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CIPD Human Resource Management Intermediate Certificate Level 5

The CIPD Level 5 is designed to provide a bridge between the CIPD Level 3 Foundation Certificates and postgraduate level study in human resource management. It will provide you with a set of transferable business skills that can be used to improve performance and effectiveness in today’s competitive environment.

The course comprises of core and common option modules plus a range of specialist human resource management and development option modules. The modules develop many of the themes studied at level 3 to a greater depth and provide a firm grounding in the academic skills that graduates would have acquired while studying for a degree. Although the course content is delivered in the classroom the emphasis is on the application of the theory, knowledge and skills into the workplace. Your employer will benefit as you progress throughout the course from your increasing awareness of the business environment in which the management and development of human resources takes place, and from the coursework you undertake as part of the programme.

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
Next Start Date
Course Length
35 weeks

Entry Requirements

You will have achieved a CIPD level 3 qualification or equivalent and be working in a HR department with at least six months experience in order to gain access to this course.

Delivery and Assessment

Continuous assessment is used throughout the course by a variety of written assignments, skills activities and workplace evidence. Towards the end of the course you will be required to attend one Saturday workshop.


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