Career progression

Download the career progression routes for payroll and pensions to see what qualifications the CIPP can offer you. (Direct download link to PDF)

Apprenticeships

An apprenticeship is a way for young people and adult learners to earn while they learn in a real job, gaining a real qualification and a real future.

Payroll Technician Certificate

An accurate payroll service requires you to understand complex legislation. This online certificate allows those with little payroll experience to begin to develop and formalise their payroll knowledge.

The learning professional course

This learning programme supports those wishing to enrol on higher level qualifications who have not studied for a number of years, or have no academic learning experience.

Foundation Degree Access Course

This online course prepares those who have completed the Payroll Technician Certificate, or have at least two years experience, who wish to progress to a higher level of study; using evaluation of existing knowledge, additional support and team working guidance.

Certificate in Pensions Administration

Today’s UK pension legislation is complex, and this certificate sets out to ensure that your teams have a broad understanding of the UK’s pension schemes, including automatic enrolment.

Professional Development Award in Team Management

The Professional Development Award in Team Management is designed for individuals who are looking to move or have recently moved into, a team leader or management position.

Foundation Degree in Payroll Management

This qualification sets out to ensure an in-depth understanding of payroll, and the complex payroll legislation involved, and also provides management skills including performance, time, project and operational management.

Foundation Degree in Pensions Administration and Management

This qualification sets out to ensure an in-depth understanding of the Local Government Pension Scheme (England and Wales) whilst providing management skills including time project and operational management.

BA (Hons) in Applied Business and Management

The CIPP's BA (Hons) in Applied Business and Management (CIPP) builds on your industry knowledge and skills to take your capabilities to a strategic level.

MSc in Business and Reward Management

The MSc in Business and Reward Management builds on your industry knowledge and skills to take your capabilities to a strategic leadership level.

In-house learning

In-house delivery of training courses and qualifications offers organisations the option to train groups of employees at reduced rates.

Help and guidance

Help, guidance and advice for both individuals, and employers supporting learners through their studies.

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Also of interest

CIPP Membership

Membership of the CIPP offers many benefits to help advance your career in payroll, pension and rewards.

Events

Our comprehensive programme provides a wide range of events throughout the year providing something for everyone. The CIPP policy team speak at many of our events, providing updates on changes to legislation.

Payroll training courses

Take a look at the payroll, pensions and reward training courses available from the CIPP and how they can help you.