Level 5

Human Resource Management Intermediate Certificate - CIPD - Level 5

Human Resource Management Intermediate Certificate - CIPD - Level 5


  • Course code:


  • Subject area:

    Higher Education, Human Resources, Management

  • Attendance:

    Part Time

  • Qualification:

    (CIPD) Intermediate Level Certificate in Human Resources Management

  • Duration:

    32 weeks 

  • Venue:


  • Start Date:

    September - Monday 1pm-5:30pm 

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 6 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.


Using Facilitation Skills - This unit delves deep into one of the important skills for HR and L&D professionals. Different contexts, models and techniques will be taught allowing for immediate application. 



This course is suitable for Human Resource Managers, Business Partners, experienced HR Advisors and experienced specialist Human Resource professionals looking to expand their understanding into broader areas of HRM and HRD. Managers who require further knowledge about Human Resources. Contact the Course Tutor to discuss your suitability.

The content and nature of the course provides candidates with the opportunity to study and gain knowledge of HR function and principles and apply within the working environment.

All applicants will be assessed individually taking into consideration previous experience and qualification. This course is at Intermediate Level 5, so a Level 3 qualification and/or relevant experience is normally required.


You wil be assessed via essays, reports, presentations and observation of practical skills. 


Please note: CIPD Membership and books are not included in the course fee. 

Membership fees for up to 15 months (from 1st April 2019 to 30th June 2020)

Joining fee: £40 + Membership fee: £118 = Total: £158

Course books approximately £50.00.

Fees for this course can be paid via;

  • Student Loan
  • Company Sponsorship
  • Self-Funding

For further information on Student Loans please visit. www.gov.uk/contact-student-finance-england

Attendance requirements

Monday 1pm-5:30pm


On successful completion of the Intermediate (Level 5) Certificate in Human Resources Management, learners may progress onto the Advanced Diploma in Human Resource Management (Level 7/postgraduate) qualification.


For further information please contact our Admissions Team by emailing admissions@crawley.ac.uk or by calling 01293 442200 - press option 2 for Admissions. 

If you are an employer or are looking to join this course to support your job role, please contact a Skills Adviser on 01293 442200 (press 4).

Membership of the CIPD

In order to join the course, applicants must become student members of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.  As part of the induction to the course the respective course tutor will complete the necessary process for entry to the institute.  Student membership provides a range of benefits including access to the institutes substantial website, People Management Magazine and access to local branch events including the employment law updates.