Key information


The next enrolment will be autumn 2016:


Business case

Use the CIPP's business case template to gain approval for CIPP qualification:

For more information please contact Elaine Gibson or Wendy Thompson on 0121 712 1010 or email

Please note that the MSc course start is subject to meeting minimum student numbers, if the minimum requirement is not achieved your enrolment will be processed for the next available intake.


Approved Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

MSc in Business and Reward Management – allowing students who do not hold one of the desired entry level payroll qualifications direct access to the qualification based on other qualifications that they hold, and/or their previous payroll experience.

As advised by the University of Derby, APL can be:

  • Certified (APCL) – to give recognition of learning which has been formally assessed and for which a certificate has been awarded
  • Experiential (APEL) – to recognise that knowledge and skills can be developed through many types of experience, such as work and voluntary activities

Enquirers must hold at least three years’ experience within a business, payroll or pensions environment. In addition your experience should include strategic aspects such as project management, managing change and team leadership. This is subject to final assessment by the University of Derby.

If you are unsure about which qualification route is the right one for you click here for payroll or pensions, call 0121 712 1023 or email us.