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CIPD Level 5 CertificateHuman Resource Management

Our CIPD pass rate is 95%*

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£115.59/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

  • Learn with the UK’s most recommended CIPD Centre †
  • A shorter course that's ideal if you have some HR experience or a degree
  • Leads to HR Manager, Advisor and Business Partner roles
  • Study anywhere, anytime on your laptop, phone or tablet
  • Live online classrooms & personal tutor

Why is this course right for you?

Get noticed by employers: 92% of our students are working in HR within 2 years 

Advance your career: 74% say their qualification played a vital role in their career advancement 

Increase your salary: 78% increase their earning potential within 2 years 

Enhance your credibility: become a CIPD Associate Member and use Assoc. CIPD after your name

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
  • Contemporary Developments in Employment Relations

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

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Jae Bennett‘I did a lot of research on learning providers, and ICS Learn came out on top every time. Having CIPD on my CV set me apart. I’ve landed my dream job and I’ve only just started my course!’
- Jae Bennett

Megan Florey‘The course is really interactive. I feel extremely confident in the tutors' knowledge and love that I can call or email them questions, no matter how small. My studying has helped in more ways than I could imagine!’
- Megan Florey

Laura Evans‘I have a very flexible period of time to study, and submitting assignments is at my own pace. The support really is there when I need it. I am so pleased I took this leap and I’m so pleased I chose ICS Learn!’
- Laura Evans

  • Contact your CIPD tutor anytime online or by phone
  • Ask questions in real time in our live online CIPD classrooms
  • Learn from top experts with specialist tutors for each unit
  • All our tutors are CIPD Chartered Members, Fellows, or Academic Associates

FAQs

Yes! We’ve been a CIPD-awarded centre for 30 years, and pioneers in flexible learning for 130 years.

We’re the UK’s most trusted CIPD centre, with a Trustpilot rating of 9.6/10 from more than 2500 independent reviews.

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

And our CIPD pass rate is 95% 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 on 0800 015 3326.

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 95% based on 17,406 submitted assignments and 16,550 passes between 16th January 2016 and 17th January 2017.

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

‡ Data from a survey of 79 students who completed a CIPD qualification between August 2015 and August 2017.

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