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CIPD Level 5 AwardContemporary Developments in Employment Relations

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  • Learn with the UK’s most recommended CIPD Centre †
  • Cover one specific HR topic with this bite-sized course
  • Study anywhere, anytime on your laptop, phone or tablet
  • Live online classrooms & expert personal tutor
  • 9.6/10 Trustpilot review from 2500+ independent reviews

Why is this course right for you?

This short course delves into key developments in the theory and practice of employment relations, both within and beyond your immediate organisational context.

You'll develop the skills you need to make informed and effective judgements about existing and emerging employment relation models, processes and practices in local and international jurisdictions.

The course consists of one module from the CIPD Level 5 Diploma taken as a standalone qualification.

Entry requirements

To study this CIPD Intermediate Level 5 course, 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

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 assignment are fully online.

You'll learn to:

  • Understand competing approaches that contextualise contemporary developments in employment relations
  • Understand contemporary labour market trends and data
  • Understand the main sources of employment relations legislation
  • Understand the role of the parties that affect the management of employment relations
  • Understand contemporary developments in employee involvement and participation
  • Understand different forms of conflict behaviour and dispute resolution

If you'd like to study a broader range of topics and prepare for managerial HR roles, we recommend the comprehensive Level 5 Diploma or mid-length Level 5 Certificate.

 

Qualification

On completion of this course, you'll achieve a CIPD Level 5 Intermediate Award in Human Resources, and your certificate from CIPD will reflect this.

The subject you studied will be specified on your attached transcript.

Please note that this Award won't qualify you for CIPD associate membership.

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Ruby Lawrence‘I chose ICS Learn for the flexibility. I’m able to work at my own pace at a time that suits me. If I’m having a really busy week I can pause my studies. I can also complete work really quickly when I have time to – I managed to complete one of the modules in a week!’
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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

  • Learn from highly experienced tutors including HR Directors, CEOs, lecturers and PhDs
  • Contact your CIPD tutor anytime online or by phone
  • Ask questions in real time in our live online CIPD classrooms
  • 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.

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

CIPD Awards are bite-sized courses covering one unit from the Diploma. They're useful if you only want to learn about one specific area of HR, such as employment law.

CIPD Certificates are well-rounded mid-length qualifications, covering essential units from the Diploma.

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.

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

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 on-demand 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 be assessed through a 3000-word written report.

You’ll submit your assignment online to be marked by your tutor and verified by CIPD.

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 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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