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Thank you very much for the advice from my first post 'Getting into Training'. I am applying for jobs in training departments as an administrator or trainee so hopefully I'll have a positive result from this. I have had a look at the other questions in training zone regarding qualifications and was wondering if I could get some advice. I'd like to support my experience with qualifications and as I'm based in Edinburgh I am looking at distance based courses. I probably wouldn't be able to afford the CIPD-CTP course but I noticed that there is a distance learning course Certificate in Training Practice offered by the University of Leicester. Is this qualification recognised at the same level as the CIPD-CTP course? Also I was wondering if anyone has any comments on whether studying for the CTP at Leicester is more or less advantageous than studying the MSc they offer in Training? I would appreciate any advice as I am fully prepared to work and study at the same time. I'm just unsure of whether there are any advantages or disadvantages of each course which may affect the jobs that I may want to apply for in the future!
Jenni Tan

2 Responses

  1. CTP Low Cost

    If you study this coure with CIPD trainers it will cost you a fortune – approx £7K. If you study the same course at a local uni or college, it will only cost approx £800. It’s the same qualification, same certificate (CIPD) but it’s delivered by other tutors.

    It’s worth having a look around

    Good luck


  2. Try and get the right course for your current need.
    Hi Jenni,

    Good luck with the applications. The courses you mention are both good programmes, I’m doing the Leicester MSc programme at the moment and the materials are very good. As you are looking to develop your career in training, the CTP approach will give you a more practical programme where you can develop trainer skills and look at how training works in an organisation. An MSc delivers quite a lot of strategy and policy based learning, both organisationally and (inter)nationally. As such it might be better to go for the MSc once you’ve progressed further in your training role and career.
    Hope this helps.



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