Our HR and L&D qualifications develop relevant and essential knowledge and skills, and are a route into professional membership of the CIPD.

Join over 20,000 professionals currently studying an HR and L&D qualification with us.

  • Increase your career prospects and earning potential.
  • Gain the skills, knowledge and tools to support your organisation and progress your career.
  • Build your confidence and credibility to handle the most pertinent people management and development issues.

Which qualification is right for me?

Nada Al Hammadi

CIPD is a recognised qualification for HR professionals within most industry sectors, regionally and globally. I enrolled myself in a CIPD program to enhance my knowledge in the field of HR & L&D. CIPD has not only given me the confidence I require as an HR professional, but also has shaped my thought processes.

Nada Al Hammadi

Studied MA HRM at Middlesex University, Dubai

Noora Bader Al Aazmi

The CIPD is the most verified qualification within HR field in Bahrain and the whole region. I am a HR officer - I should be holding this high standard qualification from the UK.

Noora Bader Al Aazmi

Studied Level 5 HRM, BIBF Bahrain

Dana Bukhammas

I’ve been working in HR for 11 years now, it just made sense for me to have the relevant qualification that would help me to do my job better and to excel in what I am doing.

Dana Bukhammas

Studied Level 5 HRM, BIBF Bahrain

Step 1: Identify your level of study

Advanced level: If you’re experienced, looking to advance to a strategic level, and aspire to become a Chartered Member, then this postgraduate-level qualification is for you.

Intermediate level: If you’re already working in HR or L&D and want to develop your knowledge and skills, then this undergraduate degree-level qualification is the choice for you.

Foundation level: If you’re just starting out in HR or L&D or working in a support role, these A-Level standard courses will make an ideal first professional qualification.

Step 2: Choose your size of qualification

Diploma: Study a wide breadth of subjects.
Successful completion of a Foundation or Intermediate Diploma leads to Associate membership.
An Advanced Diploma also leads to Associate membership, and gives you the knowledge to apply for Chartered Membership (subject to eligibility).

Certificate: Study the essentials employers are looking for.
Successful completion at any level leads to Associate Membership.

Award: Focus on one area.
Get the knowledge and skills in a specific HR or L&D subject.
Note: Awards do not lead to any professional grade of membership but may give you credits toward a Certificate or Diploma.

Step 3: Find your perfect qualification and study centre

Each year more than 12,000 individuals join our HR, L&D and specialist study programmes. You can study CIPD qualifications at universities, colleges and training providers in the Middle East and internationally. Most of our centres offer a range of flexible study options to fit in with your busy schedule.

Browse all qualifications: Search the Qualification finder tool

Choose to study online or attend a Study Centre in Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia or the UAE.

Study at a Centre in Bahrain

Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance

Website:www.bibf.com
Study modes available: Block, Part time
Qualification type: Awarded

Foundation

Intermediate

Advanced


Bahrain Training Institute

Website:www.bti.com.bh
Study modes available: Part time
Qualification type: Awarded

Foundation

Intermediate


Oakwood International Ltd (Bahrain)

Website:www.oakwoodinternational.co.uk
Study modes available: Block, Blended
Qualification type: Awarded

Foundation

Intermediate


Victory Training & Development Institute

Website:www.vtdi.net
Study modes available: Part time
Qualification type: Awarded

Foundation

Intermediate

Study at a Centre in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Acacia Learning

Acacia Learning (Jeddah 21511)

Modes: Blended, Block, Part time, Mixed mode

Acacia Learning (Khobar)

Modes: Block, Full time, Part time, Blended, Mixed mode

Acacia Learning (Riyadh 11375)

Modes: Block, Part time, Mixed mode, Blended

Website:www.acacialearning.co.uk
Qualification type: Awarded

Foundation

Intermediate


Oakwood International - Jeddah

Oakwood International - Riyadh

Website:www.oakwoodinternational.co.uk
Study modes available: Blended, Block
Qualification type: Awarded

Foundation

Intermediate


PWC Academy LLC (Riyadh)

Website: www.pwcacademy-me.com
Study modes available: Block, Part time
Qualification type: Awarded

Foundation

Intermediate

Study at a Centre in the United Arab Emirates

Bradfield Consulting Ltd

Website:www.bradfield.co.uk
Qualification type: Awarded

Bradfield Consulting Ltd (Abu Dhabi - ADCO) - Study mode: Block

Bradfield Consulting Ltd (Abu Dhabi - Yas Island Rotana) - Study mode: Block, Blended

Foundation

Intermediate

Bradfield Consulting Ltd (Dubai - Al-Marooj Rotana) - Study mode: Blended, Block

Foundation

Intermediate

Bradfield Consulting Ltd (Dubai - Head Office) - Study mode: Block

Foundation

Bradfield Consulting Ltd (Dubai - Knowledge Village) - Study mode: Block, Blended

Foundation

Intermediate

Bradfield Consulting Ltd (Dubai - Towers Rotana) - Study mode: Block, Blended

Foundation

Intermediate

Bradfield Consulting Ltd (Paris Gallery) - Study mode: Block

Intermediate


Coventry University (Dubai)

Website:www.coventry.ac.uk
Study modes available: Part time
Qualification type: Approved

Advanced


Middlesex University (Dubai Campus)

Website:www.mdx.ac.uk
Study modes available: Full time, Part time, Block
Qualification type: Approved

Advanced


Oakwood International - Abu Dhabi

Oakwood International - Dubai

Oakwood International - UAE

Website:www.oakwoodinternational.co.uk
Study modes available: Blended, Block
Qualification type: Awarded

Foundation

Intermediate


PWC Academy

Website:www.pwcacademy-me.com
Study modes available: Block, Part time
Qualification type: Awarded

PWC Academy LLC Locations: Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Riyadh

Foundation

Intermediate

Step 4: Join the CIPD as a student member

Enjoy immediate access to essential HR and L&D resources, support and rewards.

Progress to professional membership on successful completion of your studies.

Learn about student membership.

Are you interested in becoming a CIPD-approved centre?

We are looking for centres in the region that are recognised Universities and Colleges currently delivering Bschelors or Masters in HRM in English and are looking for CIPD approval of those programmes. This accreditation will lead to CIPD professional membership for those students who complete their studies

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