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Professional, Supportive
and Experienced.

Learning & Development Institute (formally The Irish Institute of Training & Development), founded in 1969, is the professional body representing members concerned with Learning and Talent Development in Ireland.

Our 2,000+ members work across all businesses and industries, consultancy, voluntary, community, education and the public sector. 

2,000+ members
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IITD Profile Bronagh 13th Sept  2022_1

It is so important to be part of a community especially if you’re new to L&D. There is a fantastic generosity of spirit among the L&DI network and everyone is so supportive with guidance and advice. The L&DI’s excellent mentoring offer is the perfect way for L&D professionals to easily connect with fellow practitioners.

Bronagh Matthews
Mercury

DCU Business School  MSc Launch  Michael

Sometimes people think of learning as an individual activity conducted in isolation, but the reality is that learning is very much a social experience. It is a collaborative venture and events, whether they are workshop sessions, webinars, or keynote presentations, gives members the chance to listen to other people, and to develop your ideas alongside your peers.

Michael Harmer
Irish Life

IITD  Buisness School  MSc Launch  Kathy  13th Sept  2022_1

I am really privileged and grateful to be on the MSc in Strategic L&D. If it wasn’t for the support from the L&D Skillnet, I could not have accessed the programme. The funding offered by Skillnet Ireland is key to agreeing support and sponsorship for programmes within the organisation.

Kathy Shine
FEXCO

IITD  Buisness School  MSc Launch  Billy  13th Sept  2022_2

The L&DI sets the standards and benchmarks for best practice in L&D in Ireland. Having our programmes endorsed by the L&DI really elevates the value of the training we provide. It is a quality mark that connects our brand with the industry standard.

Billy Goodburn
ICOS

Ronan Flood5

Accessing the L&DI resources database is a great way to tune into what’s going on in the L&D world. Whether that’s a blog or an article, it is crucial to keep connected with the wider conversation around your profession.

Ronan Flood
Warrior Consulting

IITD Profile Orla 13th Sept  2022_2

It’s a great way to keep yourself tuned into what’s going on in the L&D world, whether that’s a blog or an article, you need to keep connected with the wider conversation around your profession.

Orla Farrell
Musgraves

IITD  Buisness School  MSc Launch  John  13th Sept  2022

It is really important to our students that we are leading the way in terms of our own curriculum, and I would lean heavily on the L&DI for research. The research papers that they launch really give me a good insight into emerging trends in L&D and that ensures we are ahead of the game when it comes to our own curriculum development.

John Kilroy
Digital Learning Institute

Quality Assurance Policy

The Learning and Development Institute (L&DI) has developed
a Quality Assurance System (QAS) to:

a) Provide the organisation with a framework to operate within
b) Support the achievement of our vision and purpose 

These documents contains the policies, procedures and supporting information that underpins our commitment to providing a quality learning environment for our staff, trainers, learners, and associated stakeholders. 

The QAS was updated to reflect the statutory requirements of the Qualifications and Quality Assurance (Education and Training Act) 2012 and the subsequent guidelines published by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) in 2016. The policies, procedures and additional guidelines contained in the QAS apply to all education and training activities.

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