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Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Learning

Organisations must learn more now than ever before in order to overcome and respond to the challenges faced by increasing competition, digitisation, hybrid working and alternative models of work as well as shifts in consumer demands.  Learning organisations are built from employees adept at creating, acquiring and transferring knowledge. This results in organisations that cultivate tolerance, encourage open dialogue and think holistically and systemically. As organisations adapt and change to reflect both post-pandemic and technology-driven work practices, how organisations think about learning will be central to talent strategy and sustainability.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Learning takes a system-level perspective to a learning organisation.  The Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Learning is designed to support you in exploring relevant organisational and leadership questions relating to change and transformation. This course will enable you to understand the fundamental principles, challenges and opportunities of organisational learning from applied and theoretical perspectives. You will be designing your lens through research questions and an approach to data collection that will help you and other practitioners gain a deeper understanding of organisational dynamics and variables, whether that relates to people or processes. Throughout the programme, you will discover concepts and think about how these relate to your context. The focus of development on this programme is on your skills and behaviour around the subject of organisational learning so that you can create impact and sustainable positive change within your own context.

We are an associate partner of the University of Sussex who act as validating authority for our Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Learning.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Learning is available as a virtual programme initially.

This Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Learning is for you if you are…

  • A learning and development professional keen to develop their career and drive change across their organisation.
  • Change and transformation specialists who want to build organisational learning as a tool for transformation and to embed learning as a strategic imperative
  • Organisational leaders who want to drive culture change through their people and processes

You will walk away with

A postgraduate diploma in organisational learning, an internationally recognised qualification, which will boost your impact and career as a leader and/or manager

A greater understanding of how to create and implement strategies for a learning organisation

The ability to develop programmes using advanced learning and facilitation techniques

Greater connection with a network of learning and development senior leaders

Programme Outline

Course Entry Requirements and how to apply

You will need to hold at least a lower second (2.2) UK bachelor’s degree or international equivalent and at least 4 years of experience in a leadership role. If you do not have these qualifications but believe that this is the course for you, please apply and we will conduct an interview process to ensure that the programme would be right for you. The programme is taught entirely in internationally accessible English, but if English is not your first language you will need to hold a minimum IELTS 6.5.

You will be asked to complete an application form to demonstrate your experience. We may interview you to ensure that the programme would be right for you.

To receive more information and an application form, please complete your details below:

Programme Dates

The Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Learning is available as an virtual programme from January 2023. A residential programme will be available soon so please contact us to register your interest for this option.

Programme Fees

£6,995 +VAT

Apply now for an Early-Bird Fee – £5,995 +VAT.

We can accept payment for the programme in some currencies other than GBP, but please do contact us for more information

MSc in Organisational Learning

For an additional fee, learners on our Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Learning can continue their studies over a further 9 months and receive an MSc in Organisational Learning.

The MSc in Organisational Learning is delivered online over 9 months, part-time. During this programme you will receive taught content, undertake research and complete a dissertation project.  You’ll receive support from your Dialogic Learning Groups (DLGs) and dissertation supervision from one of our faculty members.

Why choose Roffey Park Academy?

We have been a pioneer of adult learning for the last 75 years and the only executive education institute that focuses on creating impact for both learners and their organisations.

Our faculty team are experienced professionals with expertise across private, public and not for profit sectors. They have international experience in working with clients in the field of organisational development, leadership, management and HR.

Benefits for you

You will graduate with a diploma in culture and sustainability, an internationally recognised qualification, which will grow your impact and career as a leader and/or manager. You will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a critical awareness of a range of strategies that could be used to create a learning organisation
  • Demonstrate a critical understanding of the psychology of adult learning and memory across cultures
  • Design and critically evaluate the impact of advanced learning and facilitation techniques on aspects of a learning organisation
  • Critically assess the alignment between talent and learning strategies to create sustainable, agile learning organisations

How long is the Postgraduate Diploma qualification?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Learning is delivered over 15 months, part-time. You will also receive dedicated time for; practical application, feedback, reflection, discussion, questioning and planning. During this time, you will engage with your Dialogic Learning Group (DLG) to further enhance your conceptual understanding, plan for assessment and give and receive formative feedback.

What’s the cohort size and where will they be from?

The Postgraduate Diploma in Organisational Learning has a minimum number of 15 participants and the group will comprise of mid to senior leaders, from private and public sector organisations with a range of qualifications and work experience. This diversity will enrich your learning experience through access to diverse cultural contexts.

Frequently asked questions

We know that signing up for a postgraduate qualification is a big commitment and you will have lots of questions. To help you, here are some frequently asked questions from our learners.

Firstly, don’t panic! We will support you every step of the way. We have a robust induction and welcoming process, as well as video and other media giving students input and guidance on topics such as learning to learn, critical thinking, and essay writing.

Dialogic Learning Groups (DLG) are a key element in your learning journey.  DLGs consist of up to 6 learners who meet regularly throughout the programme to support and challenge each other to reach their learning objectives. Activities in the DLG include providing comment, feedback and peer assessment on the work being done throughout the programme.  Each DLG is given a Course mentor who provides advice and guidance when needed.

We have a dedicated team and vast resources to support all learners through their learning journey. You will have membership of our Learning Resource Centre (LRC) giving you access to our library catalogue, online journals, books and other relevant material. You’ll find all the information you need on a range of specialist subjects from organisational development, leadership and management to human resources and personal development. Alongside use of the LRC, all your course materials and course instructions will be accessible through our digital learning platform.

Yes. Your formal teaching, with the whole cohort, will be facilitated during live, online sessions. These are underpinned by self-directed learning groups (DLGs) who will meet regularly online over the two-year programme. You will be supported throughout by our experienced faculty team who will run summative and formative feedback sessions with individuals and groups.

All residential programmes are held at our purpose-built, training venue in West Sussex, just one hour from London by train and close to major air, road and rail transport links.  Set in 40 acres of grounds, our training rooms are spacious with natural daylight and access to outside space.  From the warm welcome when you arrive, the delicious food that keeps you going to finishing the day in the gym or pool, walking in the grounds or enjoying a glass of wine in our bar – our staff and venue let you concentrate on what is important.

You will have direct interaction with tutors; at the beginning of each module and in addition, you will be able to decide in your DLGs when to invite a tutor/mentor for a mentor-led session up to 6 times over the duration of 2 years.

Most of your time on our qualification programmes will be spent working independently and, as a guide, you should be prepared to study for at least 12 hours per week, in addition to programme modules and dialogic learning groups.

Assessment takes place at the end of each module and is in the form of a presentation or written piece, which is assessed using the marking criteria outlined in the handbook. There are no formal exams with this qualification.

We are able to provide payment plans for participants who are self-funding. Please contact us to find out more.

Not sure if this is the right postgraduate diploma for you?

We would be happy to discuss this programme in more detail and answer your questions by meeting you online or via email/telephone when it’s convenient for you.  Send us an email and we’ll do the rest.

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