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Human Resources Qualifications CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

The CIPD Level 3 Certificate in People Practice will give those aspiring to or embarking on a career in people practice the skills, confidence and knowledge they need to succeed.

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Level 3 Certificate in People Practice

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Human Resources Qualifications CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management Subscription

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

The CIPD is globally recognised for its ongoing research, experience and expertise in organisational development. A CIPD qualification will open the doors to new opportunities in HR and L&D.

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Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management

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Accountancy Qualifications ACCA Subscription

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

The ACCA Qualification is designed for those who already have some experience in finance and are looking to progress to more senior roles or become a Chartered Certified Accountant.

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Chartered Certified Accountant Qualification

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Accountancy Qualifications AAT Subscription

Association of Accounting Technicians

AAT’s qualifications are one of the simplest ways to study accountancy online. Perfect for those with no previous experience, these courses ensure you have a solid understanding of the main principles of accountancy.

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Chartered Certified Accountant Qualification

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Accountancy Qualifications CIMA Subscription

Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

The CIMA Qualification is among the world’s most recognised finance qualifications. It sets the standard for management accountancy training and, once completed, you’ll be awarded with Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) status.

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Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)

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The smarter way to study for professional qualification exams and assessments

StaySharp was founded by BPP - one of the world’s leading professional education providers. With 24/7 access to exam-focused practical resources, along with expert support from our team of tutors, we’ll help you gain the confidence you need to pass your exams and assessments, without having to compromise on your independence.

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StaySharp was founded by BPP

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Unlimited access to all materials

Enjoy access to your entire chosen syllabus as soon as you sign up.

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Learn at a time that suits you with the StaySharp mobile app.

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What students say about StaySharp

I chose StaySharp, because of the independent learning, and the fact that it is online. I did some research and could see that the reviews from previous students were very good. I am thoroughly enjoying the course and love the fact that I can jump in any time I want. The StaySharp learning platform is very easy to navigate and makes it easy to pick up where you left off. I also enjoy that the live sessions are recorded which enables you look back on them, or, if you miss them, you are still able to get all of the information.

Fionnghuala Smith

Staysharp was the most affordable platform offering a CIPD Level 5 with a monthly plan available for the students. The course is great and I can work it out around my current job role as an HR Officer. The course can be really comprehensive and the fact that live webinars are available it makes it even better. The learning platform is really good, you can access it from the PC and smartphone with loads of interactive slides.

Klaudya-Irina Grecu

Fantastic service at a brilliant price point. Great user-friendly service and designed really intuitively. BPP's material design, study plan and live lectures are easy to learn with and let you go at your own pace - they even have recommended time to spend on each 'step' as you go which makes planning in the run up to exams easy. I have also studied with Kaplan online and would say BPP/StaySharp is superior, there is a lecture for every topic so you are not left in the dark with explanation. Couldn't recommend enough, especially at the price point too - rather than paying a lump sum to a study provider, you can almost 'spread the cost' month to month.

Luke Anderson

So far I'm impressed with what I have seen. I can dip into the study material across all AAT modules which is exactly what I need. I am aiming for level 4 but sometimes I need to get back to basic stuff to refresh my memory. Other providers want you to follow their set menu. A la carte is best.

E Wright

Just what I was looking for....can't go wrong with this one.... I am certain. I am so happy and excited to have subscribed to StaySharp....There are many learning providers who operate on a subscription basis in the market....but what stands out most with Stay Sharp is the high quality content, easy to follow and exam focused study sessions with achievement ladders to help and revise your progress through your journey towards each paper and access to the entire gamut of 14 ACCA papers at a competitive and reasonable monthly cost from one of the most reputable learning providers - BPP.


What makes us different?

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Price of CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management
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Access to 100% of the syllabus
Structured learning plans
Feedback on personalised areas of progress
Interactive and engaging online content
Added value content on data and coaching
Flexibility to stop and start at any point*
Ability to cancel at any point*
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From £2,995
£1,900 for 18-months access or £110 p/m

*Ability to stop/start or cancel at any point is only available on our monthly subscription payment plan

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Frequently asked questions

StaySharp is part of the BPP Education Group. By studying with StaySharp, you'll benefit from approved BPP learning resources including videos, study notes and reading materials.

Our courses ensure you have everything you need to pass your assessments or exams. With your own online portal, you’ll progress through your studies, measuring performance and testing your knowledge as you go. The platform also highlights personal areas of improvement, so you know where to focus your time.

You get access to all papers in ACCA and AAT or all modules within in CIPD Level as part of your subscription.

At the end of the 14-day free trial, a recurring monthly payment will be taken from your confirmed payment method. You can manage your subscription within your account and can cancel at any time.

You’ll always have access to the most recent content. We’ll update your content every year in line with syllabus changes. We’ll also prompt you to download your latest progress data ahead of any update, so you can review previous step attempts if you need to.

Yes - our courses are all online. You can study from anywhere, at any time.

However, if you are studying an accountancy and tax qualification (AAT, ACCA or CIMA), you’ll need to go to your nearest exam venue to sit your exams. Please visit the relevant professional body website to find out more about exam venues in your region.

To be able to participate fully in the StaySharp programme, you’ll need to have your own device to access online learning materials, carry out activities and take assessments. 

StaySharp minimum specifications are for a PC, laptop, or any smart device (including tablets and Chromebooks). Any device must have WiFi connectivity and use a modern browser (listed below).


Windows OS: 4 GB RAM  

macOS: 4 GB RAM

Hard drive 

Windows OS: 10 GB of available disk space  

macOS: 10 GB of available disk space; HFS+ hard disk format (also known as macOS Extended) or APFS  

Operating system 

Windows 10 (64bit)  

MacOS - The new version of macOS and the previous two versions as of the time of publication October 2020


Windows OS: 1280 x 768 screen resolution  

macOS: 1280 x 800 screen resolution


Windows OS: Graphics hardware acceleration requires DirectX 9 or later, with WDDM 2.0 or higher for Windows 10 (or WDDM 1.3 or higher for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update). 

Mac OS: No specific graphics requirements 


Google Chrome Latest Release (preferred browser)  

Microsoft Edge Latest Release  

Apple Safari 12.1 Latest Release  

Firefox Latest Release  

There are no financial tie-ins or upfront costs - just a simple monthly subscription that gives you full access to all the resources you need to study for your qualifications. You can cancel at any point by following these steps:

1. Login to your account
2. Click ‘Subscriptions’ and then ‘Edit’
3. Scroll down to the bottom of the page where you will see the option ‘Cancel Subscription’

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