CIPD Intermediate Diploma in Human Resource Management (Level 5)

CIPD Intermediate Diploma in Human Resource Management (Level 5)

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CIPD Intermediate Diploma in Human Resource Management (Level 5)

CIPD Intermediate Diploma in Human Resource Management (Level 5)

Your role as an HR professional is central to an organisation, having the responsibility for attracting, developing and retaining your company’s most important asset – its people. And wherever you work, your position can involve and influence all areas of the business, and all members of staff. Above all, it’s inspiring to remember that how you apply your knowledge and understanding today, will shape the world’s workforce in the years to come. 

This Level 5 Intermediate Diploma in Human Resource Management is for people with more experience of the human resources function. The course builds on your existing skills and knowledge of human resources to become a more effective HR professional, delivering real added value to your organisation. 

This course is for you if you: 

  • already work in HR or L&D and wish to study a recognised professional qualification
  • want to progress your career by developing your knowledge and skills
  • aspire to become a professional member of the CIPD 

The CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development. It has over 135,000 members internationally who work in HR and learning and development. As a member of the CIPD, you can keep you up to date on the latest developments in people management and development. As a professional body the CIPD supports their members, set the standards for professional qualifications and advise individuals and businesses on how to manage their people effectively and fairly. 

The learning is delivered through weekly group classes with experienced CIPD qualified tutors and guest speakers. An equal amount of independent study and research is expected in addition to the taught hours and there is will be an element of group project work. 

Start dates for 2019 are January and September. 


Duration 38 weeks
Study mode Part Time
Start date 09/09/2019
Campus Printworks Campus
Course code 70504-01
Fee £2,350

What you learn

The course contains 9 modules, each focusing on a core element effective of human resource management and development. The course blends practical application with a deeper understanding of recognised research and theory that informs to develop a broader understanding of the integrated nature of HR. 

  • Developing Professional Practice
  • Business Issues and the context of HR
  • Using Information in HR
  • Employment Law
  • Contemporary Developments in Employment Relations
  • Reward Management
  • Employee Engagement
  • Managing the HR Function


How you will be assessed

There are no exams on this course. To successfully complete the Diploma students will complete an assignment for each module studied. Assignments can take the form of written reports (approx. 3,000 words), presentations, or group activities and which will be observed. You will also need to demonstrate your ongoing commitment to professional development by keeping up to date plans and records. 

All submitted work has to show academic research and application of theory to relevant work related situations using Harvard referencing and be delivered to a specific time schedule. Guidance will be given on how to prepare and deliver suitable reports and presentations. 

Feedback will be given on all assessed work and students are expected to use the feedback to develop their written and presentation skills further as part of their continuous development as professionals.

Entry requirements

Students must meet one of the following minimum academic qualifications:-

  • A relevant qualification to NVQ Level 3
  • At least two A levels (typically such candidates will also have good personnel, development or management experience)
  • A “Foundation” level qualification from the CIPD (e.g. Certificate in HRP or L&D)
  • A Certificate in Personnel or Training Practice (CPP or CTP) from the CIPD
  • An equivalent or higher level award from nationally recognised educational or professional bodies in a relevant area

What's Next

Hit the ‘Apply Here’ button to begin the enrolment process and secure your place. Alternatively complete the enquiry form or call the College on 113 386 1997 and ask to speak to the CIPD Course Leader.


Campus Locations

Printworks Campus

Hunslet Road
West Yorkshire
LS10 1JY
0113 3861997
Nearest train station
Leeds Central Station, 0.7 MilesWebsite