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Training Qualifications


I completed the Certificate In Training Practice Course in 2004. What training courses after this are considered as the next stage from the Certificate in Training Practice course?
Andy Barrett

5 Responses

  1. CIPD vs ITOL
    Andy, if you look in the adverts for most L+D jobs they will be looking for full CIPD membership which is available through many routes. However, having completed a course to get full member status I cant say its made me any better a trainer but has given me awider awareness around HR. There is an organisation called ITOL that is similar to the CIPD but does L+D specific qualifications over and above the CTP. Might be worth a look but what made me go down the CIPD route is that so many employers have jumped on the bandwagon of requiring membership

  2. Advanced qualifications
    The next step up via CIPD is the Professional Development Scheme – info is on their web site.
    The Institute of Training and Occupational Learning ( do a diploma in training and occupational learning.
    Very few independant providers offer diplomas – try either Malpas ( or the National School of Government ( I must declare an interest at this point because I am involved with the National School’s Advanced Diploma in Learning and Development.
    Alternatively, go for a University. Leicester do an MSc in Training, for example.
    Best of luck whichever route you choose.

  3. Certificate in Training practice progression
    I also completed the Certificate in Training Practice last year and I was offered 2 other routes, the first being the HNC in Training practice and the 2nd being Level 4 SVQ in Learning and Development. I chose the 2nd option as I prefer to use evidence of workplace perfomance rather than knowledge based performance.

  4. Training Qualifications
    Following an NVQ level 4 in Learning & Development I undertook a BA(Hons)in Post Compulsory Education & Training followed by an MA in Education.

    This combination I believe gives a good combination and understanding of both delivery and theory. Of course neither serve as substitutes to experience and contextual knowledge of the area in which you aspire to deliver.


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