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Professional Diploma in Organisational Learning



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The Professional


Programme level

This programme is approved and credit-rated by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). It is available on a full-time, part-time basis or blended learning basis. The Professional Diploma is awarded at SCQF level 9


Programme duration

You can choose to start in September or January. Programme duration varies by study mode. You can study full-time or part-time, in-person or online.


Entry requirements

Academic requirements An honours degree from a UK university, or equivalent. Work experience 3-5 years work experience in any field. International applicants who require a visa to study in the UK will need to ensure that they have an IELTS test from a UKVI approved test centre. Applicants would need to have achieved an average score of 6.0 in their IELTS test (with a minimum of 6.0 in each of the four sub-components of language learning (reading, writing, speaking and listening).



You will attend weekly lectures Assessment is through coursework, for example oral presentations and essays There are extracurricular activities such as case studies, industry visits and speakers, mentoring and networking



This qualification will enable you to work in learning and development departments, in quality management, customer service or business development. You may also continue your studies at postgraduate level


Tuition fees

Fees for all students are: £4,300 on-campus £2,300 online


    This one-year programme

    will teach you the fundamental concepts of organisational learning, learning organisations, individual, team and machine learning.

    It builds on diversified bodies of knowledge, including total quality management, open innovation, organisational development, and workplace learning, focusing on applying these concepts in the organisation. It includes driving a culture of continuous improvement and managing change to achieve and sustain business excellence.

    Organisational Learning Foundations
    Individual Learning
    Group and Team Learning
    Organisations-wide learning
    Research Skills and Project Report
    Sustainability and Ethics
    Civic institutions and Sustainable Development

    Programme aims

    • Discover the best methods of learning for you and your organisation
    • Enhance your employability and skills
    • Contribute effectively to your workplace
    • Learn how to create a good work/life balance
    • Apply your knowledge and experience to real-world problems
    • Devise and implement best practice
    • Create practical and useful work-based solutions

      The qualifications/learning programmes which have been successfully credit rated by SQA are listed under the headings below. Credit ratings are normally applied for 5 years, however, after this period an organisation may apply to have the credit rating extended. The qualifications/learning programmes have been split into two sections – current and expired. If the qualification or learning programme was achieved within the dates listed for the credit rating period then the credit ratings will apply.

    Component TitleSCQF LevelSCQF Credit PointsPeriod of Credit Rating FromPeriod of Credit Rating To
    Organisational Learning Foundations92018/09/202031/07/2026
    Group and Team Learning81618/09/202031/07/2026
    Organisation-wide Learning92018/09/202031/07/2026
    Individual Learning92018/09/202031/07/2026
    Research Skills and Project Report112018/09/202031/07/2026
    Plus 1 option from:    
    Sustainability and Ethics112018/09/202031/07/2026
    Civic institutions and Sustainable Development112018/09/202031/07/2026
    Islamic Management112018/09/202031/07/2026
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