Online Human Resources, Management & Leadership Qualifications

Welcome to Oakwood International – a leading provider of professional HR & Management qualifications online across the Middle East

Oakwood's experienced and highly-qualified team has been delivering professional training across the Middle East and Europe for the last 20 years. We offer professional qualifications for students who want to advance their skills in HR, Management, and Leadership, providing accredited CIPD, CMI, and ILM qualifications at a wide range of levels. We also work with dozens of businesses globally, offering in-house HR consultancy and Management training. 
“My CIPD Level 5 qualification has given me a critical insight into strategic HR and equipped me 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."
— Manager, BAE Systems


Oakwood International have moved online! We have worked closely with our awarding bodies to come up with an alternative way for you to gain qualifications from the safety and comfort of your home or office.

Oakwood are now running virtual, online courses as an alternative to face-to-face, classroom learning. This means you can study for your CIPD (Human Resources), CMI or ILM (Management & Leadership) qualification simply and conveniently! We are calling these online courses Workshops Without Walls. 

These are live virtual classrooms that are tutor-led and fully interactive as if you were in a classroom, and fully accredited. Because they are online, our Workshops Without Walls are also 40% cheaper than our usual courses. You can also try it out before booking onto a course with our free monthly demos.

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We're very excited to tell you that Oakwood International are launching CIPD Level 7 qualifications in 2021 – The Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management – and we're now accepting applications! To begin your application, contact our friendly team by using the button below:

This is a prestigious qualification and the gold standard of HR accreditations. The CIPD have approved Oakwood to run this new and exciting Advanced Diploma across the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, and Oman.

The entire of the CIPD Level 7 qualification will be delivered via our excellent Workshops Without Walls platform – live and interactive training, run over video call by an expert tutor.

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Over the last few month's, we've been building a new dedicated solution for people who want Coaching, Mentoring, or Leadership Qualifications. 

Too many Managers, young and more experienced, often say they don’t have the time for Coaching. What they really mean is, they don’t have the skills to Coach. Coaching is now a “must have” skill for all Managers. Oakwood’s programs will show you how easily the skill of coaching can be learnt.

To help managers, departments, and individuals to learn more about Coaching & Mentoring, Oakwood have developed a condensed and curated online course that provides an ILM Level 3 or Level 5 qualification in Effective Coaching & Mentoring.

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Virtual Training in HR, Marketing, and Management

As well as qualifications for individuals, Oakwood also specialises in training, human resource consultancy, and management consultancy services for companies of all types and sizes. We can provide the following bespoke corporate solutions to your organisation:

  • Virtual CIPD, CMI, and ILM qualifications
  • HR training programmes
  • Management training programmes
  • Marketing training programmes
  • Business and Soft Skills training
  • Development Solutions for your business
  • Future-proofing HR
  • Competency Assessment software
Oakwood has worked with dozens of businesses from across the MENA region and Europe. Although we normally provide our in-house services in locations such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the UK, we are also offering virtual, online training for businesses. As with our individual courses, we promise a 100% pass rate for dedicated students.

Our experienced Associate Directors who conduct the training provide a valuable blend of theory and practical application. Our consultants are highly skilled in assisting clients and organisations to achieve their HR and business goals. We pride ourselves on offering you an exceptional learning experience every time.

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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.

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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