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, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates:

Bradfield Consulting Ltd

Website: www.bradfield.co.uk
Phone: +971 4 440 5190
Levels offered: 3 (Foundation), 5 (Intermediate)


Oakwood International Ltd

Website: www.oakwoodinternational.co.uk
Phone: +971 4 359 9020
Levels offered: 3 (Foundation), 5 (Intermediate), 7 (Advanced)


PwC's Academy LLC

Website: www.pwcacademy-me.com/course/cipd
Phone: +971 4 515 7200
Levels offered: 3 (Foundation), 5 (Intermediate)


Coventry University (Emirates Aviation University)

Website: www.eau.ac.ae
Phone: +971 4 605 0100
Levels offered: Approved Masters (Equivalent Level 7)


Higher Colleges of Technology

Website: www.hct.ac.ae
Levels offered: Approved Bachelors (Equivalent Level 5)


Middlesex University Dubai

Website: www.mdx.ac.ae
Phone: +971 (0)4 367 8100
Levels offered: Approved Masters (Equivalent Level 7)

Acacia Learning

Website: www.acacialearning.co.uk
Phone: +966 9200 09505
Levels offered: 3 (Foundation), 5 (Intermediate)


Bradfield Consulting Ltd

Website: www.bradfield.co.uk
Phone: +971 4 440 5190
Levels offered: 3 (Foundation), 5 (Intermediate)


Oakwood International Ltd

Website: www.oakwoodinternational.co.uk
Phone: +966 1 115119132
Levels offered: 3 (Foundation), 5 (Intermediate)


PwC's Academy LLC

Website: www.pwcacademy-me.com/course/cipd
Phone: +966 11 211 0400 (Ext.1716)
Levels offered: 3 (Foundation), 5 (Intermediate)

Bradfield Consulting Ltd

Website: www.bradfield.co.uk
Phone: +971 4 440 5190
Levels offered: 3 (Foundation), 5 (Intermediate)


Oakwood International Ltd

Website: www.oakwoodinternational.co.uk
Phone: +971 4 359 9020
Levels offered: 3 (Foundation), 5 (Intermediate)

Oakwood International Ltd

Website: www.oakwoodinternational.co.uk
Phone: + 968 24475117
Levels offered: 3 (Foundation), 5 (Intermediate)


Bradfield Consulting Ltd

Website: www.bradfield.co.uk
Phone: +971 4 440 5190
Levels offered: 3 (Foundation), 5 (Intermediate)

Bradfield Consulting Ltd

Website: www.bradfield.co.uk
Phone: +971 4 440 5190
Levels offered: 3 (Foundation), 5 (Intermediate)


Oakwood International Ltd

Website: www.oakwoodinternational.co.uk
Phone: +965 22392003
Levels offered: 3 (Foundation), 5 (Intermediate)


Oakwood International Ltd

Website: www.oakwoodinternational.co.uk
Phone: +202 251 7064 1/2/3
Levels offered: 3 (Foundation), 5 (Intermediate)

Bahrain Institute of Banking and Finance

Website: www.bibf.com
Phone: +973 1781555
Levels offered: 3 (Foundation, 5 (Intermediate), 7 Advanced)


Bahrain Training Institute

Website: www.bti.com.bh
Phone: +973 17870666
Levels offered: 3 (Foundation), 5 (Intermediate)


Oakwood International Ltd

Website: www.oakwoodinternational.co.uk
Phone: +973 17622708
Levels offered: 3 (Foundation), 5 (Intermediate)


Victory Training & Development Institute

Website: www.vtdi.net
Phone: +973 17404104
Levels offered: 3 (Foundation), 5 (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 Bachelors 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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