Taught course

CIPD Level 5 Certificate in Human Resource Management

Manchester Metropolitan University · Faculty of Business and Law

Entry requirements

The standard entry requirements for the Certificate in Professional Studies (HRM) are GCSE Maths and English (C) or equivalent, plus at least 2 years' relevant work experience. However, we welcome applications from candidates who do not meet our standard qualification and work experience entry requirements who can demonstrate prior learning from other forms of experience. Please check the course listing on our website for full details of the entry requirements.

Months of entry


Course content

Whether you currently work in human resources (HR) or are looking to move into the profession, this course will provide you with an excellent foundation in HR knowledge and skills.

You’ll cover a range of themes around the field, using real cases to understand the impact that effective HR Management can make – including an HR issue from your own organisation. It’s a course that goes beyond classroom principles, giving real-world learning that’s relevant to your organisation and valuable to your career.

Adding value

While developing your own skills is important, this course also focuses on how HR can add value to organisations.

You’ll look at real examples of positive HRM. Your lecturers have extensive experience of working in HR, and many are active researchers in this field. They’ll bring this expertise into your sessions and share examples from their own careers.

Flexible study

This is a part-time course that’s designed to fit in around your existing commitments.

We’ll encourage you to use the assignments as an opportunity to tackle HR issues that your employer is facing. This is an excellent way to put your studies into the context of a real business.

Information for international students

International students please visit our website for more information.

Fees and funding

Funding information available, please visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • CIPD
    part time
    7-8 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    Will be awarded a Certificate in Professional Studies.

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
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