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Professional Qualifications in Human Resources, Management & Marketing

Welcome to Oakwood International – a leading provider of professional CIPD, CIM, ILM, and CMI qualifications, and high-quality training and consultancy services

Oakwood's experienced and highly-qualified team has been delivering professional training and consultancy services across the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe for the last 20 years. We offer monthly programmes for students who want to advance their skills in HR, Management, and Marketing, providing CIPD, CIM, CMI, and ILM qualifications at a wide range of levels. We also work with dozens of business across the MENA region, offering HR consultancy and Management training. Oakwood are an accredited training provider and are proud to say that our educational services permit has been approved by the KHDA and we hold an Investors In People Silver status.
“My CIPD Level 5 qualification has given me a critical insight into strategic HR and equipped me to involve others to discuss matters that have a direct impact on employees across the business. Programme materials are extensive and I received valuable support and guidance to complete my assignments. I have since been able to contribute to stakeholder discussions with clear and relevant research which has given me confidence and credibility. I enjoyed the course and I have been impressed with the level of influence the achievement of my qualification has given me.”
Manager, BAE Systems


In the light of the current worldwide Covid-19 situation, Oakwood International have gone online! We have been working nonstop with our Awarding Bodies to come up with an alternative way for you to gain qualifications from home. It has taken a lot of work, but we have finally done it.

We are delighted to announce that Oakwood are now running virtual, web-based alternatives to face to face learning. This means you can study for your CIPD (Human Resources), or CMI or ILM (Leadership & Development) qualification from the comfort of your own home! We are calling these our: Workshops Without Walls. These are virtual classrooms that are tutor-led and fully interactive, as if you were in a classroom. We are offering almost all out usual courses online!

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In-House Training in HR, Marketing, and Management

As well as qualifications for individuals, Oakwood also specialises in human resource consultancy and management consultancy services. We can provide the following:

  • In-house CIPD, CIM, CMI, and ILM qualifications
  • HR training
  • Management training
  • Marketing training
  • Business and Soft Skills training
  • Development solutions for your business
  • Future-proofing
  • Competency Assessment software
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Oakwood has worked with dozens of businesses from across the MENA region and Europe, and we provide our in-house services in locations such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the UK. Oakwood has a Centre of Excellence in Dubai and we work with accredited and trusted partners wherever we need to. As with our individual courses, we promise a 100% pass rate for dedicated students.

Our diverse Associate Directors provide a valuable blend of theory and practical application. Our consultants are knowledgeable, experienced and highly skilled in assisting clients and organisations to achieve their HR and business goals offering them an exceptional learning experience every time. 

CIPD Qualifications

Oakwood offers Level 3, 5 and 7 CIPD programmes  from our Centre of Excellence in Dubai, and also in a wide range of other training facilities across the MENA region. We offer a range of HR training courses throughout the year, and in a range of locations including Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Kuwait and the UK. All our HR courses are accredited by the CIPD, and we are also the first training provider in the UAE to achieve KHDA-approval.

Oakwood's professional CIPD qualifications are available at certificate and diploma, from Foundation level (CIPD Level 3), Intermediate level (CIPD Level 5) and Advanced level (CIPD Level 7).Oakwood has delivered CIPD training and development to thousands of students across the MENA region since 2001.

Why choose Oakwood? Not only do we have a strong understanding of the local culture and  student needs, our highly experienced associates are all accredited by Investors in People.

CIM Qualifications

CIM professional marketing qualifications are based on the Professional Marketing Standards, covering a wide range of subjects, including strategic marketing, digital marketing, innovation and marketing metrics. Oakwood delivers CIM qualifications in bite-sized modules and at all levels. Oakwood's CIM qualifications are available at Certificate (CIM Level 4), Diploma (CIM Level 6), or Postgraduate Diploma levels. (CIM Level 7).

We deliver our CIM courses in a flexible way that is designed to suit any student. Bite-sized learning enables CIM training to be delivered in a practical way. Students can develop their knowledge in specialist areas in a short period of time, working around existing commitments.  We offer a range of courses throughout the year, and throughout the Middle East in locations such as the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Oman, and Qatar.

Why choose Oakwood? Our qualified and professional consultants ensure they provide you with the best and most honest advice to suit your personal requirements and career goals. 

ILM Qualifications

The ILM is a professional membership body for leaders and managers around the world. Its mission is to "inspire great leadership - everywhere". Oakwood provides ILM Level 3, ILM Level 5, and ILM Level 7 qualifications to students looking to move their careers in management and leadership forward. Oakwood is proud to be a KHDA-approved provider of accredited ILM programmes. This means your ILM certification will be recognised throughout the UAE and the Middle East. This also means that your ILM certificate and awards will be stamped and approved by the KHDA and the Government of the UAE.

Oakwood provides a range of courses throughout the year, and throughout the Middle East in locations such as the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Oman and Qatar, or provide in-house programs for businesses.

Why choose Oakwood? We maintain an exceptionally high pass rate, and the large majority of our students have experienced career growth after completing an ILM qualification with us.

CMI Qualifications

Oakwood are now offering professional CMI qualifications in the United Arab Emirates and across the Middle East. We're offering CMI Level 3, 4, 5, 6 and Level 7 programmes. CMI qualifications are ideal for managers and leaders at any level, and the institute remains the only Awarding Body able to award “Chartered Manager” status - the ultimate management accolade. But whatever qualification you choose all of them will be highly valued by employers, and boost your career prospects.

When you develop your management skills with CMI you start a journey that will help you become better at what you do and increase your daily job satisfaction through more confident decision-making and better results. Oakwood provides a range of courses throughout the year and provide in-house programs for businesses.

Why choose Oakwood? We help you forge long-lasting relationships with fellow marketing, human resource and marketing professionals.

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