be available to support you via email or an arranged call.

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

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