A more flexible
way to pay.

We believe you should only pay for as long as it takes you to pass. No financial tie-ins, credit checks or contracts – and the freedom to choose the payment plan that fits around you.

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How it works

  • Step 1
    Pick your payment plan
    For fast learners who want more flexibility, there are our pay-as-you-go subscriptions. Studying for 12 months or more? Save money with a prepaid plan.
  • Step 2
    Check out in minutes
    Add your chosen course to your basket. Then, simply log in or sign up to activate your StaySharp subscription. All you need is a debit or credit card.
  • Step 3
    Try the first 14 days risk-free
    As soon as you sign up, you’ll get instant access to your entire course syllabus. And remember – for all monthly plans, the first 14 days are on us.

Level up, no matter
what plan you choose.

If you’re a fast learner or want the flexibility to stop and start between modules, go for our pay-as-you-go plans. Looking to save money in the long run? Pay upfront and save up to 25% vs. paying monthly.
*The 14-day free trial offer is limited to one trial per course, per customer.
  • Pay monthly
    £60
    £60/month billed monthly

    Pay for your course monthly, with no tie-in or contract.

    Select a course

    14-day FREE trial and then monthly payments. Cancel anytime.

    Pay-as-you-go Monthly
    • Monthly payments, no fixed term
    • 14-day free trial. Cancel anytime
    • No contracts or credit checks
    • Flexibility to pause and restart around your schedule
    • Lowest price guarantee
  • Pay quarterly
    £150
    £50/month billed quarterly

    Pay for your course every 3 months, with no tie-in or contract.

    Select a course

    Billed every 3 months. Cancel anytime.

    Pay-as-you-go Quarterly
    • Quarterly payments, no fixed term
    • Cancel anytime
    • No contracts or credit checks
    • Flexibility to pause and restart around your schedule
    • Lowest price guarantee
  • Prepaid
    £550
    £45.83/month billed upfront

    One-off payment. 12 months access.

    Select a course

    12 months access - save 23%

    One-off payment
    • Up-front payment for 12 months access
    • No contracts or credit checks
    • Perfect for affordable long-term study
    • Lowest price guarantee
    • Unbeatable value
  • Pay monthly
    £105
    £105/month billed monthly

    Pay for your course monthly, with no tie-in or contract.

    Select a course

    14-day FREE trial and then monthly payments. Cancel anytime.

    Pay-as-you-go Monthly
    • Monthly payments, no fixed term
    • 14-day free trial. Cancel anytime
    • No contracts or credit checks
    • Flexibility to pause and restart around your schedule
    • Lowest price guarantee
  • Prepaid
    £1,199
    £99.91/month billed upfront

    One-time payment. 12 months access.

    Select a course

    12 months access. Lowest price - guaranteed

    One-off payment
    • Up-front payment for 12 months access
    • No contracts or credit checks
    • Perfect for affordable long-term study
    • Lowest price guarantee
    • Unbeatable value
  • Prepaid
    £2,500
    £138.88/month billed upfront

    One-time payment. 18 months access.

    Select a course

    14-day FREE trial, then a one-off payment of £2,500

    Features
    • One time payment for 18 months access
    • No contracts or credit checks
    • Perfect for affordable long-term study
    • Lowest price guarantee
    • Unbeatable value
All options unlock the same industry-leading course and materials. The only difference is how you pay.

Included with every StaySharp subscription.

No matter which course you choose, or how you decide to pay, you’ll always get everything you need to excel at your exams.
  • Unlimited access to your entire syllabus from day one

  • All levels and modules in one package, ready for you as you progress

  • Approved BPP study notes, past papers, practice questions and revision kits

  • Expert support from our team of tutors via live chat

  • Access to the StaySharp community through forums and discussion groups

  • Professional body registration and examination fees are not included

Save time. Save money.
Study with StaySharp.

Everything you need to accelerate your career: expert content, flexibility, and affordability.

Traditional providers
Total cost of CIPD Level 5 course +£3,000 £2,050
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Access to 100% of the syllabus
Structured learning plans
Feedback on personalised areas of progress
Start straight away
14-day free trial
Lowest Price Guarantee
Interactive and engaging online content
Flexibility to stop and start at any point*
Ability to cancel at any point*

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

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What our students say

Ellen Sheehan
CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice

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Henry Wright
CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice

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Katy Baetjer
CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificate in People Practice

Find out how Katy has broadened her HR skills while working full-time as a line manager in the NHS.

Michael Reid
CIPD Level 5 Associate Diploma in People Management

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Frequently asked questions.

Can’t find the answers you’re looking for? Get in touch with our team today.
  • StaySharp offers flexible monthly, quarterly or prepaid plans to put you in control of how you pay for your studies. Each course has different pricing, so check your chosen course’s page for details.

  • We’re confident you'll love StaySharp, which is why we offer a 14-day free trial. If you're not satisfied within the first 14 days of your prepaid course, you can cancel for a full refund.

  • Yes, a valid credit or debit card is required to start your free trial. However, you won’t be charged if you cancel before the trial period ends.

  • If you don't cancel before the end of the free trial, you’ll automatically be charged for the monthly subscription plan you selected.

  • You can only take out one free trial per course. However, you can explore different courses by subscribing to each one individually.

  • No, there are no hidden fees or charges with StaySharp. The price you see on the course page is the total cost. The only additional fees you will need to plan for are those paid directly to the professional qualification body, such as exam or registration fees.

  • You will have access to the course materials until the end of your current billing period. Your access will then be terminated, but you can always re-subscribe at any point. You can also pause your subscription if you want to take a study break.

  • Yes, you can easily upgrade or downgrade your plan at any time. Just reach out to our team via live chat and they’ll be able to help.

Our zero-catch price match promise.

When it comes to comparing prices, we’ve already done the legwork. But if you find an equivalent course for a lower price, let us know – we’ll happily refund you the difference.
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