Level 5 Certificate in Human Resource Management CIPD

Level 5 Certificate in Human Resource Management CIPD

Level 5 Certificate in Human Resource Management CIPD

The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development and offers professional training and accreditation for those working in HR and learning and development.

This qualification is for you if you are working in or seeking to develop a career in Human Resources (HR) management and development, and need to extend your knowledge and skills. It is also aimed at those who have responsibility for implementing HR policies and strategies.

You will study a combination of core and optional units.

Core units include:

  • Developing professional practice
  • Business issues and the context of HR
  • Using information in HR
  • Optional units: resourcing and talent planning
  • Improving organisational performance
  • Contemporary developments in HR

CIPD membership: Please note it is a requirement of CIPD that learners join the Institute.

A range of learning and assessment methods will be used to help develop your knowledge, analytical and problem solving skills. You will be required to complete a variety of assessment tasks for each unit of study to ensure the assessment criteria for that unit are successfully met. This can involve a wide range of assessment activities and methods, all of which are related to the workplace/organisational context.

If you are between 19 and 23 years of age when you start this course you may need to pay course fees. However, we can help you with our flexible payment plans.

Ideally you should have completed a CIPD foundation level qualification (Certificate in HR Practice, or the Certificate in Personnel Practice, CPP). Alternatively, you may have studied at foundation degree or undergraduate level previously, or have experience as an HR professional at managerial level. The course tutor will undertake an informal interview/discussion with you in order to determine the most appropriate level of study.

Course Summary

Length of study:
1 year


Term dates

Study campus:

Study option(s):
Evening course, Adult course

Course level:
Level 5

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Making your application

We will check your application to see if you meet the standard entry requirements for the course. If you do, you’ll receive an invitation via email to attend an interview with a Curriculum Tutor.

Fees and funding

If you are aged 16-18 and applying for a full-time programme, then you will not have to pay for your course. If you are aged 19+ then there may be a fee for your course.

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