December 15, 2016

The benefits of getting qualified in HR

Every HR professional knows that organisations operate in a constantly changing world. Technology, the economy and new ways of working such as the gig economy present new challenges for all employers. To succeed and grow in this business environment, employers need the very best HR professionals with up-to-date knowledge and skills.

So how can HR professionals develop their skills and knowledge to ensure they play their part in the future success of their business?

Benefits of getting a qualification in HR
In HR, CIPD qualifications are the gold standard. These qualifications help you progress your career in HR or Learning & Development, and they help increase your earning potential and career opportunities. Organisations increasingly require their HR colleagues to be qualified – without the right qualification it can be hard to secure a job.

Qualifications are also important for helping you progress in HR which is why there are various levels to CIPD qualifications – Level 3 is aimed at entry-level HR and L&D professionals, Level 5 for aspiring managers and Level 7 for HR and Learning and Development leaders.

How can the CIPD Level 5 Certificate/Diploma in HR management help develop your career?
The CIPD Level 5 qualification gives you a deeper understanding of HR and L&D, so it is ideal if you are an aspiring or existing HR or L&D manager. The programme helps you to understand how to drive sustainable organisational performance through tailored HR or L&D methods.

You’re also provided with valuable and practical insights into a range of HR and L&D areas such as developing professional practice, resourcing and talent planning, reward management, employment law and much more.

The benefits of taking a 100% online CIPD qualification
Our extensive customer research shows that busy HR and L&D professionals need to be able to learn at their own pace and at their own time. These are the main drivers for developing our 100% online Level 5 qualification.

But these are not the only reasons. Technology enables us to deliver a completely different experience and in our new qualification we have developed some unique and innovative features. These include:

• A virtual business district where participants put their learning into practice across a range of industry sectors
• The opportunity to work in a virtual HR consultancy that works on real-life business and HR challenges
• A community-driven approach that encourages participants to share and learn together and to develop new peer networks
• A personal facilitator who is there to support you every step of the way
• Immediate starts for new participant and completion in four months

What our participants say
Some of the first participants on our new CIPD Level 5 HR online programme are sharing their learning journey. Milly Dingle, a personnel and facilities manager, is enjoying the business district.

She says: “The Business District is very realistic and the way you’re fed the information draws you in, making it very easy to learn and digest the knowledge being provided. It’s great to have a variety of activities to complete and @Zip_HR really brings that to life by having different clients with varying levels of knowledge. It makes the process very engaging and you feel like you’re getting to know them as you would in a real environment.”

You can follow Milly’s progress here.

Our new CIPD Level 5 Certificate/Diploma in HR management has been developed to help HR and L&D professionals develop their own skills, knowledge and experience in an innovative online environment. The focus is on putting knowledge into practice and quickly. We do this through our virtual HR consultancy Zip HR which provides real-life business scenarios for participants to work on. Personal facilitators are also on hand to provide support as and when required.

And because the qualification is 100% online you can start immediately and get qualified in as little as four months.

Find out more about our new, flexible CIPD Level 5 Certificate/Diploma in HR Management 100% online.