Unlock your career potential

Just starting out, changing careers or wanting to learn more about HR and L&D? Combining CIPD membership with a CIPD qualification will speak volumes for your commitment towards good practice. It will enable you to really stand out while ensuring you remain relevant and more employable.

Student membership is for you if you:

  • are currently studying or about to study a CIPD-accredited qualification in HR or L&D
  • need immediate access to CIPD resources and support for your studies
  • want to progress to professional membership at the end of your studies.

Essential resources for your study and career success

As a member, you have access to a wealth of knowledge, helping you learn and keep up-to-date on the latest thinking in HR and L&D. Join today to:

  • gain access to the largest collection of online HR and L&D resources in the world - helping you study smarter
  • access a range of powerful online tools and career management webinars to help you progress in your career
  • get free subscription to People Management - an award-winning magazine bringing you the latest HR and L&D news
  • receive the monthly CIPD Student member newsletter to update you on all relevant topics
  • get invitations to CIPD student-only events to support you in your career and in your studies
  • get discounts on CIPD textbooks and student conferences

Join online today or find a qualification

Join Student membership today

Already enrolled on a CIPD accredited qualification? If yes:

Register using the same email address you used to enrol on your qualification. Then pay a one-off joining fee and your subscription (pay in one go or by monthly direct debit). 

Join Student membership online

Alternatively, apply by post or email: Download our Student membership application form (763 KB). Please also use this form if you have completed a CIPD-approved qualification and wish to apply for student membership.

Fees for up to 12 months membership (pre-qualification)

Enjoy our lowest membership rate and join the CIPD before you complete your qualification. You must enrol on your qualification within 9 months of becoming a student member. Join Student membership online today

Joining fee: £40

Membership fee: £92 (until 30 June 2018)

Total: £132


Late registration fee (post-qualification)

If you decide to join us once you've completed your qualification you'll be asked to pay the late registration fee as well as the full admission fee and relevant subscription.

Foundation/Certificate: Additional £100 late registration fee 

Intermediate/Undergraduates: Additional £100 late registration fee

Advanced/PDS candidates: Additional £200 late registration fee


Card payments

Fees are presented in Sterling, and card payments will be charged the exchange rate of your financial services provider.


Eurozone Direct Debit

You can set up a SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) Direct Debit to pay in euros. Please complete our SEPA Direct Debit instruction form and send it with your membership application form.

Direct debit payment amounts are based on our current exchange rate €1.20 = £1 (rate is reviewed quarterly).


Renewals

You need to renew your membership on 1 July each year. Don’t worry, we’ll send you renewal information well before the due date to remind you how much is due. Annual payment will be collected until you advise us otherwise.

CIPD qualifications in HR and Learning and Development are available at three levels:

  • Foundation - equivalent to Leaving Certificate standard
  • Intermediate - equivalent to Degree standard
  • Advanced - postgraduate level.

At each level you can follow an HR or L&D pathway or a combination of both.

When you successfully complete a Certificate or Diploma, at any level, you’ll become an Associate member, meaning you can use the designatory letters Assoc CIPD after your name. If you complete the Advanced Diploma, you can apply to upgrade to Chartered Member or Fellow if you have the relevant experience.

Learn about CIPD-accredited professional qualifications.

Your Student membership will automatically progress to Associate status upon successful completion of a CIPD Certificate or Diploma qualification.

If you hold a CIPD accredited Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management (HRM) or Human Resource Development (HRD), you may apply to upgrade to Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow if you can demonstrate at least three years’ current experience at this level.

Already a member? See if you’re eligible to upgrade.


What's in it for you?

Access essential HR and L&D resources, development tools and networking opportunities to keep informed, supported and connected throughout your studies and career.

Maria Creisson

It has been a big shift from not seeing a need for the CIPD, to thinking, how would I have got here without them?

Maria Creisson

CIPD Student Member

Muhammad Abubakir Khan

I feel supported by the CIPD. If I have any HR-related issues I know where to turn to... and it keeps me up to date.

Muhammad Abubakir Khan

Student member

Sonam Taneja

It was totally worth the financial investment, the industry professionals have really added so much perspective to all of those subjects we have been studying.

Sonam Taneja

Student member

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