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CIPD Human Resource Management Intermediate Certificate Level 5

The course is set at undergraduate level. It will help to develop your ability to evaluate the effectiveness of different Human Resources (HR) models and practices and increase the understanding of the external factors that impact upon HR activities and organisations, whilst also developing planning, analytical and problem-solving skills. It also offers you the opportunity to build on your expertise in your chosen HR.

The programme provides a firm foundation in all areas of HR. It will help you develop essential HR skills and give you the confidence to be more effective at work and add value to your HR function.

Units covered;
– Organisational performance and culture in practice (Core)
– Evidence-based practice (Core)
– Professional behaviours and valuing people (Core)
– Employment relationship management (Specialist UNIT)
– Talent management and workforce planning (Specialist UNIT)
– Reward for performance and contribution (Specialist UNIT)
– Leadership and management development (Optional UNIT)

Membership to CIPD is £138 per year, this is not included in the course fee. The course fees are part loanable up to £724.00.

Course Info

Level 5 - Professional & University
Subject Area
Business & Professional
Course Type
Adult Part-Time
Sutton Coldfield College
Course Length
35 weeks

Entry Requirements

Learners can gain entry to the Level 5 Associate Diploma if they have recently completed the CIPD Level 3 Foundation programme and/or if they have two ‘A’ levels (or equivalent). Learners may have an ‘initial diagnostic interview’ (if needed) to assess any prior learning. Learners should have HR experience and be working in an HR role.

Delivery and Assessment

Assessment grading - This qualification is not graded. Learners will receive either a Pass or Fail. All assessment criteria must be met in order to achieve a Pass. Qualification achievement - All assessments for this qualification are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of specified learning outcomes. To achieve a Pass for this qualification, a learner must have satisfied all the assessment criteria for each unit. If the complete qualification is not achieved, credit can be issued in the form of a statement of standalone unit credit.


After completion of this course it is possible to enrol for further modules to top-up a Level 5 Intermediate Certificate qualification to a Level 5 Intermediate Diploma. This may be an attractive option for those students who wish to continue their studies at this level but do not feel ready to progress to a post-graduate level of study. Modules for both certificates equate to 32 credits at Level 5 on the new QC framework.

Career Opportunities

  • Bankers
  • Business Analysts
  • Insurance Brokers
  • Stock Brokers
  • Retailers