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CIPD Level 5 CertificateHuman Resource Management

Our CIPD pass rate is 96%*

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£117/month interest-free

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Average completion time8 - 10 months

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Support period15 months

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Additional feesCIPD Student Membership fee

  • Gain globally respected HR accreditation with the UK’s most recommended CIPD Centre †
  • Become qualified for HR Manager, Advisor and Business Partner roles
  • A shorter course that's ideal if you have some HR experience or a degree
  • Become a CIPD Associate Member and use Assoc. CIPD after your name
  • 9.6/10 Trustpilot rating from 3000+ independent student reviews

Why is this course right for you?

Achieve the HR management role you're aspiring to with this Intermediate qualification from the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.

We’ve been a leading CIPD centre for 30 years and flexible learning specialists for 130 years. We’re trusted by prestigious organisations including AmazonVirgin and Vodafone.

With us, you can achieve the same globally-recognised CIPD Level 5 Certificate you’d get in a classroom, with all the benefits of online learning:

  • Shape your learning around your work and family life
  • Study from anywhere, on your commute, lunch break, evenings and weekends
  • Unlimited support from world-class HR experts including CEOs, lecturers, and HR Directors
  • Live interactive online classrooms let you learn from Chartered CIPD tutors face-to-face
  • Network with ambitious HR professionals from 90+ countries in our CIPD forums

Entry requirements

To study this CIPD Intermediate Level 5 Certificate, you should generally have at least one of the following:

  • Some HR experience in an entry-level HR role
  • Managerial experience that involved elements of HR
  • A degree and a desire to begin studying HR at a higher level than Foundation Level 3

It's ideal if you'd like to study a shorter Level 5 course than the full CIPD Level 5 Diploma.

If English is your second language, we recommend you have an IELTS 6.5/ESOL Level 2 or equivalent, but we're happy to review your case on an individual basis.

Course content

Your course and assignments are fully online.

You'll study all 4 core units plus your choice of 2 optional units.

Core units

  • Developing Professional Practice
  • Using Information in HR
  • Business Issues and the Contexts of HR
  • Managing and Coordinating the HR Function

Optional units

  • Resourcing and Talent Planning
  • Reward Management
  • Employment Law (based on UK law)
  • Contemporary Developments in Employment Relations

Please note that where the course discusses legislation and policy, this will be based on UK law.

For full details of what you’ll learn on each unit, download our CIPD course guide.

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Maria Cristina Araviso, Assistant HR Manager, Dubai‘I made the best decision when I enrolled with ICS Learn. Most employers in the UAE consider CIPD a prerequisite. My tutors are very supportive, knowledgeable and expert, and I was able to complete all my assignments in six months.’
- Maria Cristina Araviso, Assistant HR Manager, Dubai

Ahmed Abdel-Salam, Qatar‘I investigated the different options available but I found that ICS Learn has the most flexible payment solutions. I have really enjoyed my study with ICS Learn. The course modules are well developed and the tutors were very helpful and supportive.’
- Ahmed Abdel-Salam, Qatar

Nikhila Lanka, HR Talent Onboarding, Dubai‘Though I am a novice to online learning, the website is easy to navigate and the online classrooms and student communities make it an effective and efficient way of learning. I am looking forward to becoming Nikhila, Assoc. CIPD!’
- Nikhila Lanka, HR Talent Onboarding, Dubai

  • Contact your expert tutor anytime – just send a message or arrange a call
  • Ask questions in real time in our live tutor-led online CIPD classrooms
  • Learn from top experts in each area with specialist tutors for each module
  • All our tutors are CIPD Chartered Members, Fellows, or Academic Associates

FAQs

Yes! We’ve been an approved CIPD centre for 30 years, and pioneers in flexible learning for 130 years.

We're trusted by thousands of CIPD students in 90+ countries, with a Trustpilot rating of 9.6/10 from more than 3000 independent student reviews.

We’re more highly recommended by students than any other UK-based CIPD provider. †

And our CIPD pass rate is 96% from thousands of students each year. *

As a rough guide, Level 3 is for those with no or minimal HR experience. It’s perfect if you’re looking for your first HR role.

Level 5 is for those with some HR experience who are looking for a mid-level HR role. It’s also suitable if you’re new to HR but have a degree and want to begin your learning at a higher level.

Level 7 is for those with significant HR experience or an HR degree who are ready to take on postgraduate-level study. It’ll prepare you for strategic senior HR roles.

However, we know everyone’s situation is different. Our expert CIPD advisors will talk through your experience, education and ambitions to ensure you’re choosing the right course.

Diploma, Certificate and Award indicate the length and scope of your CIPD qualification.

At each CIPD Level, there is a Diploma, a Certificate, and a variety of Awards.

  • CIPD Diplomas are the most comprehensive and desirable CIPD qualifications, covering everything you need to know to excel in your career. Most students choose the Diploma.
  • CIPD Certificates are shorter qualifications, covering only essential units from the Diploma.
  • CIPD Awards are bite-sized courses covering one unit from the Diploma.

Diplomas and Certificates give you CIPD professional membership; Awards don’t.

Right away! When you enrol, you’ll be able to log in to your course and get started within an hour.

There are no set start dates or schedules – everything is shaped around you.

  • Unlimited 1:1 tutor support online or by phone
  • Live online classrooms, recorded to watch back anytime
  • Interactive online learning designed by CIPD experts
  • 24/7 access to the Student Community, your all-in-one learning platform
  • CIPD student forums to network and share advice with other HR professionals

There are no exams or workshops on this course. You’ll submit your assignments for each module online. They’ll be marked by your tutor and verified by CIPD.

Your assignments will include written answer papers, research proposals, and reports, and will each be between 2600 and 3900 words.

Get in touch with our CIPD Advisors by email or by calling +44 141 404 6595.

They’ll talk through your experience, education and ambitions to make sure you’re choosing the right course, then get you enrolled with an interest-free payment plan.

If you have any disabilities which you think might affect your studies or assessments, please tell your Course Advisor before you enrol so we can advise you on whether reasonable adjustments can be made to accommodate your needs.

* Pass rate of 96% based on 18,872 assignments submitted and 18,125 passed between 1/9/17 and 31/8/18.

† ICS Learn has the highest Net Promoter Score (NPS) from students against its competitors. Source: Parthenon-EY HR Employer and Learner Survey 2017.

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