The popular new Fast-track option to becoming a qualified HR professional – and it costs you nothing

Earn a Certified HR Qualification and the letters 'Cert HR' after your name with just 3 months online study and no course fees

Are you looking to build your career within HR?  Most employers will request when advertising jobs that you are HR certified, or working towards an HR qualification.  A basic qualification in HR would normally cost you up to £3500 to complete over a 7 month period which is a big commitment for most, with fees due before the course commences.

However, the new solution provided by the Government is to use their 19+ ‘Advanced Learning Loans’ scheme to pay for recruitment or HR training and qualifications.

This is a perfect way to receive your accredited training whether you are new to HR or currently working within the industry and would like to improve your skill offering and qualifications.

Key points of this fantastic program are:

  • This HR Certificate is studied online
  • After completing the course you have the letters ‘Cert HR’ after your name
  • Qualifying age is 19+
  • Course length is only 3 months
  • Study at your own pace
  • No credit checks, no bank details required
  • Course fee is just £1265 – based on a student loan basis, pay back only when the course is complete and you are employed earning over £21,000 per annum.
  • No big lump sum required prior to studying. Loan repayments only apply after the course finishes are you are earning over £21,000 per annum.

If you are currently employed within an HR position, your employer may offer to pay the monthly repayments for you while you are still working at the company, with repayments being as little as £7 per month, collected through the PAYE system.  If you are not working or not earning over £21k per annum, then not a single penny will need to be paid.  Having qualified with the letters ‘Cert HR’, confident HR staff will be a positive benefit to the company as a whole and employers will be inclined to support your decision to gain this qualification.

The Advanced Learning Loan Scheme is administered by the Student Loans Company for Student Finance England, the same body that university students go to in order to fund their degree courses. These types of loans bear a very low rate of interest, are not credit checked and do not require any bank details.

Studying happens via the IOR’s StudyCourse online learning platform, in your own time with no need to attend any centres.  You can learn at any time of the day or night, to suit your personal schedule.

Places are limited.  To find out how to get yourself or your recruiting & HR staff onto these courses email: or call the IOR on 0871 288 2108 or enrol here.

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The British Institute of Recruiters is the Professional Body operating The Recruitment Certification Scheme

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