CIPD membership

One of the main reasons people do a CIPD Level 7 Advanced qualification is because they aspire to become a Chartered member of the CIPD. CIPD Flexible Learning+ not only helps you achieve your qualification, it's practical and work-based focus enables you to work towards gaining the experience you need to actually achieve this accolade.

By completing the CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in HR Management or HR Development you gain the knowledge required to work towards CIPD Chartered Member (MCIPD) or Chartered Fellow (FCIPD). If you then have the relevant experience, you can undertake a membership assessment. This assesses your workplace activities and behaviours, and if successful, you'll be upgraded to your new level of membership.

Chartered membership demonstrates you have the expertise needed to plan and manage generalist or specialist operations. Combining your professional knowledge, skill and insights with an understanding of your organisation's context and structure, you can create and deliver integrated HR and L&D services and solutions that help to drive your organisation forward.

Benefits of professional membership

Gain a competitive edge

Professional membership and recognition benchmarked against industry standards creates great opportunities to further your career.

Raise your profile with employers, clients and peers

Professional membership demonstrates that you have a proven track record of making a positive impact in the workplace.

Showcase your professional credentials

Professional membership entitles you to use a professional designation after your name.

Student membership

You'll need to become a student member of the CIPD to study for a CIPD qualification. A one-off joining fee and an annual membership fee will apply.

Student membership offers you a wealth of professional resources, development tools and networking opportunities that will support you in your studies, as well as in your career and day-to-day job. These include:

  • member-only website resources
  • online journals and magazines
  • People Management magazine
  • surveys, reports and research
  • training tools
  • and, much more!

CIPD membership site