CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management

Our CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management provides accomplished HR professionals with the expertise they need to take their career to the next level.

Learning with MOL will give you access to our unique learning methods as well as an understanding of contemporary HR practice and strategy, business issues, professional practice and employee relations. 

As part of the course you will study:

  • Professional development
  • Developing professional practice
  • Organisational context
  • Business issues and context in HR
  • HR delivery
  • Evaluating HR strategy and practice within your own organisation
  • Contributing to the HR function
  • Employee engagement and organisational performance
  • Strategy and change
  • Understanding high performance working
  • Management of performance
  • Developing a high performance culture
  • Developing a research proposal for employee engagement

Our CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management qualification utilises our unique combination of workshops, online study and learner support network to provide you with the perfect springboard to go on to study at an advanced level.

Additional benefits include:

  • Microsoft Office software included to ensure you have all the right tools at your fingertips, plus you can add a number of devices which means the family can use the suite too.
  • You will be eligible for an NUS card which gives you discounts across various retail outlets 
  • Access to a wide array of free library facilities, including research databases (EBSCO)

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Workshop Location
Tue, 11/04/2017 Leeds
Thu, 20/04/2017 Bristol
Wed, 26/04/2017 Manchester
Fri, 28/04/2017 London
Tue, 04/07/2017 Birmingham


MOL programmes run subject to demand and availability. This is to ensure you get a high quality learning experience. We allocate places on a first-come-first-served basis as we receive completed applications.

  • We will run additional programmes subject to demand. Please contact us for further programme start dates.
  • Please contact us if you do not see dates for your preferred location. We're able to offer programmes in many locations nationwide.

Course Details

Our CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management course is aimed at ambitious HR professionals. It may be ideal if you work in an operational HR role and you are ready to step up into strategic HR. You might also be looking to gain Associate Membership of the CIPD. The programme can be a useful bridge between Level 3 and Level 7 CIPD qualifications. It builds on what you’ve learned and introduces the theory and research you’ll study in depth at Level 7.

You’ll need to commit just 6-8 hours a week to self-directed study, and we break the material down into realistic chunks so you can study when it suits you.

Our blend of learning methods will help you achieve your qualification. These include workshops, use of the virtual learning environment (VLE), webinars (online learning sessions), and individual tutor support for self-directed learning.

You’ll need to attend a day-long workshop once a month, for which you’ll receive the dates well in advance so you have plenty of time to plan. Our teaching style is interactive - we don’t lecture you.

Workshops are your opportunity to discuss course material with your industry colleagues and apply it to real examples. They’re also a great chance to network. Your MOL tutor will encourage discussions that help you get the most from the material. We select knowledgeable HR professionals to support and inspire you throughout the programme.

You can access unlimited support from your tutor over the phone, by email and through our virtual learning environment, on which you’ll find reading materials, research activities and links to videos and podcasts. You’ll have the opportunity to create your own learner blog.


You’ll gain a CIPD Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management, and you'll be able to apply for Associate CIPD Membership. The theory you learn is an excellent basis for Level 7 qualifications. The CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) awards this qualification.

The certificate programme takes just 36 weeks.

The course fee is £2,650. MOL does not charge VAT for this programme. The fee includes workshops, expert tutor support, online materials and activities, textbooks and written materials. It doesn’t include membership of the CIPD (which is payable directly to CIPD and is mandatory for this programme). Our programme enquiries team will be happy to discuss this and your payment options with you.


Please call our Programme Sales Consultants on 0345 203 2103. We’ll discuss the programme with you and make sure it’s the right qualification for you. If it is, we’ll send you an electronic application form.

Programme Enquiries

Please contact our programme enquiries team for our next start dates, & to find out how to enrol for this course.

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