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Top 5 reasons to study a CIPD-accredited HRM course

With so many on-campus and online Human Resource Management (HRM) courses available, it may seem like a daunting task sifting through them to find a high-quality, globally-recognised course that will help you in your career. 

Finding a course that’s accredited by a professional body is an important consideration if you want to receive a quality education in HRM and boost your global career prospects, earnings potential, and global professional network. 

What is a CIPD accreditation? 

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the professional body for HRM professionals and is recognised around the world, including in the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Asia. 

The CIPD is the only professional body in the world that awards Chartered status to individual HR professionals.  

Having CIPD accreditation demonstrates to potential employers that you meet the CIPD’s rigorous entry criteria and professional standards. 

Why study a CIPD-accredited HRM course?

Here are the top 5 reasons to study a CIPD-accredited HRM course: 

1. They’re globally-recognised 

The CIPD is a globally-recognised professional body for HR professionals. As such, CIPD-accredited qualifications have set the benchmark for high quality standards in HR education, and are highly-regarded around the world in the HR industry. 

Because CIPD qualifications are globally-recognised, you’ll have access to a wealth of exciting career opportunities around the world and be able to demonstrate to prospective employers – wherever they are in the world – that you have an internationally-recognised qualification to back up your HR knowledge and expertise. 

2. Helps you to stand out from the crowd 

CIPD-accredited HRM courses are the gold standard qualifications for HR professionals around the world.  

While there are plenty of HRM courses available, a CIPD-accredited HRM course will set you apart and help you stand out from the crowd, giving you more credibility and professional standing than other HRM qualifications would. 

This is especially important when you’re applying for jobs in HRM – having a CIPD-accredited qualification will help your CV shine and you to stand out from the crowd of other potential candidates. 

3. You can apply for Associate Membership 

With a CIPD-accredited qualification under your belt, you can apply to become an Associate Member of the CIPD (fees will be payable). 

This can significantly boost your professional profile and give you access to a wide range of valuable member-only resources, support and opportunities, so you can further make your mark in the HR industry. 

Once you’ve had enough professional experience in the field, you can even go on to apply for Chartered Member status – CIPD is the only professional HR body in the world that can award individual HR professionals with Chartered status. 

4. Increase your earnings potential 

Equipped with a CIPD-accredited qualification, you’ll not only be able to attract more employers in the global job market, but you’ll also be able to attract a higher salary. 

Because you’ll have a more rigorous standard of education synonymous with CIPD-accredited courses, and even potentially Associate Member or Chartered Member status with the CIPD, you’ll be in a much stronger position to boost your earnings potential and gain a significantly higher salary than HR professionals without a CIPD-accredited qualification.  

5. Expand your global professional network 

As a professional HR body with members from around the world, gaining a CIPD-accredited qualification and subsequently applying as a member of the CIPD can greatly expand your global professional network and connect you to a wealth of global career opportunities. 

You’ll be able to attend CIPD networking events, join professional communities, and interact with other HR professionals, no matter where you are in the world. 

How can UCLan’s CIPD-accredited MSc in HRM benefit you? 

Studying University of Central Lancashire (UCLan)’s CIPD-accredited MSc in HRM will equip you with the advanced-level education in HRM, people management and leadership you need to boost your success in your career as an HRM professional. 

With 1:1 mentorship and support from global industry-leading experts in HRM, you’ll master the knowledge and skills to effectively analyse business needs, drive changes in organisational culture, and bring out the best in an organisation’s people. 

Along with an MSc, this qualification also gives you a CIPD Level 7 Advanced Diploma award – the highest level of qualification offered by the CIPD. That means when you finish your MSc, you'll instantly be able to apply to become an Associate Member of the CIPD. 

If you want to boost your HR career success with an internationally-recognised CIPD-accredited qualification, discover how UCLan’s online MSc Human Resource Management can empower you with the advanced knowledge and skills you need to confidently lead global organisations to success and position yourself as an in-demand HR professional in today’s global job market. 

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