Human Resources

Human Resources
CIPD Courses Online

CIPD is the leading professional body for setting professional standards for HR and development in the workplace. By studying an HR or leadership and management online course with StaySharp, you can take the first step in beginning your career within the world of HR.
CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice

CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice

The CIPD Level 3 qualification is the ideal first step for those looking to begin a career in HR and people management. This course is designed to offer the foundation knowledge needed to progress along the CIPD pathway and prepare for your HR career through studying online courses in human resources.

CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management

CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management

The CIPD Level 5 Diploma is designed for learners to hone their skills and knowledge in people management through an online human resources course. Optional units are offered within this course, giving you the ability to tailor your learning plan according to your desired HR career path.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to common questions about distance learning, accreditation, and course enrollment.
  • CIPD stands for Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. CIPD set the standard for people management in the workplace, as well as offering a range of online courses in human resources for those looking to pursue an HR, leadership or management career with their human resources qualifications.

  • All levels of CIPD’s training courses in HR are designed to equip learners with the knowledge and expertise needed to pursue a career in HR, management or leadership. Different CIPD levels are considered equivalent to different higher education qualifications and are highly respected within the human resources career path, with a CIPD course in HR management unlocking doors in a range of human resources job roles.

  • StaySharp’s HR, leadership and management courses from CIPD allow learners to study CIPD human resources qualifications with full flexibility. With all course materials made available online, you can study an online human resources course from StaySharp at your own pace, from wherever suits you.

  • The cost of CIPD courses online varies between different levels, with CIPD Level 3 Certificate in People Practice starting from £105 per month or a one-off payment of £1,199 for 12-months access. Check the individual course pages for more accurate details of CIPD course cost.

  • Anyone with an interest in pursuing a career in HR, leadership or management can study the CIPD Level 3 course, though it’s recommended that learners are 16+ and educated to GCSE level or equivalent before CIPD’s training courses in HR.

  • It generally takes 7–18 months to complete CIPD courses online, with completion time of all levels of CIPD varying depending on the amount of time that learners can dedicate to their studies.

  • Completing CIPD Levels 3, 5 and 7 could open up opportunities to work in a range of HR, management and leadership roles, such as HR advisor or workplace culture manager. Alternatively, you might choose to continue your studies with a further course in HR management or a further leadership and management online course.

  • The full CIPD pathway covers a wide range of topics, such as workplace culture, core behaviours for people professionals, essentials of people practice and HR, organisational performance and more, with many units utilising materials and examples from real life scenarios. These online leadership and management courses are as highly respected as equivalent courses studied in-person.

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