Students can study for either all 4 Electives to be awarded Licentiateship of the Institute, or individual Electives as part of Continuous Professional Development.
If the electives are completed in addition to People Management and Development, Applied Personnel and Development and Core Management, this will result in the award of Graduateship of the CIPD Professional Development Scheme.
The Conceptual Framework
The Employee Reward Contribution
This graduate qualification should be studied in the order of Core Management, People Management and Development/Applied Personnel and Development and the Electives.
To commence this post-graduate level course, you must have either:
a degree in any discipline
2 A levels or an HNC/HND in any discipline plus one year's experience in HR/personnel.
5 years' HR experience
Some students may be entitled to exemptions; evidence of prior qualifications will be required.
All students will be required to take part in a telephone interview prior to release of study material. This is requested by CIPD.
120 hours approx. For example: 10 hours per week to complete in 3 months, or 2.5 hours per week to complete in 12 months. Study as little or as much as you wish.
As an ICS student you will have your very own personal tutor helping you with your course work and with any questions you may have. Plus our team of Student Advisors are only a phone call away for all the practical advice you may need - so we really are with you 100%...
Each course includes a number of assessments that you complete as part of your coursework and then forward to your tutor for grading and comments. You'll also be required to sit exams at an authorised testing centre near you. Please note that membership and exam fees are not included in the cost of your course.
This qualification also requires the student to successfully complete the following:
One 2 day residential workshop per Elective (central UK location)
1 assignment per Elective
2 hour examination per Elective (local venue)
CIPD Licentiateship (on completion of the Electives Field)
What our students say
" I work on a freelance basis. Studying with ICS gave me the flexibility - I could study when I wanted, and the study materials were very good. Now I've got the IPD Qualification, I can become a Registered Consultant, which gives me the scope to work with even more companies." Sharon Collins
Needless to say, challenging opportunities in Personnel Management and Development exist in literally every sector of the economy. The very nature of the job brings Personnel professionals into continual and varied contact with people at all employment levels, from the shop-floor to the boardroom. Corporate structures invariably have high-level posts for qualified Personnel Managers, which means the possibilities for future advancement are excellent.
Free With Course
An ICS study pack which contains a document wallet, sticky notes, ball pen and highlighter and ruler to help you get started.
There is no specific recommended reading for this course, but you may wish to read widely around your subject to enhance your knowledge as you progress.
Please note that we are unable to accept discount vouchers for CIPD courses.