Whether you're already an established independent consultant or just starting out, it can be difficult to find the guidance and support you need. On this page you'll find CIPD resources to help you make a success of your consulting career, from networks and career advice to HR tools and professional indemnity insurance.

How does the CIPD support consultants?

Select from the icons below to explore the resources, support and networks we offer to help you make a success of your consulting career.

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Career advice

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Employment law support

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Knowledge hub

Back-to-work support

Real-life success stories

Browse through the experiences of those who've worked as successful consultants, freelancers and self-employed. Find out what made them take the first step towards independent consulting, the challenges they faced, and the skills they needed to make their businesses flourish.

External resources and support