Shape your future career

Student Membership shows you’re committed to your professional future. It gives you the strength of CIPD support for your study success, and works with CIPD qualifications to put you on the path to professional recognition.

As a Student Member, you’ll be equipped for study success. You’ll benefit from professional content, study guides, and tips for your assessments. You’ll be part of the CIPD community where you can network and learn from the experience of senior professionals, as well as connect with fellow Student Members for friendly support.

The wide range of practical and relevant resources available through CIPD membership has made preparing for assignments easy to embed into my routine and ensures that I stay sharp and connected.

Miranda, Student member

This grade could be for you if …

  • You’re currently studying or are about to study a CIPD qualification.
  • You may be looking for your first role in the people profession, or you could already be working within a people team.
  • You could be working full or part-time alongside your studies.

When you complete your studies, you’ll become a Foundation Member or Associate Member.

You’ll need to be in membership for the duration of studies - from registering your qualification to receiving your certificate. 
You’ll also need to link your qualification to your membership. Only by linking your qualification to your membership, can we process your results once submitted by your study centre. 

How does it feel to be a student member of the CIPD?

Student
Conference 2024

Studying for a CIPD qualification? Join CIPD experts and fellow members on 2 March for a half-day online event – included in your membership.

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Currently studying?
Join now

Now that you’ve enrolled onto a CIPD qualification, you need to join the CIPD as a Student Member. This will give you access to a host of member benefits and resources to help you with your studies and your career.

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Thinking of studying? Find
a qualification

Learn more about Foundation, Associate and Advanced qualifications or CIPD accredited university programmes and take our handy quiz to find out which CIPD qualification is best for you.

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Member benefits to support you

As a Student Member you’re equipped for future success. You’ll benefit from effective support for your studies, powerful career advice, opportunities to network with senior professionals and valuable discounts on learning resources. Take a look at some key benefits for Student Members.

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Data protection

The CIPD takes your privacy seriously and will keep your personal information private and secure; see our privacy policy for details.

Data protection

The CIPD takes your privacy seriously and will keep your personal information private and secure; see our privacy policy for details.

Additional information

Membership terms and conditions

These terms and conditions govern your membership with us

Membership Fees

Ensure your career in HR or learning and development is as rewarding as it can be with the CIPD. Take a look at our current membership fees.

Membership standards

Use the membership standards to identify if a membership grade is right for you.

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