Taught course

CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate/Diploma in Human Resource Management


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Entry requirements

An existing Level 3 qualification, CIPD or other would be ideal. Enough relevant experience in management or HR would suffice. Our expert Programme Advisors will assess your wants and needs prior to booking on to ensure you choose the correct level for you.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme is suitable for existing HR Administrators looking to take the next step, or HR Managers that are looking to expand their knowledge and upskill for their current role.

DPG’s learning model is innovative, utilising new and creative learning methods such as the Virtual Business District. Learners also get free, lifetime access to the Award-Winning DPG Community, which engages them with peers and industry experts, as well as tonnes of learning materials.

The programme is fully supported by expert programme facilitators, available whenever you need them. There will also be live webinars and Q&A sessions available to complement the programme.

Course modules:

  • Developing and using consultancy skills –This unit enables you to develop a sound understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by HR professionals.
  • Business issues and the context of Human Resources –You’ll examine HR’s role in strategy formulation and implementation.
  • Using information in HR –In this unit, you will develop the skills you need to present business cases for HR improvements.
  • Reward management­– This unit provides you with a wide understanding of how the business context drives reward strategies and policies.
  • Managing and coordinating the HR function– This unit introduces you to HR activity and the role of the HR function in organisations and focuses on its aims and objectives.
  • Employment Law –This unit introduces the major areas of employment legislation and the employment law system, focusing in particular on ways in which day-to-day HR activities are subjected to some forms of regulation.
  • Resourcing and talent management (Diploma only) –You’ll be introduced to the key operational tools, techniques and practices used to resource organisations effectively, including recruitment, selection, workforce planning, staff retention, succession planning, retirement and dismissal processes.
  • Contemporary development in employee relations (Diploma only)– This unit allows you to build on your knowledge and experience to develop the skills required to make informed and effective employment relations judgements.

What is the difference between the Certificate and the Diploma?

The Certificate requires 6 modules to complete, the Diploma requires 8.

Is this programme right for me?

If you are currently in an HR role, looking to gain some key industry knowledge to further your career, this programme could be for you. If you’re new to HR, but have relevant qualifications and experience, the Level 5 Programme could also be for you.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • CIPD
    full time
    4-24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    4-24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    4-24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Programme Advisor