CIPD HR Qualifications

Our CIPD pass rate is 99%*

Get qualified 100% online and advance your career from anywhere with a globally recognised CIPD qualification.

We make it easy to fit your CIPD qualification around your busy schedule. You can set your own flexible timetable, study wherever suits you from your phone, tablet or laptop, and get help when you need it with one-to-one tutor support and live online classrooms.


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Transform your HR career with the most recommended CIPD centre.†

Whether you're considering a career in HR, seeking to progress your existing HR career, or simply want to bring useful personnel management knowledge to your current role, studying a CIPD qualification with us is the first step to fulfilling your potential. 

Our online CIPD qualifications will help you:

  • Enhance your CV and attract top employers
  • Secure promotions and increase your salary
  • Develop your professional credibility and confidence
  • Stand out in your organisation for the high quality of your work

We understand that many people aren't able to give up their current job or commitments to study full-time. That’s why we’ve designed our online CIPD courses to be highly flexible. You can study at your own pace with no set assignment deadlines and work to your own timetable.

We give you more freedom than any other CIPD provider, allowing you to get CIPD qualified on your own terms.

CIPD HR Student Reviews

"The level of support I got from my tutors, staff and customer service members was amazing. I was able to succeed with flying colours."

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Umar Shahid

"I struggled for 2 years trying to kickstart my HR career, but after choosing ICS Learn, I had a number of recruiters contacting me for HR roles."

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Anika Parmar

"CIPD was the obvious choice. They are globally recognised qualifications with an influential network attached."

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We’re the most highly rated CIPD centre, with a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5 from more than 5,000+ independent student reviews. We’re trusted by thousands of students each year across 100+ countries.

We’re also the world’s most experienced online learning provider, having been pioneers in flexible distance learning for 130 years.

Our online CIPD qualifications are designed to give you complete control over your learning:

  • Learn anytime – before work, during your lunch break, or after the kids are in bed
  • Learn anywhere – your home, your office, your commute, or the local park
  • Learn on-the-go – on your phone, tablet or laptop

Our unlimited one-to-one tutor support and live online HR classes mean you're only ever a message or phone call away from a helping hand when you need it.

And our interest-free payment plans let you pay for your course in easy-to-manage monthly instalments without paying a penny more.

That’s why every year, we help thousands of students like you get the CIPD qualifications they need to succeed.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the world’s largest professional body for those involved in the management and development of people.

It has more than 150,000 members worldwide, and every year, 25,000 professionals study CIPD HR and L&D qualifications. CIPD is also the only organisation in the world that can confer Chartered status on HR and L&D professionals. 

CIPD accreditation is the gold standard for professional quality in human resources and learning and development. This means that CIPD qualifications are highly respected and sought-after by employers.

Where CIPD qualifications aren't a necessity, they'll put you head and shoulders above the competition.

Every learner is different, so you should always talk to an experienced CIPD advisor before committing to a course, but here’s a rough guide to CIPD's three levels:

If you’re new to HR like our student Katherine, our CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate will give you a strong introduction to the foundations of HR so you can launch your HR career and excel in roles like HR Assistant and Administrator.

If you've got some experience with HR or a university degree like Susan, our CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma will allow you to build on your existing knowledge and gain roles like HR Manager or Advisor.

If you have lots of HR experience or an HR degree like HR Director Helen, our CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma will develop the strategic thinking you’ll need to shine in the most senior HR roles. Level 7 courses are set at postgraduate level, with the CIPD Level 7 Diploma being equivalent to a Master's Degree in HR.

Before you enrol with us, our expert CIPD advisors will talk through your experience, education, and ambitions to ensure you’re choosing the right course for you.

If you’re not ready to commit to a full CIPD qualification and would like to focus on only the essential modules, you could study one of our CIPD Core programmes. 

The CIPD Level 5 Core programme covers 3 modules:

  • Organisational Performance and Culture in Practice
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Professional Behaviours and Valuing People

It has an average completion time of 6 months and a support period of 9 months. 

The CIPD Level 7 Core programme covers 4 modules:

  • Work and Working Lives in a Changing Business Environment
  • People Management and Development Strategies for Performance 
  • Personal Effectiveness, Ethics and Business Acumen 
  • Business Research in People Practice

It has an average completion time of 9 months and a support period of 12 months. 

Bear in mind that our Core programmes won’t give you a CIPD qualification, just the essential skills you need to succeed in an HR position.

If you complete a Core programme and then decide you’d like to move onto the full CIPD Diploma at that level, you won’t need to take the whole course again – you can simply complete the extra modules and you’ll be CIPD qualified!

For more information on our CIPD Core programmes, get in touch with our course advisors by webchat, email or phone. 

Ready to learn more or have questions about CIPD? Contact our expert CIPD advisors by phone, email or online chat.

You can also advance your career with our range of online CIPD Learning & Development courses.

* Pass rate based on 16,459 out of 16,685 assignments achieving a pass at the first or second attempt between Sept 2019 and Aug 2020.

† ICS Learn has a Trustpilot rating of 4.8/5 from more than 5,000+ independent student reviews.

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