What's the difference between having a CIPD qualification and being a CIPD member?
CIPD qualifications assess a person's knowledge at a given point in time but do not constitute a badge of professionalism. However, as part of the new CIPD qualifications, we’ve simplified the structure so that people can see more clearly what achieving each qualification means in relation to CIPD membership.
CIPD membership is an internationally recognised designation renewed annually and demonstrates your credibility, an ongoing commitment to continuing professional development, and adherence to the CIPD’s Code of Professional Conduct.
What is the value of having a CIPD qualification? How does this compare with a CIPD membership designation?
Most employers look for more than a qualification when recruiting people professionals; they look for a symbol of professionalism that indicates an individual’s commitment to raising their standards of knowledge, capability and ethical practice.
That mark of professionalism often comes in the form of CIPD membership, which demonstrates to employers that an individual has a certain level of professional knowledge and competence, is committed to their CPD, and complies with the CIPD’s Code of Professional Conduct.
CIPD qualifications are one of the most respected and valued qualifications for people professionals, and demonstrate to employers that an individual has a certain level of professional knowledge.
What do the new CIPD qualifications mean for apprenticeships?
From 1 June 2021, apprentices will register on the new Associate Diploma in People Management as part of their apprenticeship.
Will there be a cut-off date when the previous membership criteria will no longer apply.
The new qualifications will not affect the outcome of your current studies.