First post here so apologies if long winded!
I completed my level 3 CIPD in 2013 and moved from a fairly decent paid recruitment role to hr assistant role in 2014. I've gained some good experience and been promoted to manage the office team however I really want to progress into an advisor position. The opportunity isn't there at my current company as it would require travel and we have recently outsourced so our function is now more focused on business/strategic side although I do manage some basic er.
I really want to study my level 5 but my only option of study is distance learning (which I can't afford to find) as I have a young child and no options for childcare on evenings. I've been toying with the idea of going for a bsc in hr management through Leicester uni but it's going to take a lot of commitment and I suppose my question is will employers look at this or is it expected that you have your level 5 for senior roles?
I'm really itchy to study again at the moment as I'm feeling a bit stuck in my current role yet don't really have the confidence to be applying for advisor positions.
What are your thoughts would the degree benefit me in the long run or do I wait until I'm financially able to self fund my level 5 either through distance study?