What is the CIPD Professional Development Scheme?
The CIPD Professional Development Scheme (PDS) is the national formally recognised education and qualification programme for Personnel and Human Resources Professional. Completion of the programme will enable the successful student to call themselves ‘Graduates of the CIPD’. The CIPD Professional Development Scheme (PDS) programmes enable students to develop the capabilities, knowledge and skills needed to be effective for a career in personnel management. It helps students become adaptable, well informed and proficient in a range of managerial skills as well as attuned to a lifetime of learning. One of the key objectives of the CIPD is the establishment, monitoring and promotion of standards and ethics for its profession. It has defined standards across the whole spectrum of personnel and development. These standards have been devised to cover the knowledge, understanding and competence in the four vital fields which professionals of the future will require in order to meet the needs