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CIPD qualifications are a great way to develop your knowledge and advance your career in HR and L&D. Use this search tool to choose a qualification, subject, level and study method that’s right for you. If you're an experienced HR or L&D practitioner and don't hold a CIPD qualification, you may be interested in CIPD professional membership through experience assessment.

 
FOUNDATION
Level 3 (QCF*)
Introductory level
INTERMEDIATE
Level 5* (QCF*)
Undergraduate level
ADVANCED
Level 7* (QCF*)
Postgraduate level
Diploma
Wide coverage of key generalist and selected specialist subject areas.


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Certificate
Rounded coverage of essential subject areas.


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Award
Bite-sized coverage of specific subject areas.


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If you've already gained significant experience working in HR or L&D, you may also be interested in professional membership of the CIPD through our Experience Assessment route.

 
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CIPD qualifications offer great flexibility and choice when deciding what, how and where to study:
  • Subject choice: HR and L&D paths, or a combination of both
  • Study level: Advanced, Intermediate or Foundation
  • Breadth of knowledge: Certificates, Diplomas or Awards
  • Study mode: Full-time, part-time, supported distance learning, block and mixed mode.
 

How and where to study
 

You can study CIPD qualifications at approved universities, colleges and private training providers in the UK, Ireland and internationally. To meet your needs CIPD qualifications are delivered by different methods:
  • Full or part-time programmes
  • In a block format
  • Supported Distance learning (ideal if you can’t get to a CIPD centre).
  • Mixed mode study - for more experienced professionals, as assessment is mainly competence based and backed by distance learning support.
 
 

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