CDI Academy: What We Offer

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We are pleased to offer access to all our Academy Programmes throughout the period of social distancing using blended learning. You can be sure that we will continue to offer the same high quality training and assessor support that learners with the CDI expect.

What are the benefits to me of choosing a CDI Academy training programme?

As the professional body for the sector, the CDI is at the forefront of sector developments and involved in government and stakeholder consultations about any changes in the sector. You will therefore have access to the most up to date information as the sector evolves.

Our training team has a wealth of experience in the career development sector. Each course comprises taught input days, tutor support, assessment, internal and external quality assurance, OCR registration and certification. You will also be provided with bespoke Work Books for each unit and access to a wealth of resources. Lunch and refreshments on the training days are also provided.

As a CDI member you will also be able to access all of the CDI membership benefits, including access to the members' area of the wesbite and CDI resources, many of which will be useful to you during and after your studies.

Current programmes and qualifications

We offer the following qualifications throughout the year. Details of venues, dates and further information about each qualification can be found by clicking on the relevant link.  

Course price list

Delivery and Locations That Work for You

We are now able to offer much of our training through our virtual learning platform - look out for new courses being added.  We are also able to offer the training at other locations subject to a minimum number of eight people wishing to train at the same time. For further information on this or the qualifications listed above, please contact the CDI Academy Manager, Marion Edwards,

Membership Requirement

Please note, some Academy courses require an active CDI Membership to undertake the accredited routes. This can be a currently active membership, or a new one started at the time of the Academy course. This membership type must be Full/Individual Membership - Affiliate and School Affiliate Memberships cannot be used to participate in accredited Academy course. If you go on to do the full Level 6 Diploma you will be given the next 12 months’ membership for free as part of this course.