About the course
The content and nature of the course provides candidates with the opportunity to study and gain knowledge of the HR function and principles and apply them within the working environment. It also provides candidates with an opportunity to increase the understanding of the external factors that impact upon HR activities. In addition candidates will develop planning,
analytical and problem solving skills and be part of the CIPD s ethics of establishing, monitoring and promotion of standards across the whole spectrum of personnel and development.
The Intermediate Level Certificate consists of 7 units:
Developing Professional Practice - This unit is designed to enable the learner to develop a sound understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by human resources professionals.
Business Issues and the Contexts of Human Resources - This unit enables learners to identify and review the business and external contextual factors affecting organisations and to assess the impacts of these factors on the HR function.
Using Information in Human Resources - This core unit develops the skills of research and enquiry in order to enable learners to identify appropriate data sources to support an investigation into an area of HR practice and to synthesis and apply this data, to evaluate the role of HR in business and strategy formulation and implementation and to prepare and present a business case for improvement.
Employment Law - The purpose of this unit is to introduce the major areas of employment legislation and the employment law system.
Managing and Co-ordinating the Human Resources Function - This unit will introduce learners to Human Resources activity and to the role of the HR function in organisations. It focuses on the aims and the objectives of HR departments in contemporary organisations and particularly on the way that these are evolving.
Meeting Organisational Development Needs - The unit aims to provide the learner with a broad understanding of the factors to be considered when implementing and evaluating learning and development (L&D) activities within varying organisational contexts.
Knowledge Management - This unit is designed for professionals working across the full range of learning and development roles, but will be of particular interest for those who are involved in organisational learning and knowledge creations and can be used in change and performance improvements strategies.