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How Much Does It Cost.
How Much Time Does It Take And At What Time Classes R Conducted.
Where R The Classes Conducted.
What Is The Market Value Of Sphr Course.
How Much Is The Travel Time From Sharjah.
Can It Be Done Part Time.
3rd June 2008 From United Arab Emirates, Sharjah
CIPD and SPHR are two different institutions. CIPD based in UK and SPHR is a certification awared from HRCI, USA.
HRCI – Human Resource Certification Institute, USA,
PHR – Professional Human Resources
SPHR – Senior Professional Human Resources
GPHR – Global Professional Human Resources
HRCI – Human Resource Certification Institute, USA, This is a body which certifies, authenticates your knowledge and experience in HR through prometric testing center. The test windows have a fixed schedule and in Knowledge village you can appear for these tests.
Chartered Institute for Personnel Development, UK
CIPD in Dubai – In Dubai Knowledge Village you will have institutes offering Certificate courses such as CTP (Certificate in Training Practice) & CPP (Certificate in Personnel Practice).
CIPD in Sharjah – To the best of my knowledge there are no institutes in Sharjah offering CIPD courses.
Apart from certificate courses there are range of courses you can study on your own. Visit their website and you will have all the information.
Still you need more clarification, you can call me anytime.
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3rd June 2008 From United Arab Emirates, Dubai
Both have equal importance and value as these both institutions are of Global repute. It depends on your organisational culture as what pattern they follow, an American or British.
Give me a call and I will talk to you on this.
5th June 2008 From United Arab Emirates, Dubai
I also keen on doing accquiring the CIPD and my questions are pretty similar to yours...i mean, things like you had on your mind about
-How much does the entire course Cost.
-What is the duration of the course & where are the classes conducted.
-Also, what time are the classes usually held
-Are there certain qualifying aspects on the basis of which you are considered eligible to join?..educational background, work experience or any language proficiency exams...anything in particular?
Did you manage answers to these questions? Also, since you posted your query quite a while back, it is a possibility that you have already enrolled for CIPD. If so, please give me some feedback on your experience.
Have a great wekend!
20th June 2008 From United Arab Emirates, Dubai
As for the CIPD i am currently persuing a CIPD CTP certification in Dubai, through a company called Oakwood Intenational through knowledge network in Dubai, located on Sheikh Zayed Road, the cost is AED 35,000 and attendance is mandatory for the whole training period which is 4 modules a year each consists of five consecutive days. for further information kindly contact me and i can reffer you to the people in charge, they will take good care of you.
25th August 2008 From United Arab Emirates, Dubai
CIPD or SPHR Both have equal importance and value as these both certifications are from institutions of Global repute. It depends on your organisational culture as what pattern they follow, an American or British.
26th August 2008 From United Arab Emirates, Dubai
To mention im very interested in doing this course, im in India working in Accenture since 2 year in payroll. Your suggestion and information for me would be of great help. Thanks in advance
27th August 2008 From India, Bangalore
Thanks for your message. Its very motivating to meet someone who is having common interests and I am 24*7 opn for people who are interested in Professional development & Training.
Vivek. There is no CIPD center in India. YOu can see below there are very few countries which are having some institutions which are are authorised to conduct cipds few courses. Most common are the certificate courses, CTP and CPP.
List of WORLD Centers having CIPD courses:
AZERBAIJAN: Nottingham Trent University (Azerbaijan) <link updated to site home> BAHRAIN: Bahrain Training Institute <link updated to site home> BAHRAIN: Bradfield Consulting Ltd (Bahrain) ¬ <link updated to site home> BAHRAIN: Bridge Training Solutions <link updated to site home> BAHRAIN: Oakwood International (Bahrain) <link updated to site home> BARBADOS: Surrey (Barbados), University of <link updated to site home> BULGARIA: Oakwood International (Bulgaria) <link updated to site home> CAYMAN ISLANDS: Chichester College (Cayman Islands) <link updated to site home> CAYMAN ISLANDS: Portsmouth, University of - Cayman Isl <link updated to site home> CYPRUS: University of Surrey (Cyprus) <link updated to site home> GIBRALTAR: Selhurst Consulting (Gibraltar) <link updated to site home> KAZAKHSTAN: Robert Gordon University (Almaty) <link updated to site home> MALAYSIA: Specialist Management Resources (SMR) <link updated to site home> OMAN: Oakwood International (Oman) <link updated to site home> QATAR: Bradfield Consulting Ltd (Qatar) <link updated to site home> ROMANIA: Codecs <link updated to site home> RUSSIAN FEDERATION: Chichester College (Moscow) <link updated to site home> RUSSIAN FEDERATION: Nottingham Trent University (Moscow) <link updated to site home> SAUDI ARABIA: SDT <link updated to site home> SYRIA: BPP HR Training (Syria) <link updated to site home> UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Bradfield Consulting Ltd (Abu-Dhabi) <link updated to site home> UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Bradfield Consulting Ltd (Dubai) <link updated to site home> UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Oakwood International Ltd (Abu Dhabi) <link updated to site home> UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Oakwood International Ltd (Dubai) <link updated to site home>
Apart from this what CIPD has done is they have study centers within UK. you can have details from the cipd website.
From the various centers I can give you details of one center which you can write to them and ask for information. But please be very carefull as they are so many options to choose and you have to be very particular in choosing a track.
I would suggest you send me your email ID and we can stay in touch. The center in UK from which I am pursuing my course "People Management & Development" is called ICS Ltd.
Skypark 5, 1st Floor, 45 Finnieston Street, GLASGOW, Lanarkshire, G3 8JU
Tel: 0800 0563983
Fax: 0141 248 4093
: General enquiries email <link updated to site home>
It would be good if you let me know what are you interests in terms of choosing a proper track. Mail me.
28th August 2008 From United Arab Emirates, Dubai
And Sajid what is the cost of the course.
29th August 2008 From India, Bangalore
Hi, Good to see you again. Yes, you can very well enroll at a study center in UK. You get a chance of 2 years to finish your course. If you are consistent in your studies and assignments you can finish the course in 9 month. You are required to attend a 3 days workshop in UK and then the final written papers can be arranged in the country where ever you are.
You said Bahrain. Are you relocating to Bahrain ? If som, Where in Bahrain. Do let me know I was teaching there HR and T&D for 6 years.
31st August 2008 From United Arab Emirates, Dubai
Its good to have your support, my friend is residing in Behrain so its feasible for me to come down there and attend workshop.
I just need clarification regarding the eligibilty for practitioner level courses, or do I need to strat with the support level certification ( CPP etc) I have 2 years experience in the field and have done post graduation in Human Resources, Kindly suggest whether I can apply directly for any pratitioner courses like the one you did.
Thanks in Advace.
31st August 2008 From India, Bangalore
Your first query - Yes, you can do the practioner level course directly as you have already PG level qualification in HR.
Second - workshop you need to attend in UK and not in Bahrain. I will mail you all details.
1st September 2008 From United Arab Emirates, Dubai
I'm working as a HRD Assistant Manager doing the PDS CIPD through flexible learning here in Dubai, through ICS which is a UK based company and I've been in Dubai since Feb 2008. I will travel back to the UK twice per year for the 3 day workshops they provide. I have been back once and I am due to go back in March 09. I believe that examinations can be taken via the British Council in Dubai. However there is a company setting up here in 2010 that will also deliver the full PDS CIPD. I intend to transfer to this course after so that I can attend more classroom activity without leaving the UAE.
In the meantime I am working through self motivation whilst working very long days. I would be interested to meet people who are studying the same subjects for discussions, ideas and revision and real life examples for assignments etc. or even revising elements of the literature and regurgitating it back to others as a more 'fun' way to learn whilst practicing public speaking?
If there is anyone contemplating which course to take I would highly recommend the CIPD for its overall in depth study of all aspects of organisations from economics to social issues. It is also very well recognised internationally and having recently attended a conference where Vicky Wright (the CIPD President) came to speak it is now apparent that the CIPD is becoming more international in terms of its content which will make the post grad qualification even more credible.
Hope to speak to some of you soon
23rd December 2008
Thanks for the update Nice to know you. I under PDS what module are you doing ? I am doing PM&D and that too from ICS. Planning to take up workshop in March as well. That would be my first one. mail me your contact numeber on and we stay in touch.
23rd December 2008 From United Arab Emirates, Dubai
At the moment I am contemplating which certification to go for. I have researched a lot on SHRM and CIPD. I have some free time at the moment until I get a job in Dubai so in order to utilize the time I thought of increasing my knowlesge base. Can you advise which out of the two is good SHRM cert of CIPD? And internationally recognised. Since I am looking for some qualification which can be use even outside UAE.
3rd March 2009 From United States
Good you said you have some time free. Just check out previous posts in this same section and more than once i have repeated the difference between SPHR and CIPD and what importance both has in International Qualification standards.
3rd March 2009 From United Arab Emirates, Dubai
SHRM is indeed Society on Human Resource Management offering certification programs like SPHR, PHR and GPHR. I have gone through your previous posts on them. However my question is on value of certification from the perspective of learning offered and use in other parts of the world. At the moment one cannot decide whether they will be working for American or British company always and I believe that certification should solve all criterias.
So I wanted to know which out of the two is more of value if ur a global professional?
3rd March 2009 From United States
I do not know much about your SPHR and PHR but I do know a lot about the CIPD and I know that it is certainly the qualificaiton that people are calling out for back in the UK, and is now internationally recognised, and I have seen it on job ads over here in Dubai. It is the same level as Chartered Accountant as it is the Chartered Institute for Personnel Development this is at Master degree level. My advice to you is serach through some job advertisements and see what qualifications they are looking for and I bet that CIPD comes up on some of the high profile jobs. However, it is your qualitication and it is what suits you the best so don't feel too much pressure here :icon6:
I have had a quick look at the websites for SPHR and PHR and it seems they are national quals not international but i may be wrong. To be a member of the CIPD means it has the extra edge of having to continually update you knowledge, you have to, to remain a member. Furthermore, the masters is just the beginning, you then progress further into different fields to be a true professional in your area, each stage (which is hard) that you go through (post CIPD certificate) opens more doors, it means that you can also add addtional letters to your name that can be easily distinguishable by fellow HR professionals at a glance when looking at CV's. Each letter represents years of experience, exams passed etc
Good luck in your decision and I hope I don't come across too pro CIPD! :icon10:
4th March 2009
I have been working as an HR head for the MEARC region for an IT company until recently. I have around 11 years of working experience in HR (In India & Dubai). Though my career has been in HR through out, my academic background is an MBA in General Management. Since I have quit my job due to personal reasons a couple of months ago, I would like to utilise this time to further my knowledge in certain specialised fields like Leadership management, coaching and mentoring etc...i.e, more on a senior HR level.
Is there any course you would suggest for this?
5th March 2009 From United Arab Emirates, Dubai
Thanks a lot for your reply. I have been studying through websites and trying to evaluate the reputation of both the organizations world over. Lets see..Once I am done with my research Il put it as a post for all members, so that they all can get the benefit and understand the difference the two organisations are offering.
5th March 2009 From United States
CIPD's Advanced level qualifications are ideal for those aspiring to become effective HR practitioners - whether working as managers or consultants in generalist or specialist roles. Set at a postgraduate level, CIPD Advanced level qualifications will develop your understanding of organisations and the changing external context within which HR operates.
Using critical analysis, self-reflection and problem solving techniques, you will learn how to develop and implement creative and strategic HR solutions that drive organisational performance.
The CIPD Advanced qualifications provide you with a professionally recognised qualification, plus our Advanced diplomas provide the underpinning knowledge towards CIPD professional membership (Associate, Chartered Member or Chartered Fellow).
CIPD Advanced level qualifications are level 7 (level 11 and 9 for Scotland and Ireland respectively). They are equivalent to a postgraduate level qualification.
New - Advanced Level Diploma in Human Resource Management
Supported distance learning
New - Advanced Level Certificate in Human Resources
Supported distance learning
New - Advanced Level Award in Human Resources
Supported distance learning
Professional Development SchemeFlexible
covers all 4 fields of the CIPD Professional Development Scheme:
Applied Personnel & Development
Management Research Report
Leadership & Management
Managing and Leading People
Managing for Results
Managing in a Strategic Business Context
Managing Information for Competitive Advantage
People Management & Development
People Management & Development
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19th October 2010 From United Arab Emirates, Dubai