Follow the step-by-step enrolment process below to decide whether studying is for you, which qualification is best for you and which study centre or university to study with.
Once enrolled and underway with your studies, you’ll need to join CIPD student membership. This gives you access to a host of member benefits and resources to help you with your studies and your career.
Outline of the enrolment process
Find out why studying for a CIPD qualification can boost your career.
Take our handy quiz to help you choose which CIPD qualification is right for you.
Consider whether you want to study online, in a classroom, or maybe a mix of both and use Centre Finder to explore which study centre or University to study with. Contact your preferred study centre or university to confirm the qualification costs, timeframe and study options.
Enrol with your chosen study centre or university and they'll register you with us.
Join the CIPD as Student Member. Once your study centre registers you with us (and if you're not already a member) we'll email you to invite you to become a Student Member. For the CIPD to moderate your work, you'll need to be in active membership throughout your studies (This applies to students studying a CIPD qualification.)
Start your studies and explore the CIPD’s resources available to support you while you're studying.
Benefits of Student Membership
Once enrolled and underway with your studies, you’ll need to join CIPD student membership. This gives you access to a host of benefits and resources to help you with your studies and your career.
- Exclusive member benefits that will enhance your studies and add impact in your work.
- The support and shared experience of almost 160,000 people professionals in the worldwide CIPD community.
- Career development tools to help you realise your career aspirations.
- Access to wellbeing resources to support your physical and mental health, including a 24/7 helpline.
For the CIPD to moderate your work, you'll need to be in active membership throughout your studies (This applies to students studying a CIPD qualification).
Frequently asked questions
Routes to CIPD membership
Unsure if studying is the right option for you?
Use our handy interactive tool to help you find the right route into CIPD membership.
Other useful links
Tackling barriers to work today whilst creating inclusive workplaces of tomorrow.
Overview of the costs associated with studying a CIPD qualification. Find out what help is available towards funding your studies.
Explore the roles of the CIPD and your study centre during your CIPD qualification.
Access regulatory information about each of our qualifications, as well as guided learning hours (GLH), total qualification time (TQT) or total notional hours, and credit values.