Five reasons you should become CIPD certified right now

Considering a CIPD certification, but don’t know where to start?

If you’re interested in working within the HR industry, a professional qualification could be the thing to take your career to the next level. And it’s about much more than having a brand new acronym to add you to your applications.

We spoke to the experts at AVADO the UK’s No.1 online provider of professional qualifications, to find out their top five reasons you should become CIPD certified right now:


You’ll earn more money

To put it simply, CIPD certified candidates don’t just have the potential to earn more money than their colleagues – they actually do.

Entry level salaries for CIPD Level 3 certified HR Administrators and HR Assistants, for example, start at around £25,000, a full £10,000 more than their unqualified counterparts.

With continued professional development up to CIPD Level 7, you could even go on to become an HR Manager or Director, with the potential to earn around £62,500.


You’ll have an internationally recognised qualification

CIPD isn’t just the UK benchmark when it comes to people development – it’s a worldwide community.

In fact, there are over 140,000 CIPD members working across the globe, showing that the skills and knowledge you’ll learn will always be in demand, no matter where you are.

A CIPD qualification offers you opportunities to work for organisations around the world, giving you the chance to really take your HR career global.


You’ll rapidly expand your skillset

If you’re looking to work in the HR industry, keeping up-to-date with the latest employment news and legislation is essential.

Studying CIPD not only means that you’ll show potential employers your commitment to HR best practice, but you’ll also expand your industry knowledge and learn something new on an ongoing basis.  And doing it all using real-world examples.

So whether you’re completely new to the world of HR, or you’ve been working in the industry for a while, becoming CIPD certified will provide you with all the skills you need to get ahead.


Because you’ll have clear career progression

Scared of being stuck in the same job? This is the certification for you.

Every time you complete a new level of CIPD, you instantly open up more doors when it comes to your career.

Looking for your first HR role? A CIPD Level 3 certification will help find your perfect position as an HR Assistant. Want to move into management, or analysis? CIPD Level 5 will take you where you want to go. With CIPD, career progression is guaranteed.

And with over 40% of organisations stating that skill shortages affect their ability to hire the right HR professionals for their roles, you’ll never be short of opportunities to make your next move.


You’ll have all the support you need to succeed

Finally, it’s never been easier to learn CIPD.

AVADO are leaders in the field of online study, and will support you throughout your course to keep you motivated. You can even study on your mobile device, allowing you to learn wherever you are, at a time that suits your schedule.

So whatever stage of your career you’re in, and whatever other commitments you have, there really isn’t a reason why you can’t make a CIPD certification work for you.


Why study with AVADO?

AVADO are the largest training provider for professional qualifications in the UK with an active community of over 20,000 students studying to secure their next promotion, a higher salary or to take their career in a new direction.

They are CIPD Enterprises’ only official online learning partner for qualifications in HR and L&D, enabling you to gain access to exclusive CIPD experts and content you won’t find anywhere else.

Not only do they offer over 26 years’ worth of experience in online learning, they also have a 96% pass rate* on their CIPD courses.

Other benefits of studying CIPD with AVADO include:

  • Interactive classes, where you can learn online with other students
  • Expert tutors handpicked to support you
  • Flexible and interest free finance plans
  • An online learning platform built around you
  • Bite-sized content designed to work on mobile

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* HR Pass rates up to 96% based on submitted assignment by students studying CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in HR, January to May 2018


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