April 8, 2019

Are CIPD qualifications worth it?

You may ask yourself ‘Are CIPD qualifications worth it?’ and for good reason. Getting CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) qualified involves a significant investment in terms of money and time so it’s important to think everything through before taking the plunge. However, you will very quickly reap the rewards – even as you study.

Secure your future

CIPD qualifications are internationally recognised and highly regarded in the HR and L&D industries around the world.

For those who want to break into the HR industry, getting qualified could make the difference between getting a job and not. Some employers expect CIPD accreditation as a prerequisite and will not even consider your application if you don’t have it.

If you have an HR related degree or tons of experience in the profession, then accreditation is less pressing but will still stand you in very good stead. It could be the deciding factor between you and another candidate.

Accelerate your career

CIPD qualifications open doors further down the line and career progression is a guarantee. Gaining a Level 5 or Level 7 qualification shows real commitment to the industry and to your development as an HR or L&D professional.

A CIPD qualification enhances your knowledge of the industry, exposing you to the latest theories, thinking, insights and case studies. This is crucial to professional development.

Boost your earning potential

With career progression ultimately comes increased earning potential. CIPD qualified employees tend to earn more and with every CIPD level you attain you can boost your earnings further.

Increase your understanding

Getting CIPD qualified will boost your strategic understanding of HR and L&D and how it sits within the business. The CIPD is the foremost professional awarding body for HR and L&D professionals. A bonus of getting qualified is attaining either associate or professional CIPD membership with Level 5 and Level 7 accreditations respectively. CIPD membership adds credibility to your ability to do your role and helps to deepen your understanding of the industry.

Whatever level of CIPD accreditation you are at, the actual studying will enhance your understanding of HR and L&D, your business understanding, strategic overview and gives you the chance to network with your peers.

The support to succeed

From handpicked expert CIPD approved facilitators to DPG’s free online community you will have access to a network of learners, professionals and experts to support you throughout your qualification and beyond. DPG are here to help you succeed.

Take a look at our CIPD qualifications today and secure your future.