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 Hannah, 

    I was so relieved to find this thread as I also started this in November 2019 and have stopped and restarted a lot of times but life/work/pandemic etc has got in the way, plus a young family to look after means I haven't got past the second assignment yet. But it's nice to know I'm not alone :)

    If there is still a whatsapp group I would love to be added?  

    Thanks so much,


    • Hi Kiki,


      I just wondered, did you get an extention to complete the course then? I was told I have to complete it by September 22 (I started September 2020). I have struggled getting through them as working full time, moved house and now have my baby due in March. I am only on UIN unit and starting to panic!




      • Hi Faye,

        Congratulations on your baby! Exciting times :) 

        Yes I had to get an extension, time is a huge challenge so I totally feel you - especially with a little one inbound. 

        I emailed the DPG team and they were really helpful so you can get in touch with them and ask for help - they do charge for them though but still if you have made progress it's worth it to get a bit of extra breathing space. x  

        • Hi Kiki,

          Thank you very much :)
          How much was it for the extention? I have to consider that I am on matenity pay which isnt very much.




  • Hi Hannah,

    I'm in a similar situation to yourself.  I started the course back in 2019, and struggled with the 1st assignment.  I have passed the second one, and now stuck on the third one.  With everything with Covid, I was then made redundant which demotivated me even more.

    I'm lucky to have a new job now, but with the contraints of work and home life balance I'm struggling to get myself motivated as well.  I would be interested in joining a support/study group as there are times that I feel having a group to bounce ideas of would help.




    • Hi Hannah,

      Was wondering if there was a group set up?  If you can PM so I can let you know what my mobile number is.  Woud love to join.




      • HI Dawn

        Yes, there is a WhatsApp group set up - DM me your number and I will add you :)

        • Hi Nicky, can tou add me to please. But have ni idea how to pm you on this ?

          • Hi Chante, I'll add you as a connection and you should be able to messge me then


            • Hi Nicky,

              Could you add me to the whats app group? have restarted after beginning in 2019 and could do with a good support group?

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