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Course Overview

CIPD Intermediate Diploma in Human Resource Development provides the perfect platform to develop your learning, knowledge and skills in your current job role. This is a day-release course (a system of allowing employees days off work to go on educational courses) designed for those who has completed the CIPD Foundation Certificate in Learning and Development (L&D). Edinburgh College is one of the only providers of this course in Scotland. Upon successful completion you will automatically become an Associate Professional Member of CIPD enhancing your employment and promotional prospects even further. 

What You Will Learn
  • Developing Professional Practice in L&D 
  • Understanding the Context of L&D 
  • Using Information, Metrics and Developing Business Cases for L&D 
  • Implementing Coaching and Mentoring 
  • Developing Leadership and Management Skills  
  • Enhancing Participant Engagement in the Learning Process 
  • Designing and Developing Digital and Blended Learning Solutions 
Entry Requirements
  • There are no formal entry requirements, but you will need appropriate work experience in the industry 
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • You will be continually assessed through practical assignments. 
Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
  • You will be invited to attend an interview to assess if this is the correct course for you 
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • CIPD Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Development 
Career Opportunities
  • This course will enhance your learning and development skills and allow progression in your career which can lead to a promotion or a senior job role 
Number Of Days Per Week
  • 1 day per week (Thursday 2.15pm-7pm) 
Course Cost And Funding Options
Fee: £2295 Sighthill evening (year 1)
Student Stories
Thirty-two-year-old Sebastian Stadelmeier moved from Poland and came to Edinburgh College. He now graduates with HND in Human Resource Management. 

Seb also leaves with a Principal’s Award for Academic Excellence in Business after consistently scoring highly in his graded units and completing a CIPD course alongside his HND. Read more about his Edinburgh College journey. Seb said: 

“I feel really privileged to receive the Prize. It makes me feel proud and proves that hard work pays off. The best thing about college are the lecturers definitely!! They are a great source of knowledge and experience and a great level of support. During my HND I was working at the same time as well as studying a CIPD course at Edinburgh College in the evening. I was a very busy, but the lecturers were very flexible and supported me a lot! 

From studying at Edinburgh College I have moved straight to MSc HRM course in Edinburgh Napier University. I started working in HR when I was studying my HND. My plan is to finish my masters and then find suitable employment that will correspond to my interests and qualifications.” 

Read more of our student stories here. 
Start Date and Time


This course will start on…
  • Tuesday 15/09/2020
End Date


This course will end on...
  • Friday 18/06/2021
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