Taught course

Certificate in Professional Studies: Intermediate Human Resource Management

University of Gloucestershire · The Business School

Entry requirements

To study on this course, you must have: CIPD Foundation level, or general business qualification L2, 3 or 4 with an interest in the HR area OR a number of years HR experience. EU and international English speakers require an IELT score of 6.0, 5.5 written. This is an academic programme at undergraduate level and therefore students joining with limited academic qualification need to be prepared to develop academic skills, through engaging with the additional University support services beyond the classroom. Accredited Prior Learning (APL) is not available for a Certificate in Professional Studies. (Regulation 2.1.7)

Months of entry


Course content

Professionally approved by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the Certificate in Professional Studies: Intermediate Human Resource Management, supports current and aspiring HR professionals with limited experience seeking membership to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), to progress their career in Human Resources.

Learn from experienced HR professionals and widen your breadth of knowledge by exploring creative and strategic HR solutions to drive business success. Share experiences of different organisational settings with fellow HR professionals from diverse sectors. Draw on both organisational and academic data to understand the external context which impacts on HRM and the organisational contribution HR practices make.

The Intermediate programme in Human Resource Management is a one year course which bridges the Foundation and Advanced level within the CIPD qualifications. As a practising HR professional, study one afternoon/evening a week alongside your employment and develop HR knowledge you can apply in your workplace.

From 2018, the University of Gloucestershire Business School will move to a brand-new, state-of-the-art home at our Oxstalls campus in Gloucester. The £16 million development will be home to our Business, Marketing, Human Resource Management, Law and Accounting and Finance courses. Find out more about the new Business School and other developments with our virtual fly-through video and see where you could be taking your next steps towards a career in business.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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