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CIPD Lecturing/Tutoring

Good Afternoon,

I am looking for some advice as to how to get into becoming a part time CIPD tutor.  There seem to be people that do this along side their full time HR role. 

I am interested in what experience and qualifications are required for this.  I am interested in either face to face lecturing, or a distance learning providers.  I am not sure where these sorts of roles are advertised.  Having looked on the CIPD careers page, I can see a lot of information about HR work, including generalist and specialist work, but can not seem to find advice about getting into being  tutor/assessor.

I would be interested in hearing about anyone's experience of how they got into part time tutoring, and what sort of experience is required

Many thanks

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  • I think they found me due to my Fellowship and masters degree (or they were desperate). I had also met the FT lecturer at CIPD meetings.

    I think you need extensive experience (and availability)
  • In reply to Peter Stanway:

    Thank you for the information.
    It's something that I am very interested in doing. I have done an MA in HRM and also CIPD up to Level 5. I am starting Level 7 soon.
    With regards to experience, I have about 3 years experience at Advisor level.
  • Like Peter I too was approached by a colleague who is head of school for one of the London Universities. And like Peter I'm also a Chartered Fellow with a Masters Degree plus many years HR experience.
    The CIPD offers an academic membership (see: www.cipd.co.uk/.../academic) which those who are full time lecturers in my institution will hold. These people are also researching various aspects of HR to add to the body of theoretical knowledge.
    I believe that what they were looking for from me was the practical expertise to address the academic-practitioner gap.
  • In reply to Anna:

    Thank you for the information. From what you have both said, I think it is a good idea for me to focus on getting as much experience as I can. I have 5 years HR experience at Assistant and Advisor level and also a Masters degree in HR. My first degree wasn't in HR though.
  • Hi Stephanie,

    I suggest that you try to build relationships in a voluntary capacity within one or more institutions that you are interested in. For example, perhaps there is an alumni group where you could add value through organising events with others; maybe you could offer to do a presentation online or otherwise about your HR journey to date - people just entering HR would love to hear your story. I suggest you focus on an institution where you already have an association where you are more likely to be welcomed.
  • In reply to Stephanie :

    As a very rough measure of competence, you might just test yourself by going through posts on the forums and see how many you can easily do without recourse to a book or someone else and how many you would have to look up or research.

    Although quite a few consultants do ask questions, some times quite frequently on here, you really don't have someone to supervise and support you. You need to be sure of your depth of experience and that your advice is sound, trustworthy and fit for the company who wants it. (ie, what was good at your current place of work may not be suitable for another entirely different company)