As the UK's most recommended CIPD centre**, we make it easy to shape your CIPD course around your schedule. You can set your own timetable, study wherever suits you on any device, and get help when you need it with unlimited 1:1 tutor support and live online classrooms.
Plus, you can spread the cost interest-free and benefit from our price match guarantee. Plans start from just £73/month.
Our online HR qualifications are accredited by CIPD, the world's largest professional body in HR, and they're highly flexible so they fit around your life and job.
Our CIPD courses are highly valued by employers because they teach the advanced theoretical and practical skills needed to excel in HR roles. This means our CIPD students are in high demand: 92% of ICS Learn graduates end up working in HR.***
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.
The Human Resources department is an integral part of any successful company, so there's a consistently high demand for qualified HR professionals.
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:
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 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 and desirable CIPD qualifications; they cover more subject areas than Certificates, giving you a comprehensive knowledge of all topics.
* Based on 18,872 assignments submitted and 18,125 passed between 1/9/17 and 31/8/18.
** ICS Learn has the highest Net Promoter Score (NPS) against its competitors amongst learners. Source: Parthenon-EY HR Employer and Learner Survey 2017.
***Data taken from a survey of 79 people who completed a CIPD qualification between August 2015 and August 2017.
Don’t just take it from us – here’s what our students say
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.
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!
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.