There are three different CIPD HR qualifications you can choose from, depending on what stage of your career you are in.
The CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice is the perfect introductory qualification to HR and L&D, aimed for those with no or limited industry experience. It is the ideal qualification for those looking to attain an entry-level role, such as HR Assistant.
The CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management is designed for people professionals in mid-level positions, such as HR Advisor or Manager. For those with some HR experience, whether that is working directly in HR or in a role that involves some aspects of HR, such as management, then this is the ideal course.
The Associated Diploma is also a great choice for newcomers to people management, who hold a university degree and want to begin their studies at a higher level.
The CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management is targeted towards people professionals with significant HR experience or those with an HR degree ready to progress to postgraduate-level study. This course acts as preparation towards more strategic senior roles like HR Business Partner, HR Consultant or HR Director.
Alternatively, for those wanting to specialise in L&D, they can choose to study one of our CIPD Learning & Development courses instead.
We understand that every learner is different, so before enrolling with us, our CIPD Advisors will talk through learners' experience, education and ambitions to ensure they have chosen the right course for them.