CIPD’s new qualifications set the international standard for people professionals.

Whether you’re an individual looking to connect to your future, or an employer wanting to equip your workforce with the skills to thrive in a changing professional landscape, our five new qualifications will help you join the dots.

Grounded in expert insights and tailored for every specialism, they’re game-changing for the people profession.

New qualifications start teaching in March 2021, depending on your chosen Study Centre. If you want to start studying before March 2021, take a look at the pre-2021 qualifications which are still being offered by some of our Study Centres.

Map your purpose

Every qualification is underpinned by our new Profession Map.

The new Profession Map was developed in collaboration with CIPD members, business leaders, industry experts and partner organisations. Over 19,000 industry experts from around the world of work have contributed to it. This is your chance to tap into that knowledge.

Are you ready to connect to their expertise?

Gain CIPD membership

Once you’re registered for a qualification, you’ll join the CIPD as a Student Member; the first step in your CIPD membership journey. We’ll support and encourage you throughout your studies and help you grow in confidence and impact. You’ll have access to extensive resources like our expert research, journals, factsheets, helplines and online communities to build your network.

Successful completion of a CIPD qualification gives you Foundation or Associate Membership of the CIPD, depending on the qualification you completed.

CIPD membership gives you a badge of professionalism that’s internationally recognised. It showcases your knowledge and impact within the people profession.