Human Resource Practice Level 5 Intermediate Certificate (CIPD)

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This intermediate level certificate is aimed at aspiring or existing HR Managers and/or those who have studied the Personnel or HR Practice CIPD Level 3 Certificate. 

It provides a great bridge between the Foundation Level 3 and Advanced Level 7 CIPD course.

What I'll learn

You will learn how to:

  • Develop a good understanding of how HR fits into an organisation’s strategic objectives and how the use of HR data can improve business performance. 
  • Gain experience of social and collaborative learning 
  • Apply your learning at work straight away


How I'll be assessed

To apply for a place on the Access to HE course, there are no requirements in terms of prior academic qualifications. However, applicants are required to sit an initial maths and English assessment to determine if their level of literacy and numeracy is sufficiently high to cope with a Level 3 course. The outcome of this might be that an applicant is advised to complete maths and/ or English at GCSE before being considered for the Access course. If an applicant scores well on the initial test, it is possible to do maths and/ or English alongside the Access diploma, but it should be noted here that this is a substantial workload.


Entry Requirements

The course is for existing HR Managers and/or those who have studied the CIPD Level 3 Certificate in Personnel or HR Practice.


How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Simply follow the link to ‘Apply now’ on your chosen programme page.

You will then be asked to register or log in to progress with your application.

As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs.)

Printed application forms are also available.

Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.