L5 CIPD Certificate in Human Resource Management

CIPD is Europe’s largest HR Development Professional Body with over 135,000 members and prides itself on supporting and developing those responsible for the management and development of people within Organisations. Their aim is to drive sustained Organisational Performance through HR; shaping thinking, leading practice and building capability through the profession. Our programme is delivered based on research, student feedback/experiences and encompasses the learning required at this level. Following successful completion of the course you will be offered the opportunity to progress to the full Diploma at level 5.

  • Course Information
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    • Price
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Course Level
      Level 5
    • Study Mode
      Part Time
    • Age Group
      Adults (19+)
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  • Overview

    The Certificate in Human Resource Management consists of a maximum of three core units and three additional units:

    Core units:

    • Developing Professional Practice
    • Business Issues and the Context of Human Resources
    • Using information in human resources

    Set optional units: (these are subject to amendment by the tutor)


    • Employee Engagement
    • Resourcing and Talent Planning
    • Reward Management

    A total of 320 learning hours will be required to successfully complete the course, of which 160 hours should be independent learning. On average it will take 11 months to complete the qualification.

    To Up to the Diploma in HRM

    There is also an option to top up to the Diploma in HRM by completing the following two additional modules (additional fee required).

    • Employment Law
    • Managing & Coordinating the Human Resource Function
  • Entry Requirements

    All applicants must undertake a short telephone interview and have either completed a L3 CIPD qualification or have a degree level qualification (Level 5 or above).

    Learners will also need to become a member of The Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD) and will need to pay the annual CIPD membership fee, currently £98 (price correct Jan 2020).

  • Progression Pathway

    On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a certificate by the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.

    Progression will be determined by your job role.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.

  • Delivery Method

    This course is currently delivered through blended learning. This means a mix of online delivery and a small amount of classroom-based lessons, with social distancing measures in place. This is under regular review and any changes will be updated here.