We are specialists in HR, Learning & Development, Health & Safety and Leadership training, covering the full spectrum from entry-level courses through to postgraduate-equivalent qualifications. Our team of expert tutors work at the forefront of new thinking and practice, and we’re delighted to have been recognised as one of the best CIPD training centres. We started in 2007, in order to offer a more flexible and cost-effective alternative to existing CIPD courses. Our founder Julie Cook (a Chartered Fellow of the CIPD, with a background in HR management) had worked for the CIPD in a role managing the business school and local college. She noticed that a large portion of student fees were allocated to college overheads and central student services, such as empty buildings and long college holidays. This inspired her to set up Acacia Learning, whose model was to hire tutors and rooms only when needed, and provide many more study options, in order to better serve those with busy work schedules and lives. Since then Acacia has grown significantly, with more qualifications, study options, locations and major clients added every year.