Course Information

CIPD Level 5 intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management

Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.


This Level 5 Diploma is ideal for those who want to study a wider breadth of subjects than they’d get with the Level 5 Certificate. This qualification will develop your ability to evaluate the effectiveness of different HR models and practices, and increase your understanding of the external factors that impact upon HR activities and organisations. You'll also develop your planning, analytical and problem solving skills.

Terms & Conditions

Students are required to:

  • Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: and on the College VLE).
  • Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted.
  • The minimum overall pass mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.
  • Course Content

  • Developing professional practice
  • Gain a better understanding of the role of the HR professional and what skills are required to work within the sector; learn about conflict resolution and how to create your own personal development plan.
  • Business issues and the context of HR
  • Learn how to use data to measure business performance; gain a full understanding of the job market; and develop possible obstacles and risks to the organisation.
  • Using information in HR
  • Be able to use quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to analyse and interpret business trends; and present cost-benefit and resource analysis data to different stakeholders.
  • Employment law
  • Gain a deeper understanding of social justice in the workplace, the employment tribunal system, contracts of employment; learn how to manage redundancy, disciplinary hearings and unfair and constructive dismissal.
  • _x000D_ Resourcing and talent planning
  • _x000D_ Learn how to strategise for labour supply and the levels of available talent; be able to create a system for succession planning and appraisals; gain a deeper understanding of recruitment and selection, and employee retention plans and reward strategies._x000D_
  • Managing and Coordinating the Human Resources Function
  • _x000D_ Gain insight in to the key objectives of HR departments in contemporary organisations. Different ways of delivering HR objectives and emerging developments in the management of the employment relationship are explored; as well as the methods that can be used to demonstrate that HR adds value for organisations.

    Assessment Method

    This controlled assessment unit makes up 25 percent of the qualification. The acquisition and development of the skills needed for controlled assessment form part of normal classroom teaching and learning.

    Progression Opportunities

    This qualification is suitable for you if you are currently working in the field of HR management and wish to extend your knowledge and skills in order to develop your career. CIPD’s intermediate level qualifications are ideal for those aspiring to become effective HR practitioners. Successful Learners achieve Associate Membership of the CIPD.

    Entry Requirements

    Four GCSE passes including English and Maths and one A Level or equivalent approved qualification at Level 3 including approved Access course. Candidates must be currently working in a HR role. An Interview is required prior to entry onto this course.