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CIPD Level 5

CIPD Human Resource Management Certificate/Diploma Online programme

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Get a complimentary iPad or ILM Leadership and Management diploma upgrade when you book on this programme

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Exclusive to DPG customers

Get a complimentary iPad or ILM Leadership and Management diploma upgrade when you book on this programme

Send me the introduction pack, plus a free demo

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Are you an aspiring or existing HR Manager/Business Partner or are you looking for the next step of your HR career?

The CIPD Level 5 Certificate/Diploma in Human Resource Management Online programme could be for you. We also offer this qualification as a blended programme.

On this programme you’ll gain the knowledge and skills to be a next generation HR Manager. You’ll also get a deeper understanding of the HR function and the challenges and skills you face within the HR industry.

Complete the CIPD Level 5 Diploma in HR Management and choose from getting ILM Leadership and Management qualified for free, or a complimentary iPad to aid your studies! This is the only fast, flexible and cost effective route to gaining your ILM accreditation alongside your CIPD Qualification.

The fully online programme can be completed in as little as four months and you’ll get complimentary access to the award-winning DPG community, not just while you’re on the programme, but also for life. This means that you can stay up to date with the latest developments, get support from your peers and read HR publications from some of our community experts.

You’ll be supported throughout by your own personal facilitator, and will also receive a host of other fantastic benefits that you won’t find elsewhere. These include:

  • in-depth support from your facilitator to pinpoint your specific needs and requirements
  • quality online learning designed for you to access at times to suit you, such as on your lunch breaks or on your commute,
  • top quality training venues in easy to reach locations with lunch included,
  • DPG’s ground-breaking and innovative “Business District”. You’re placed in a top HR Consultancy and immersed in real-life HR business simulations, with the chance to test and reinforce your learning across a variety of realistic business environments and scenarios.

  • 100% online
  • Ability to become a CIPD Associate Member
  • Get a complimentary iPad when you book on this programme
  • Ability to progress your career as a manager as well as an HR professional

Frequently asked questions

What is the Level 5 Dual CIPD and ILM Award?

DPG’s CIPD HR Diploma qualifications at Intermediate level have been mapped to the ILM Management Diploma at Level 5. If you have already achieved a CIPD Intermediate diploma with DPG, or are working towards one at the moment, you are now able to “top up” your learning and gain the ILM Diploma at Level 5 without having to undertake a full ILM programme. This is a fast, flexible and cost effective route to gaining the ILM accreditation for your management skills.

Is this programme right for you?

This programme is right for you if you are an aspiring or existing HR Manager/Business Partner

With this programme you can choose to use your current or past employer as the basis for your study or our unique immersive case study environment (DPG are the only CIPD Centre that offers this), so you get to practice risk free in a virtual online company.

There are no entry requirements for this programme. This programme will be suitable for you if you’ve not been in a learning environment for a while, because you get all the support you need along the way to guarantee you’re successful.

Your Learning Options:

This programme is 100% online, so if you are in a busy job or have other commitments and would find it hard to take the time to attend workshops, this route is for you. We also offer blended and competency based routes if you prefer.

CIPD Level 5 Human Resources Certificate/ Diploma Blended Programme (Workshops and online)

Choose a blend of online modules, which you access at your leisure. You can complete the certificate in as little as 8 months and the diploma in as little as 10. You have up to 24 months to fully complete your programme.

Competency Based

If you’re already working in an HR role and have a full understanding and experience in HR, but do not hold a formal HR qualification, this competency based route could suit you. On this route you have an initial assessment and then a personalised study programme is created for you, so you can achieve your CIPD qualification and get CIPD Associate membership through your usual work activities. This route is designed to be completed in your own time and at your own pace, without you having to attend any workshops. Please ask one of our programme advisors about this route if you would like to find out more.

What do you cover on the programme?

The programme covers all the typical aspects of an HR manager role, each of which is a specific CIPD unit. These include:

  • Developing professional practice – This unit enables you to develop a sound understanding of the knowledge, skills and behaviours required by HR professionals.
  • Business issues and the context of Human Resources – You’ll examine HR’s role in strategy formulation and implementation.
  • Using information in HR – In this unit, you will develop the skills you need to present business cases for HR improvements.
  • Reward management ­– This unit provides you with a wide understanding of how the business context drives reward strategies and policies.
  • Employment Law – This unit introduces the major areas of employment legislation and the employment law system, focusing in particular on ways in which day-to-day HR activities are subjected to some forms of regulation.
  • Managing and coordinating the HR function – This unit introduces you to HR activity and the role of the HR function in organisations and focuses on its aims and objectives.
  • Contemporary development in employee relations (Diploma only) – This unit allows you to build on your knowledge and experience to develop the skills required to make informed and effective employment relations judgements.
  • Resourcing and talent planning (Diploma only) – You’ll be introduced to the key operational tools, techniques and practices used to resource organisations effectively, including recruitment, selection, workforce planning, staff retention, succession planning, retirement and dismissal processes.

What are your options after this programme?

Once you’ve passed all your CIPD units and received your certificate, you are able to use the letters Assoc CIPD after your name.

If you want to further your knowledge of HR or are looking to progress your career and improve your earning potential, your next step is to progress to the CIPD Level 7 Certificate/Diploma in Human Resource Management qualification. DPG offer this as a blended programme, which you can complete in 24 months. The Level 7 programme can be started immediately after you’ve finished your Level 5 programme and explores HR at a deeper level, so you are ready to work at a strategic HR level.

You also get a £250 loyalty discount when you study another programme with us.

What are your payment options?

If you are being funded by your employer, full payment of the programme is needed before your first workshop. Our programme advisors can help you build a business case for your employer outlining the benefits of studying a CIPD qualification. Call us on 0330 660 0220 to find out more.

If you are a self-funder, there’s a variety of flexible payment plans, with low deposits and the option of instalments over 6 to 48 months. For a personalised payment plan, please call one of our programme advisors who can talk you through all your options.

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