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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.

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Level 5
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Wide coverage of key generalist and selected specialist subject areas.

Rounded coverage of essential subject areas.

Bite-sized coverage of specific subject areas.

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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Choose the right qualification

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, blended, block, digital 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:
  • Blended - study in your own time, using a mixture of support materials including online with periodic face-to-face tutorials and group workshops.
  • Block - attending a series of taught sessions, usually delivered in blocks of three to five consecutive full days.
  • Digital - qualifications delivered fully online.
  • Full time - attending taught sessions during the day at least 21 hours per week.
  • Mixed mode study - aimed at experienced individuals and enables use of workplace evidence alongside a mixture of learning input and support to suit the needs of the candidate.
  • Part time - attending one or two taught sessions per week of between three to four hours.

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