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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.
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:
If you’re looking to spend your apprenticeship levy, we offer the HR Consultant/Partner Level 5 Apprenticeship Standard.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
The programme covers all the typical aspects of an HR manager role, each of which is a specific CIPD unit. These include:
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.
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.
This programme has been a game-changer in my HR career development so far. It is rare to see such a learning organization that treats the learning needs of its participants not just as a collective unit but on an individual basis.
My experience with DPG has been brilliant. I have found the DPG Community to be a great help. It’s an amazing resource having my HR experience and resources in one place. I’ve often posted questions about queries I’ve had at work and had several people respond.
I really enjoyed the interactive lessons, I found the information valuable. I could compare some of the scenarios to situations I deal with on a daily basis.
I would certainly recommend the online course, having the flexibility to work around full time employment has been extremely useful for me.
Compared to other courses I have done online, DPG supersedes the others by far. Not only do I have really good support from the online facilitator, the course is also really fun to follow and I can correlate it with my real life scenarios.
So far the support has been amazing. There is always someone there to support you and make you feel at ease – I would recommend doing the course with DPG.
My advice to anyone looking to study with DPG is do it! The tutors and facilitators are very supportive and will help you in any way they can to succeed.
It was a really easy decision to make in choosing DPG. They offered a practical and applicable course whilst also allowing me the ability to fit studying in with a busy full time work schedule.
The online course with DPG has clearly been designed specifically for the 100% online learner and it not only works, it works well. You will not be disappointed.
The CIPD Level 5 online programme has definitely boosted my confidence. I am a mum and work full time and at times it hasn’t been easy, but I have always received the support I needed from DPG.
The CIPD Level 5 Diploma in Human Resources is a great programme to undertake with DPG. It’s often difficult to try and juggle work life balance and throwing a qualification into the mix can be challenging, it was really important for me to pick the best provider to give me the support and resources that I needed and DPG have done just that.
I commenced the programme as an HR Administrator and on completion will be progressing within my current organisation to an HR Advisor role. I would 100% recommend undertaking a programme with DPG. It is straight forward and hassle free.
The completion of the CIPD Level 5 HR Online course enables me to progress in my career as a HR professional, I have much more confidence in my own capabilities and have advanced to advisory role.
This course has given me the confidence and overview to manage fluent situations and individuals at such challenging times of change. A few colleagues within my organisation have commented on how enthusiastic and confident I appear during this year of my learning.
After looking online to compare providers, I found that DPG had the best reviews from its previous students, saying that the tutors were really helpful. I am so glad that I went with DPG over the other companies providing the course and don’t have anything negative to say.
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