CIPD’s qualifications set the international standard for people professionals.

Our five qualifications will help you kick-start or develop your HR / L&D career or give your teams the knowledge and skills to thrive in a changing professional landscape.

Grounded in expert insights and tailored for every specialism, they’re game-changing for the people profession.

Chosen your qualification? Find a centre now

CIPD qualifications are delivered by Centres around the world which can be found via the CIPD Centre Finder tool.

Flexible study options

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. If you need more flexibility in your learning journey, you can also achieve your CIPD qualification from home by studying 100% online. Explore our Centre Finder and select your preferred study type; online, face-to-face or blended learning.

Gain CIPD membership

Once you’re registered for a qualification, you’ll need to join the CIPD as a Student Member from the start of your studies. It’s essential to maintain your Student Membership until your studies are completed. Your CIPD membership and qualification work together to ensure your knowledge is recognised both inside and outside the people profession. We’ll support and encourage you throughout your studies and help you grow in confidence and impact. You’ll have access to extensive resources like our expert research, journals, factsheets, helplines and online communities to build your network.

Successful completion of a CIPD qualification gives you Foundation or Associate Membership of the CIPD, depending on the qualification you completed, and you being in active CIPD Student membership. Successful completion of a CIPD accredited University named award gives you Associate membership of the CIPD, and both CIPD Advanced Diploma qualifications and accredited Postgraduate programmes can also give you the skills and knowledge to apply for Chartered Membership (subject to eligibility).

CIPD membership gives you a badge of professionalism that’s internationally recognised. It showcases your knowledge and impact within the people profession.

Map your purpose

Every qualification is underpinned by our Profession Map.

The Profession Map was developed in collaboration with CIPD members, business leaders, industry experts and partner organisations. Over 19,000 industry experts from around the world of work have contributed to it. This is your chance to tap into that knowledge.

Are you ready to connect to their expertise?