Our history and more…
Founded as a professional development association in England, comprising academic professionals drawn from various UK educational institutions, our initial objective was to provide management professionals resident in the UK with knowledge and skills needed for their professional development. Most of our initial work centred on continuing professional development in the fields of Business, Finance and Energy Management.
We approached NCFE (formerly Northern Council for Further Education; an Ofqual regulated UK based national awarding body) to discuss a working relationship. In 2010, NCFE paid us a (audit) visit at our Carlisle Learning Resource Premises to undertake a site and systems audit.
IPED gained an unconditional approval from NCFE in 2010, in only one visit, following the site and systems audit. We possessed all the necessary human, physical (premises and equipment) and system resource requirements to gain unconditional approval from one of UK’s most robust national awarding bodies. We thereafter proceeded to participate in NCFE’s customized award for group diplomas. Our NCFE number is 062290 (ref:IPED UK).
In 2017, we focused our attention on the delivery of International Single Diplomas (also known as Single Subject Diplomas), which are easier and more flexible to administer and deliver. With ISDs/SSDs, the individual modules that make up our group diplomas are treated as unique individual standalone courses, and learners are certified for each module upon completion of that module, instead of waiting to complete the entire group diploma. Additionally in relation to organizations that wish to deliver Single Subject Diplomas from us, SSDs are extremely convenient and flexible.
" Believe in yourself, be strong, never give up no matter what the circumstances are. You are a champion and will overcome the dreaded obstacles. Champions take failure as a learning opportunity, so take in all you can, and run with it. Be your best and don't ever ever give up." - Brad Gerrard
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