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The Benefits of Getting CIPD Qualified

CIPD qualifications are considered the training benchmark in the people profession, acting as a career-enhancing tool that helps to open doors to bigger, better career opportunities as you progress and gain essential industry expertise.

While enrolling on a CIPD course isn’t a prerequisite for working in HR or L&D, there’s no doubt that having one of these prestigious qualifications on your CV will help you stand out - and may just be the difference between landing that new job or not.

Whether you’re interested in becoming an HR professional or an L&D training expert, CIPD offers qualifications at Level 3, 5, and 7 that suit you regardless of where you’re at in your burgeoning career.

To give you more insight, below we review some more incredible benefits of getting CIPD qualified that will have you enrolling today!



Benefit #1. Globally Recognised Qualifications

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has been championing better work and working lives for more than a century. During this time, they’ve cultivated an incredible reputation and are now recognised internationally for their outstanding professional training qualifications.

This means that whether you’re a CIPD student or graduate, when you make it known on your LinkedIn and CV that you’re being trained by the best in the business, you’ll undoubtedly be of high interest to recruiters and employers alike as they’ll know you’ll have been trained to the highest standards via the most relevant and practical course material and applications.

Benefit #2: Showcases Your Commitment 

The CIPD is a huge advocate for continuing professional development (CPD) and, as such, those employers who value CIPD qualifications also tend to value employees who have invested interest in their personal and professional growth.

To this end, when you take on a professional training qualification, you’re highlighting your dedication and commitment to your success, qualities that employers look for in their top talent.

CPD doesn’t have to stop at CIPD training qualifications either. Once you’ve collected the CIPD badge of professional credibility, there are plenty of other ways to work on your self-improvement that will keep you on the radar of your organisation’s leaders.

Benefit #3: Great for Career Development 

Without a doubt, becoming CIPD qualified will take you from industry novice to industry expert as you progress through each level, taking your career to new heights as you learn the knowledge, skills, and strategies to become an outstanding people professional.

To give you a better idea of where to start with CIPD qualifications and which levels you can advance to:

To learn more about the qualifications we the CIPD offer and which will be the best launching pad for your blossoming career, read more here.

Benefit #4: Increases Your Earning Potential 

As you progress in your career and within your organisation, there’s no doubt that you’ll have ample opportunities for promotions and salary increases as time goes on.
However, with a CIPD qualification you can speed up this process, as once you’ve completed your course you’ll naturally be in a better position for higher earnings and mid-level to senior roles.

Starting salaries for CIPD Level 3 certified HR professionals, for instance, start between £20,000 and £25,000 which is at least £5,000 to £10,000 than those who go without studying one of these prestigious qualifications.

Benefit #5: You'll Become a CIPD Member 

CIPD Members are among the most sought-after people professionals across the globe.

To add, when you enrol on a CIPD qualification, you’ll automatically become a Student Member of the CIPD. Then, as you progress in your studies, you’ll have the opportunity to achieve higher levels of CIPD Membership (i.e. Foundation Member, Associate Member, Chartered Member, or Chartered Fellow) depending on what stage you’re at in your career.

Each level of membership benefits from access to a wide range of member-only CIPD resources, networking opportunities, and support you need to make a difference in your career as a people professional. This includes wellbeing helplines and career advice via the CIPD Career Hub whenever you need it.


Perhaps the ultimate benefit of getting CIPD qualified is that it makes you an invaluable asset to any company, helping organisations stay ahead of the curve with the most up-to-date HR and L&D practices.
To add, when you study with us at DPG, we offer you the flexibility and affordability to unlock your potential at your own pace, on your own terms so you can advance towards a brighter, more fullfilling future.


For more information on our 100% online CIPD qualifications, get in touch with one of our Programme Advisors today. 

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