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How to Get CIPD Qualified Online

Take your HR career to the next level with an online CIPD qualification. 

Becoming qualified with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is a goal for many people within - or aspiring to be in - the people profession, as their qualifications are not only internationally recognised but are considered the benchmark for professional qualifications in the world of HR and L&D.

What many people don’t realise, however, is that you can earn a CIPD qualification online, in a way that shapes around your work, life, and other commitments. Here’s how!

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Getting CIPD Qualified Online 

Whether you’re just starting out in HR or L&D or perhaps already have some experience, there’s bound to be an online CIPD qualification that’s perfect for you and your career development.

The CIPD offers qualifications that you can study online at three various levels depending on your experience, including:

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Studying CIPD Online 

Now that we’ve reviewed the available HR and L&D CIPD qualifications, you’re likely wondering how you can go about studying these prestigious courses online.

First off, you need to find the right provider (like us!) who will give you the freedom and flexibility you need to study your CIPD qualification in a way that suits your life - and not the other way around.

While there are a number of providers who are approved to offer online CIPD courses, with DPG you’ll benefit most from:

  • 100% online programmes (or blended programmes, if a mix of traditional classroom learning with online learning might suit you better)
  • Online programmes are self-paced, offering total flexibility
  • Competitive course prices, low deposits and 0% interest on your monthly payments
  • Live Q&A sessions held remotely with facilitators
  • All materials hosted on the DPG Student Community and accessible 24/7, allowing you to study anytime, anywhere
  • Interactive learning activities and access to recorded webinars, and
  • Flexible routes to CIPD Membership dependant on your experience and the CIPD level you choose to study 


As you might've guessed, studying online also means you’ll be assessed entirely online as well.

For each module you study in your course, you’ll be required to complete a written assignment that will be handed in online to be marked by our assessors and moderated by the CIPD - ensuring the gold-standard of the comprehensive qualifications we offer.

We’re trusted by over 25,000 learners, including employees from the NHS, British Gas, Nationwide and Civil Service.

If you’d like a more all-encompassing look at the CIPD’s Level 3, 5, and 7 qualifications, take a look at our informative brochures for more.


Looking for more information on how to study CIPD online? Get in touch with us for everything you need to know or to enrol today. 



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