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Which is more beneficial?


I am deciding to take a training qualification. I already have a BTEC National and Higher National Diploma in Business and Finance and a BA Hons in Business Administration in Enterprise. I have recently achieved the D32 Retailing Training Assessors Award.

Is it better to achieve the Certificate in Training Practice or leave that out and do the CIPD instead. or vis versa.

I am very confused what training companies are looking for. So I would like to know which one is more beneficial at the moment.


Richard Ordman

Richard Ordman

2 Responses

  1. Horses for courses
    I have found the Certificate in Training Practice to be the only qualification I require.
    When we look at the type of work that most training companies employ you for in many instances it tends to be for delivery and delivery only, sometimes there is some TNA and ocassionally some evaluation. However I do understand this depends on the company, their field and the type of work they are selling, you need to assess your particular field of work and what you enjoy doing most.
    A Cert in TP gives you all of this and covers some HR issues that are relvant to training.
    I have never found any training companies asking me to comment/work/ input on HR issues that are unrelated to training. This would seem to be the realm of the HR professional and it would seem that the CIPD qualification (full membership etc) admirably fills that void.
    You gotta ask yourself; Do you want to be a trainer only or HR professional with a training specialism?

    Good luck

  2. Why CIPD?
    Whilst I agree with Mark I am also more than a little cynical with the CIPD. So many job advertisements ask for membership as if it is a holy grail instead of a surplus making body with a strong lobby focus. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against the values and work done by them but feel that the industry would be better served by recognising the individuals for their achievements rather than making the whole CIPD thing a sifting mechanism for poor HR managers who know little. The CIPD is fine, it is a shame that some of those who are members can not see further than their certificate


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