CIPD Foundation Certificate in Learning and Development

The Certificate in Learning & Development is a course for trainers in a business environment aimed at existing or potential in-house trainers and training consultants, and those who have training as part of their role. This is a Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) Foundation Level qualification. On successful completion of CLD, you will also gain Associate Membership of the CIPD.


The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development have graded all the CIPD courses offered at Kingston College as Grade I Outstanding.


Course Content

To achieve the Certificate, learners need to achieve 26 credits which are all core units. A further 12 credits, made up of two specialist units, can lead to a Diploma which we will offer subject to sufficient numbers.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements but personal qualities such as motivation and commitment are very important. ICT skills are also very useful. Experience of working in an office environment is required. At course induction, there will be a diagnostic test to determine entry levels for literacy.

Duration and Delivery

Attendance at college will be one evening per week for an academic year (usually Wednesday).  In addition, for one term only, a second evening is needed to meet CIPD requirements.  This is usually the Autumn Term and is on a Thursday evening.  If you are interested please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

Next Start Date: April 2018.


On successful completion of the Certificate or Diploma in Learning and Development, the CIPD offer an Intermediate Level and an Advanced Level. Kingston College will offer the Intermediate Level if enough suitable candidates apply.

Additional Information

The Tuition fee for academic period 2017/2018 is £1,600.00

Students will also be expected to join the CIPD as a student member. CIPD fees are approximately £130.00

The teaching team consists of CIPD qualified and experienced practitioners, all of whom are fully qualified teachers.

Classes will be held at our Kingston College, Kingston Hall Road, Kingston on Thames KT1 2AQ. 

To apply for this course, please follow the application link on this page AND email your CV and/or any questions you may have to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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