Information for CIPD Centres

How will the new Profession Map impact Centres and what are the timelines?

We are currently developing new CIPD qualifications based on the new Profession Map. As part of the work we're doing on new qualifications, we’ll be simplifying the structure so that people can see more clearly what achieving each qualification means in relation to CIPD membership.

We know it’s vital that we get the qualifications and assessment approach right both for our centres and students. We’re working hard on this in consultation with industry and academic experts and we’ll provide more information as soon as we can.

See more FAQs below.

Rest assured – present CIPD qualifications (those based on the 2013 Profession Map) will still remain valid and relevant. That’s because, though the new Profession Map will have a different foundation to the 2013 Map, we’ve brought all of the most comprehensive content associated with the 2013 Map forward into the new Map.

We are currently developing new CIPD qualifications based on the new Profession Map. We will be sharing all the latest information around new qualifications development on our CIPD Centres Hub. We want to continue to work with centres to make sure we create the best qualifications possible and get this vital project right.

Not at present. In the UK, we’ve taken the decision not to approve any new CIPD Centres or any existing centres for new qualifications, because we don’t want investments to be made ahead of potential changes.

Our centres are important partners, and we’ll consult with them ahead of any changes introduced as a result of the new Profession Map.

We will work with our centres, who will have the opportunity to review the new requirements and expectations of being a CIPD Centre.

Centres can then decide whether they want to proceed with a re-approval process in 2020.