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CIPD

CIPD

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

About CIPD

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) are the industry thought-leaders in Human Resources and Learning and Development. As an internationally recognised institution, CIPD qualifications are the gold standard in this section, offering unlimited career prospects, as well as significant employment demand for all qualified professionals.

The CIPD was established in 1913, so they have over 100 years of championing better work by setting professional standards for HR and development, as well as being a driving force for positive change.

With hubs in the UK, Ireland, Middle East, and Asia, the CIPD is the voice of a worldwide community of over 160,000 members committed to improving the standards of working.

They are the only body in the world that can award Chartered status to individual HR and L&D professionals.

Benefits

  • Outstanding career progression opportunities – As you study more advanced qualifications, the doors will open to senior management job roles.
  • Higher earning potential – Those who have gained CIPD qualifications are eligible to apply for job roles with a higher basic salary, bonus structure, and perks.
  • The CIPD membership is prestigious and internationally recognised – Valued by employers around the world as the gold standard in HR training.
  • CIPD members are the most in-demand professionals in the world – HR professionals are in high demand and those with CIPD qualifications are held in high esteem and are highly valued by employers.
  • Gain a competitive edge by earning a chartered status – Chartered HR professionals typically earn £10,000 a year more than their unqualified counterparts.

Career Opportunities

A CIPD qualification can lead to a career in Human Resources, Learning and Development, or People Management.

Typical job titles and salaries at Level 3 include:

  • HR Administrator or Assistant
  • Employee Relations Officer
  • Recruitment Coordinator
  • Organisational Development Officer

Average salary for CIPD Level 3 holders - £27,874*

Typical job titles and salaries with Level 5 HR include:

  • Senior HR Business Partner or Manager
  • People Analyst
  • Employee Relations Manager
  • Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
  • Resourcing Business Partner
  • Reward and Benefits Manager
  • Talent Manager

Average salary for CIPD Level 5 HR holders - £52,805*

Typical job titles and salaries with Level 5 L&D include:

  • Senior L&D Business Partner or Manager
  • L&D Consultant
  • Organisational Design Specialist
  • Organisational Development Business Partner
  • Employee Experience Manager
  • L&D Designer

Average salary for CIPD Level 5 L&D holders - £56,096*

(*Source – PayScale)

Which certification?

We offer three different CIPD qualifications, which we explore in more detail below.

Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice

This entry-level qualification into HR or L&D is perfect if you are:

  • Wanting to launch a career in a people-orientated profession
  • Currently in admin or a HR junior role and want to level up your career
  • Looking to enhance team performance and take on more responsibility in the workplace

Once completed, you’ll be awarded CIPD Foundation Membership and will be able to use the designation “Foundation CIPD” after your name.

The CIPD Foundation Certificate will help you on your journey to maximising your earning potential in HR and Learning and Development.

Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management

This higher-level qualification is perfect if you are:

  • Wanting to progress in your current HR career and boost your earning potential
  • At degree-level and want to step into the world of HR
  • Looking to bring a new level of knowledge into your department

Once completed, you’ll be awarded CIPD Associate Membership and will be able to use the designation “Associate CIPD” after your name.

The CIPD Associate Diploma will help you on your journey to maximising your earning potential in HR.

Level 5 Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning and Development

This higher-level qualification is perfect if you are:

  • Wanting to progress in your current L&D career and boost your earning potential
  • At degree-level and want to step into the world of L&D
  • Looking to bring a new level of knowledge into your department

Once completed, you’ll be awarded CIPD Associate Membership and will be able to use the designation “Associate CIPD” after your name.

The CIPD Associate Diploma will help you on your journey to maximising your earning potential in L&D.

How to get certified

Speak to one of our CIPD Course Consultants on +44(0) 20 3198 7700 who will be happy to talk you through the range of CIPD qualifications.

We look forward to welcoming you as you start your exciting career journey with a CIPD qualification!