CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management

The Level 5 Intermediate Certificate in HR Practice is a great way to achieve a CIPD qualification. It shows you already have HR experience and are capable of working as a strong HR practitioner. It is slightly shorter than the Diploma, with 6 units instead of 8.

Course Details

Price: £2,550 (we do not charge VAT)

Length: 7-8 months.

Time commitment: 6 full day workshops + 6 interactive webinars over the course (five weeks per unit).

Assignments: 6


  1. Employee engagement
  2. Business issues and contexts of HR
  3. Using information in HR
  4. Developing professional practice
  5. Managing and coordinating the HR function
  6. Improving organisational performance

For more information about our CIPD and HR qualifications, please complete our enquiry form or call one of our Programme Advisors to discuss.

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Upcoming Workshops

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All MOL programmes across our locations run subject to demand and availability. This is to ensure you get a high quality learning experience. We also allocate places on a first-come-first-served basis upon receipt of completed applications.

Please note - there may be additional start dates available in your preferred location to the ones shown on our website. For details of further dates, please contact one of our Programme Advisors.

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.

This 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 10 - 15 hours a week to self-directed study, we break the material down into realistic chunks so you can easily plan your 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 for each unit, 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 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 reflections.

The certificate programme takes just 30 weeks.

The course fee is £2,550. 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.

You’ll gain a CIPD Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management, and you'll be able to apply for Associate CIPD Membership. The CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) awards this qualification.

For further progression, by completing just two additional units from our CIPD level 5 Intermediate programme you can achieve the Diploma, the theory you learn is an excellent basis for Level 7 qualifications.

For more information and to request an application form, please call our Programme Sales Consultants on 0330 057 1460.

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