Posted: 6th of August 2010 by Anonymous

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Every business has staff and in every business there is someone who looks after them. With people being the lifeblood of any organisation, has teamed up with ICS Learn to tell you all about the CIPD qualifications and how they will enable you to embark on a career in Human Resources.

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is a professional body for those involved in personnel, training and development. Their aim is to lead in the development and promotion of good practice in the field of the management and development of people. In 2006 there were 311 employees, and 130,000 members, including 4000 international members in over 120 countries.

Why Study CIPD with ICS?

With pass rates consistently above the national average, CIPD courses from ICS deliver the results you need. We provide dedicated support during your studies through personal tutors, mentors and access to our online student community - a valuable tool for communicating with like-minded students! In addition, our flexible courses and easy payment terms allow for affordable studying at your own pace.

If you are serious about a career in personnel, having the appropriate qualifications from the CIPD is absolutely essential. Within this section, you can choose from a wide range of courses and modules from the Certificate in Personnel Practice through to the full PDS syllabus.

CIPD courses currently offered by ICS include:

CIPD Certificate in Personnel Practice
CIPD Leadership & Management
CIPD People Management & Development
CIPD Generalist People Resourcing
CIPD Generalist Employee Relations
CIPD Generalist Employee Reward
CIPD Generalist Learning & Development
CIPD Specialist Employment Law
CIPD Applied Personnel & D

CIPD Membership

When you register on a CIPD course with ICS you will be required to obtain a membership with the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, via their online registration facility.

The CIPD Membership is designed to help you achieve the highest level of professionalism and effectiveness throughout your career. This will be a valuable asset in your professional life and will ensure that you get the recognition you deserve and keep you ahead of your peers.

The Levels of CIPD membership:

Affiliate: a basic level of membership, not assessed against professional standards
Associate: awarded on completion of a support level certificate or relevant NVQ Level 3 and 4
Licentiate: awarded on completion of at least one of the first three fields of the Practitioner-level professional standards, and also on completion of relevant MBAs and NVQs (Level 5).
Graduate: awarded on completion of all fields of the Practitioner-level professional standards, but where no significant HR experience is held.

Chartered Grades of Membership

Chartered Member (Chartered MCIPD)
Awarded on request to graduate members that have three years' relevant managerial experience. Or a non-graduate member assessed against the professional standards after five years' relevant experience.

Chartered Fellow (Chartered FCIPD)
An upgrade from Chartered MCIPD, applicants must have at least 10 years relevant experience.

Chartered Companion (Chartered CCIPD)
By invitation only, awarded in recognition of contributions to the profession or the Institute.

The many benefits of the CIPD Membership include:

Access to Professional Resources - books; publications; toolkits; company profiles; library information services; member-only website resources; online journals and magazines; surveys, reports and research.
Career Enhancement - advance access to HR jobs; CPD tools; professional recognition.
Communication - email alerts and newsletters; employment law resources; HR in today's newspapers; latest industry news.

Networking and Development - Information on branches; communities; conferences and exhibitions; special interest forums; training courses.

Membership Discounts - reduced rate professional indemnity insurance and savings of 10% or more on books, training courses, conferences, and other products and services

Professional Qualifications
The CIPD's Professional Standards govern entry to CIPD membership and form the basis of all their qualifications. Most CIPD qualifications lead to a professional grade of membership. With ICS you can achieve your CIPD qualification through our unique flexible learning option. Register for more information.

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