CIPD Level 5 Diploma in HR

Hi All,

I can't believe I'm writing this as I feel a little embarresed but I joined DPG back in 2019 to start my course and as of yet I have completed the e-learning for DVP, prepped for the assessment but I can't bring myself to start the actual assignment. 

I feel like I need to just restart again as it has been so long, lots of drastic changes have happened in my life since november 2019 and I think I could really do with a support network with people in the same boat to finally start and fingers crossed complete this course. 

I've just started a new job and have a 6 month old to work around but I'm really determined to make it work this time. 

Also, I've been out of education a few years and I think I'm just a bit worried about actually writing the assessments. 

If anyone has recently started or has struggled to get past the first hurdle and wants to form a bit of a support/study group then please let me know. 

Thanks everyone, 



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        • HI, I couldnt add you but have sent you an invite to accept x

      • Hi Nicky,  I think you may need a bigger boat for us all, :-) but I am so glad there are lots like me!  I could do with some motivation as haven't submitted anything yet and only have 4 months left!  Please can you add me to the group? I am 07970 387474. Many thanks.



      • Hi Nicky, is this group for those doing the newer modules please? If so I would love to join the whatsapp as i am totally floundering :-)

        • Hi Maxine, I am not sure what you mean bu newer modules - I signed up in August 2020 and using the 2018 Profession Map, when did you start?

      • Hi Nicky, I have just added you as a contact too and wondered if y ou would be able to add me to the whatsapp group please :) I can message over my number

      • HI, I think i;m in the same boat as most of you. I've completed the first assignment and passed,  but have been writing the second one since April and ocmpletley lost my mojo

        My number is 07973 504230 , would be great if you could add me to the group




  • HI Hannah, I also started in 2019 and am only just making progress now. I found attending the live webinars helpful for getting started agaun even if I didnt have anything to ask just to hold myself accountable and keep CIPD fresh in my mind so I didnt forget about it! Thank goodness for the 6 month extension! Would be great to be part of a study group


  • Hello Hannah, 

    I am in exactly the same position as you! I started my L5 course last August and completed the elearning but when facing the assessment the world was turned upside down with COVID and I haven't been able to motivate myself since.

    I too feel like I need to start again but with my current role its extremely hard to find time. 

    Hope its helpful to know you're not alone.

    Best wishes


    • Hello Lynne, 

      That's for telling me a little bit about your learning jouney, it is nice to know that a lot of us are feeling the same. 

      Kindest Regards, 


  • Hi Hannah

    I'm in exactly the same boat as you.  I started in September 19 and like you due to different things never really got started.  I've started the DVP assignment but I'm not finished.  I just keep thinking I'm never going to get through this! I'd be happy to buddy up :-)


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