CIPD Advanced level qualifications are the most widely recognised professional qualifications in the field of HR and L&D and are set at postgraduate level (comparable to Level 7 RQF). They will give you a depth of knowledge alongside the opportunity to specialise in your chosen areas of expertise. You’ll be able to develop your understanding of organisations and the external context within which HR operates. Using critical analysis, self-reflection and problem-solving techniques, you’ll learn how to develop and implement creative and strategic HR solutions that drive organisational performance. By successfully completing CIPD’s Advanced Certificates and Diplomas you’ll automatically become a professional member of the CIPD, as an Associate (Assoc CIPD). Studying the CIPD Advanced level Diploma provides a pathway to be able to upgrade from Associate to Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow.
There are three kinds of CIPD Advanced level qualification:
- CIPD Advanced Awards
- CIPD Advanced Certificates
- CIPD Advanced Diplomas
Who is it for
CIPD Advanced level qualifications are ideal if you:
- have the responsibility for implementing HR strategy and developing policy
- are an HR professional in a team and have responsibility for HR development
- work as an independent or employed HRM consultant, supporting organisations in meeting their goals
- wish to enhance and develop your career at a strategic level
- aspire to become a Chartered member of the CIPD.
To meet your personal and professional needs, you can study CIPD qualifications:
- Full- or part-time
- In a block format
- Blended (ideal if you can't get to a CIPD centre).
- Mixed mode study (for more experienced professionals).
CIPD qualifications offer flexibility to studying HR or L&D pathways or a combination of both:
Human Resources pathway
Units are available at all three levels on these key areas: Resourcing Talent, Employee Relations, Employee Reward, and Performance Management. We also offer more specialist HR options.
Learning and Development pathway
Units cover a wide range, from Undertaking a Learning Needs Analysis to Preparing and Designing, Delivering and Evaluating L&D activities, through to Organisation Design and Organisation Development, and Coaching and Mentoring.
If you wish, you can mix units from the HR or L&D pathway, within our rules of combination.
Becoming a member of the CIPD brings many benefits. As well as raising your profile professionally, CIPD membership gives you exclusive member-only access to the latest HR and L&D resources, development tools and networking opportunities. Continuing your membership after successfully completing a CIPD Certificate or Diploma qualification means you'll move from Student to Associate and professional membership of the CIPD. Associate professional membership will help to raise your profile with employers, and you use can the designation Assoc CIPD after your name.