Free resources from the CIPD

The CIPD champions better work and working lives. As a result it has a whole host of fantastic free resources for learning and development and HR practitioners. David Hayden showcases some of them, to help you succeed.


There are several highly rated courses available on Future Learn:

  • People Management Skills
  • HR Fundamentals 
  • Inclusive Management and Leadership Skills 

All available here


A regular podcast that occasionally features L&D:


A YouTube channel that has useful videos on topics like learning philosophy:

The CIPD’s Festival of Work conference and exhibition 2023 is completely free to attend this year. It will take place at Kensington Olympia on 7th and 8th June.
The Charity Learning Consortium will be there on stand E94 Details can be found here.

About by David Hayden

David Hayden is the Learning Content Manager (OD&D/L&D) at CIPD


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