CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate
CIPD Level 3 Foundation Diploma
CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate
CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Diploma
Which online HR courses can you study?
You want a course that’s the right fit for you. That’s why you can choose to study either Level 3 or Level 5 qualifications as either a certificate or a diploma.
Level 3 HR courses
A Level 3 Certificate or Diploma is the perfect foot in the door for an HR career. You’ll learn the essential basic skills you’ll to be eligible for an entry-level position like an HR Assistant or Administrator.
- Developing yourself as an effective HR practitioner
- Resourcing talent
- Delivering learning and development activities
- Supporting change within organisations
For experiences learners
Level 5 HR courses
If you’ve finished Level 3 or have more experience working in HR, Level 5 is for you. Study more advanced subjects perfect for roles with more responsibility, like HR Analyst or Advisor.
- Resourcing and talent planning
- Business issues and the context of HR
- Managing and coordinating the Human Resources function
- Developing leadership and management skills
- Employee engagement
What’s the difference between a certificate and a diploma?
The level of your course shows how complex it is: the higher the level, the more advanced the topics you learn about will be.
The certificate and diploma for a level are the same difficulty. The only difference is that the diploma is longer and has a few extra units that you study. This means you get a broader understanding of the world of HR.
What is HR?
The “human resources” (HR) department manages the workforce of an organisation. Their responsibilities vary depending on the company, but often include:
- Keeping employee records
- Administering employee benefits
- Addressing employee complaints and disputes
Essentially, their job is to make sure the company and everyone in it are working at their best.
Why study HR online?
Studying online lets you fit studying around your schedule without having to commit to regular visits to a classroom. Whether you’re working full-time or have family commitments, you won’t need to worry about finding time to learn.
Our award-winning campus breaks down your course into manageable weekly plans. Each activity has a time estimate, so you know how much work you’ll be able to fit in to each study session.
Want to learn on the go? No problem. Our campus is designed to work on mobile and tablet, as well as desktop. So wherever you are, you’re always in the right place to study.
Who are the CIPD?
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the professional body for HR and people development, with a worldwide community of around 140,000 members.
You can be confident you’re getting the best HR qualification available: CIPD qualifications are internationally respected by employers, and are designed by industry leading experts to include all the latest thinking and ideas.