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CIPD approved classroom courses in the UK London. Acacia Learning offer professional HR training delivered by industry experts. Enrol with us today.


We have been providing high quality learning solutions for over ten years. We offer a mix of professional qualifications in HR, L&D and Accounting together with a range of innovative and complimentary short courses, all designed to improve your business function and meet organisational goals.

All our courses are run by experienced industry practitioners and we pride ourselves in offering innovative study options for our professional courses that allow you to mix and match your study to fit flexibly around your personal and professional life. Our Short Course Programme is inspired by an acknowledgment that L&D professionals and business leaders now need to expand their skills and knowledge beyond that traditionally provided by professional training. This allows their organisations to be agile, resilient and innovative enough to survive the modern world they operate in.

We offer a public programme of courses with regular start dates as well as the option to run tailored in-house courses to meet the specific business needs of your organisation.

Why Acacia?

  • Courses are led by well-respected, high quality course leaders working on the forefront of new thinking and practices.
  • We have been identified as a CIPD top quality elite training centre.
  • We offer a unique programme of short courses unlike any of those found elsewhere in the marketplace.
  • Our in-house programmes are carefully tailored to meet your organisation’s specific needs.
  • We have been driving people management and accounting standards globally for over ten years.


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Acacia Learning

26 Havelock Walk


SE23 3HG


Nearest station

milesForest Hill

( 0.1 miles)

Elverson Road

( 1.6 miles)

Liverpool Street

109-117, Middlesex Street


E1 7JF


Nearest station

milesFenchurch Street

( 0.2 miles)

Liverpool Street

( 0.1 miles)

Subject strengths

We offer a range of open and bespoke courses dedicated to providing the very best in CIPD and AAT professional qualifications, all at highly competitive prices. You will be taught by highly experienced industry practitioners and have access to our online blended learning materials to support you.

How our professional courses are delivered:

Our classroom sessions are offered in different formats to allow your study to fit flexibly around your personal and professional life. Formats offered include block weekend, block weekday or evening classes. The number of block classes you would need to attend ranges from 5 to 20 depending on the qualification. Evening classes run one evening per week and will take place over 3 months to 2 years, depending on the chosen course.

Acacia Learning course prices include:

  • Attendance at all workshops
  • Course materials for each module available on our Student Hub
  • Slides and any resources provided by tutors
  • 24-hour access to learning materials online
  • Voucher to purchase the recommended core textbook (e-book version) for the course
  • Flexibility to study modules at different venues and in different study modes to suit your lifestyle

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Student life

Fit your studies around your work and personal commitments

Once you know which modules you need to complete for your qualification you can see where and when we are running them across our different venues. There is no set order in which you need to take your modules, so you can mix and match where and how you take each module to build your own personal programme with dates and locations that suit you best.

Flexible study routes

Individuals with relevant work experience may be able to complete a flexible fast track competency route based on demonstrable experience for all of the Foundation and Intermediate programmes and much of the Advanced programmes. In most cases, a CIPD Competency Learning course is the preferred option for those constrained by work or personal schedules, giving them the opportunity to study at their own pace, with personalised tuition from experienced industry practitioners.

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You can study courses in the following locations:

  • London - Central
  • London - Bloomsbury
  • London - London Bridge
  • London - Liverpool Street
  • Hertfordshire - St Albans & Welwyn Garden City
  • Buckinghamshire - High Wycombe
  • Blended Learning via an online platform

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How to enrol

PERSONALISED CONSULTATION: Take advantage of our free personalised consultations to discuss which course and study route is the best for you. Just visit our website or call and speak with one our friendly course advisors.

READY TO ENROL: If you're ready to enrol please visit our website and complete the enrolment form online.

COMPETENCY BASED LEARNING: If you're working in HR or L&D at the moment you may be suitable for our Competency Based learning approach.  This is a flexible route that offers acknowledgement of ‘experience already gained’ in a HR role. With the support of a tutor you will devise a course of study and as evidence you produce a portfolio of work and an assignment.

Contact us today and start moving forward with your career.

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Open days

We offer CIPD taster sessions in London for HR students who want to come along and try a class. Our taster sessions are a great way to meet our tutors, fellow students and to see what our classroom learning is really like before you commit to studying your HR, L&D or Accountancy qualification with us.

Sign up for a Taster class and discover how to learn and develop the most in-demand professional HR, L&D or Accountancy skills, expertly guided by our experienced tutors.

Taster sessions are strictly reserved for HR people who would like to try a course before enrolling with us. You will meet like-minded professionals and get access to careers and study advice to help you get started.

How does it work?

Our friendly course advisers will run through the best study routes and help you to get the most out of your free taster session too.

The taster session will give you the opportunity to discover what it would be like to study your chosen subject at a professional level. You will sample our engaging and interactive workshops, work alongside other students interested in your subject, visit our beautiful award-winning campuses across London, meet our enthusiastic tutors and get a real feel for student life with Acacia Learning.

The majority of taster sessions are evening classes and run from 18:00-21:00 hours Mon-Fri, allowing you time to really immerse yourself in the subject and relevant course.

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Student story

Student story

Becky Sparks switched career to study the CIPD Foundation Diploma in L&Dwith us - just 6 weeks after completing her course she landed her first L&D job! Read about her HR and L&D study experience and how she has delivered a number of coaching and mentoring sessions since getting qualified.

"I would highly recommend Acacia Learning! The Tutors and Team are very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable, the courses are run via a number of different pathways so offer flexibility for those who are working full time and the courses are all recognised through the CIPD!"
Becky Sparks, CIPD Level 3 Diploma in Learning and Development.

We love to help our students realise their dreams and our students are transforming their lives through education. They are learning new skills, achieving objectives, and impacting the world. Their stories are unique. That’s why we work closely with our students to understand their particular interests, needs, and aspirations. One of these students is Sarah West, who passed her Managing and People 7LMP exam with distinction!

"I believe that the course has improved my networking opportunities and enabled me to make connections with HR professionals from different sectors and industries which has been invaluable, particularly when I was in a standalone role. Having the opportunity to discuss challenges at work with my classmates meant that I am now quicker to recognise ways to resolves issues."
Read Sarah's full story here!

"I chose to study with Acacia Learning because it gave me the flexibility to choose between classroom/ weekend and online options. They provided loads of reference material, and the opportunity to connect with like-minded L&D professionals as well as introduced me to a lot of best practices from across organizations. I would definitely recommend Acacia because of the tutors, content structure and ease of getting things done." 
​Aparna, CIPD Intermediate Diploma in L&D, graduate May 2018

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Contact details

Acacia Learning Ltd
26 Havelock Walk,
SE23 3HG
United Kingdom

Tel: +44(0)208 239 1323

Monday – Friday 8:30am-6pm