There are five CIPD qualifications to choose from.
The CIPD Foundation Certificate in People Practice is designed for those with no or minimal HR/L&D experience. It’s perfect if you’re looking for your first HR or L&D role.
The CIPD Associate Diploma in Operational Learning & Development is designed for those with some training experience who are looking for a mid-level L&D role. It’s also suitable if you have experience of training in a non-L&D role (for example, as a manager), or if you're new to L&D but have a degree and want to begin your studies at a higher level.
The CIPD Advanced Diploma in Strategic Learning & Development is designed for those with considerable L&D experience who are ready to take on postgraduate-level study. It’ll prepare you for strategic senior L&D roles and allow you to apply for CIPD Chartered Membership once you have the necessary professional experience.
If you'd like to specialise in HR rather than L&D, you could also study the CIPD Associate Diploma in People Management or the CIPD Advanced Diploma in Strategic People Management.
We know everyone’s situation is different, so before you enrol, our CIPD Course Advisors will talk through your experience, education and ambitions to make sure you’re choosing the perfect course for you.