Funding and support to study Human Resources

Location

East Midlands, East of England, Yorkshire and the Humber, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, South West, South East, London, North West, North East, West Midlands, Online/Remote Study

Type of opportunity

Small grant, Other Types

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About this opportunity

This opportunity is available for anyone who would like to start or progress their career in the people profession by studying for a CIPD qualification.

A career in the people profession:

  • Roles covering Human Resources, Learning and Development and Organisational Design
  • The people profession is driven to lead positive changes in the world of work.
  • Can place you in any sector and industry.
  • Great earning potential.
  • A large number of roles and areas to become an expert in.
  • At the heart of our sector is valuing people, a passion for learning, and working
    inclusively.

Support available:
Full or part funding for your course of study
• You will develop skills, while learning about real-life challenges employees and employers face
• An internationally recoginised qualification
• A peer mentor within the people profession.
• A local professional network in your community.

What do I need:
• A desire to learn and to work within the people profession.
• Time available to study (courses are offered flexibly and can fit around other
commitments)
• Access to a computer.

Prospective learners whose first language is not English must demonstrate a high
standard of both spoken and written English to register onto a CIPD qualification.

This bursary was created by the CIPD Trust in partnership with, The City & Guilds Foundation

Level of Study

  • Foundation
  • Undergraduate
  • Other Levels

Other levels of study

What qualifications does CIPD offer?
Foundation in People Practice (Level 3)
Associate Diploma in People Management or Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning
and Development (Level 5)

More information

How do the qualifications compare to degree levels?
CIPD courses, both in HR and L&D, are available at three levels: Level 3 (Foundation) —
Equivalent level to A-Levels. Level 5 (Associate) — Equivalent level to an undergraduate
degree.

Eligibility

Refugee status, Limited or Discretionary Leave to Remain (private/family life), Indefinite Leave to Remain, Ukraine schemes

Additional notes about eligibility criteria

We are currently accepting applications and queries, please note, we reserve the right to open, close or extend the fund depending on application numbers. Therefore we would urge candidates to submit an application as soon as possible. 

  • Applicants/students must reside in the U.K. during their course of study.
  • Applicants/students must have right to work and study within the U.K.
  • This opportunity is open to those over 18 years of age.

What is included in this opportunity?

  • Full bursary (study costs and full living costs)
  • Partial bursary (study costs and partial living costs)
  • Application support and advice
  • Other (see below)

Other support provided

The bursary granted is able to support your qualification and membership costs. We are unable to support with funding for technology, transport or other living costs.

This opportunity is available to provide full or part  bursary funding for the qualification course fee, and student membership fee. Funding will be provided directly to the centre of study and does not need to be paid back upon completion of your course.

Other resources offered will be a mentor within the Profession, career preparation advice and practice, networking opportunities and skills building online courses.

Types of study available

  • Online
  • Part-time / flexible
  • Full-time
  • Face-to-face

Other types of study

What qualifications does CIPD offer?
Foundation in People Practice (Level 3)
Associate Diploma in People Management or Associate Diploma in Organisational Learning
and Development (Level 5)

More information

How do the qualifications compare to degree levels?
CIPD courses, both in HR and L&D, are available at three levels: Level 3 (Foundation) —
Equivalent level to A-Levels. Level 5 (Associate) — Equivalent level to an undergraduate
degree.

Additional information about the types of study

What flexibility do I have when studying?
We have many centres that provide our courses, some are completely remote and virtual,
others are Face-2-face locally or hybrid/blended. There is also flexibility with length of study
and time commitment.
You can look at the centres available here

A member of the CIPD Trust Team, can support with finding the right centre for you.

Additional details about application process

What’s the process, to apply for this opportunity?

Is this opportunity available for individuals outside of the UK?

No

On-going opportunity

Yes

For further questions contact Allie Platt, CIPD Trust