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A career in HR or Recruitment can take you in many exciting directions. And many HR professionals choose to start their career by joining the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). CIPD is the leading chartered HR and development professional body.

Getting started

To pursue a career in HR most employers will require their graduates to hold (or be en route to holding) CIPD professional membership. CIPD qualifications will set you on the journey to CIPD professional membership and they will also give you the under pinning knowledge required to become a successful HR or Learning & Development professional.

Furthering your HR career

A great way to show employers that you’re serious about pursuing a career in HR is by studying a CIPD qualification. CIPD’s globally-recognised qualifications ensure you acquire the essential knowledge and skills to becoming an effective HR professional.

The qualifications are available at three levels: Level 3 Foundation, Level 5 Intermediate and Level 7 Advanced.

CIPD qualifications offer you the flexibility to choose a study option that suits you and your budget. It’s no wonder then that 12,000 individuals each year choose to study CIPD qualifications. You can choose:

  • What you study – Find out which level of HR qualification is right for you.
  • Where you study – Choose from over 350 CIPD approved centres in the UK, Ireland and internationally.
  • How you study – Whether it is classroom based, distance-learning, part time or mixed mode, choose which best suits you. Find out more about finding a place.

CIPD membership

When you’re a member of the CIPD, you’re part of a globally-recognised organisation with over 135,000 members in 120 countries, including more than 50,000 who are chartered.

CIPD members include the next generation of HR professionals, and many of the world’s most influential senior leaders from world-class organisations.
Whether you’re starting out or looking to progress, the CIPD and its members will support and inspire you to achieve your full potential.

For questions about CIPD qualifications or membership please call the customer services team on +44 (0)20 8618 6208 or visit the CIPD website.

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