Study Options

How It Works

We have three levels of support package available:


Our Self Study Plus approach is suitable for eligible self paced learners if you prefer to study alone.  You will need to be able to demonstrate you will be able to progress without the support of a group.  Around half the support on our standard ‘Boost’ package so consider the benefit of that extra cost carefully in terms of added value.  You need to be a confident and focussed learner and be able to put in the effort needed to succeed and meet the CIPD requirements on these challenging programmes.  If you are not progressing on this approach, you will be able to buy additional support.  You are welcome to buy extra coaching as you need it.  You can also topup to the enhanced ‘Boost’ package if you would like get more help from your coach.


Our Boost option is our standard support package with a structured timetable, small groups, live webinars, formative development and built in professional coaching.  This is specially designed for you if you want to really learn, progress and accelerate your career.  This is the package that best suits most of our learners.  We take a bit longer than some centres so you get a chance to build your learning as you go.  We want you to be well prepared by the time your assignment needs tackling so it becomes a consolidation of your learning.

This course is designed to be at a realistic pace so that you can still juggle a busy work life and other commitments.  Your coach will support you and your other students as you learn together about how different organisations work.  You will have regular coaching and feedback on your work as you develop your knowledge, skills and behaviour.  We allocate around 3 hours of 121 coaching in each unit via a combination of feedback on your practice written work and 121 coaching sessions.  You’ll also build a great network of people professionals to stay in touch with long after your programme is completed.  You may start with a single taster unit and upgrade or study unit by unit perhaps to boost your learning on a particular topic if you wish..


This is for you if you want to know that you have more one to one coaching support available throughout your programme.  For example you may want to progress faster or achieve a higher grade, eg a Distinction.  You may not have studied for a long time and want to choose a higher level programme than might be ideal.  This is also the option to choose if you prefer additional guidance via a competence assessed approach – the CIPD Tailored option.  For example you may like some support with your CIPD experience assessment application.  We allocate around 6 hours of coaching for each unit.  You can choose this option for just one unit if you are particularly struggling at any point.

Get in touch for more information or to book a no-obligation call about how we could help. Get a free CV review.

Whichever option you choose you will gain from our personalised approach with support from one of our highly experienced CIPD coaches.


Get in touch to request an information pack and arrange your FREE no obligation discussion. We look forward to helping you to choose the best programme for your needs.


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12-20 Oxford Street
Newbury RG14 1JB

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