3 Ways to Convince Your Employer to Fund Your CIPD Qualification

Megan McNeill

CIPD Specialist


If you’re an HR professional, there’s no doubt that gaining a CIPD qualification will have huge benefits for your career.

However, you’re not the only one who will benefit. Having CIPD-qualified professionals on the team is a big advantage for employers, and many will be willing to fund your CIPD training.

Trying to convince your employer to invest in your development can be intimidating, but if you focus on a few key points, you’ll have a great chance of accomplishing your goal.

1. Explain how CIPD benefits you and your employer

CIPD courses help you develop knowledge and build on real-world HR and L&D skills that can be immediately applied to the workplace, supporting both your career and your organisation.

As a CIPD member, you’ll have access to a wide range of resources including the CIPD Knowledge Hub. This online library is filled with fact sheets and guides on key industry topics that will help you deal confidently with the HR challenges facing your organisation.

You’ll also have access to specialist helplines, employment law and people management support, and regular industry news and updates.

As a mark of professional credibility and high standards, earning your qualification with CIPD is something your employer can be proud of. CIPD accreditation demonstrates your expertise to colleagues, clients and external partners, enhancing your organisation’s employer brand as well as your professional credibility.

2. Demonstrate that your course won’t interfere with your work

Online learning provides the convenience and flexibility you need to earn your CIPD qualification while working full-time, so choosing this route can be a major factor in convincing your employer to fund your course.

At ICS Learn, we design our CIPD courses with busy schedules and organisations in mind. With no study timetables or assignment deadlines, you can gain your qualification at your own pace – taking away any lingering concern that you’ll be distracted while working.

Plus, you can study online from home with no workshops required, so you can get your qualification no matter what happens.

3. Highlight the benefits of creating a strong learning culture in your organisation

As an HR professional, you should be an advocate for training not only for yourself, but for your colleagues.

Supporting skills and career development across the workplace leads to increased levels of motivation and self-confidence for learners.

As a result, employees are more fulfilled in their roles and content with their employee experience, directly correlating to a higher rate of staff retention.

This increases morale, boosts productivity, and ultimately improves your organisation’s bottom line – making CIPD a highly worthwhile investment.

Ready to advance your career with CIPD? Learn how ICS Learn’s online courses will help you shape CIPD around your life.

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