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The UK's only CIPD Centre approved to deliver Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced Level HR qualifications 100% online. To learn more, call us now on 0800 092 0440.

At ICS Learn, we understand that you have a busy life. That’s why we make it easy to shape your course around your life: set your own timetable, study wherever suits you, and get help when you need it from our expert tutors. 

You don't need to give up your job, and you can spread the cost with our interest-free payment plans.

All of our online HR qualifications are accredited by the CIPD, the world's largest professional body in HR, so what you learn with us will be highly respected and valued by employers.

Our students achieve consistently high pass rates, so 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.

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


Why study Human Resources?

The Human Resources department is an integral part of any successful company, so there's a consistently high demand for qualified HR professionals.

Indeed, it could be argued that HR is at the heart of any business: a company is only as successful as its employees, and HR professionals play a major role in attracting, retaining and developing talent.

They're often responsible for a number of matters crucial to the successful running of a business, including conflict resolution, cost saving, training, payroll, recruitment and performance improvement.

This means that the rewards for working in HR are great. According to the CIPD, entry-level HR officers earn on average £26,000 a year, rising to £31,000 with experience. HR Managers earn around £46,000 a year and HR Directors earn an average of £75,000, rising to upwards of £150,000 with bonuses included.

Depending on the level you study at, your CIPD qualification could lead to desirable roles such as:

  1. Head of HR
  2. HR Director
  3. HR Consultant
  4. Recruitment Manager
  5. People Development Manager
  6. HR Analyst
  7. HR Manager
  8. HR Advisor
  9. HR Assistant
  10. HR Coordinator
  11. HR Administrator
  12. Trainer

Why choose a CIPD qualfication?

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 over 130,000 members across 120 countries, and 12,000 professionals train with CIPD qualifications and certifications each year. It's 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. Many hiring managers include them as a prerequisite for HR jobs, and where they're not a necessity they'll put you head and shoulders above the competition. 

CIPD membership demonstrates a commitment to high standards of professionalism, an exceptionally desirable quality for for any company.

What are Awards, Certificates and Diplomas?

CIPD Awards are bite-sized qualifications which will give you in-depth knowledge of a specific, narrow subject area. They're ideal if you want to refresh, build on or solidify your existing professional knowledge of a specific aspect of HR or L&D. 

CIPD Certificates are medium-scope qualifications which cover essential subject areas in detail. 

CIPD Diplomas are the most extensive CIPD qualifications; they cover more subject areas than Certificates, giving you a comprehensive knowledge of all topics.

Need advice or looking for more information? Contact our expert CIPD advisors by email, webchat, or by phone on 0800 092 0440. We're happy to help!

Happy Students

Don’t just take it from us – here’s what our students say

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I was a working single parent, so attending college in the evening was not an option. ICS Learn made it possible for me to still achieve my goals. Before I had completed the course I didn’t think a CIPD qualification was absolutely necessary, because I felt I had the experience, so why did I need to have the paperwork? But after having done the course, it definitely gives you a lot more understanding of HR that I didn’t have previously. I would definitely sign up with ICS Learn again.

Dawn Fish Review Rating: 5 out of 5

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Since choosing ICS Learn, I’ve had a number of recruiters contacting me for HR roles and I couldn't believe it! The level of attraction I received once putting the words 'Studying towards CIPD' on my CV was immense. The on-going support that I have received from the mentors and tutors has been invaluable and has made my life a lot easier! Being able to manage my personal life has been an absolute breeze and I have not had a single regret ever since joining ICS Learn!

Anika Parmar Review Rating: 5 out of 5

catriona-mundhill

I have recently completed my CIPD Intermediate course and it’s been brilliant. When I was signing up the advisors could not have been more helpful and informative - I couldn't wait to get started. Throughout the course both the mentor and tutor team have been incredibly supportive. The online resources are brilliant and the Student Community is clear to use. CIPD Level 5 is a brilliant course for anyone who has started their HR career and is wanting to get a recognised qualification. 

Catriona Mundill Review Rating: out of 5


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