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CIPD Level 5 Course Material

The CIPD Level 5 intermediate diploma/certificate 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.
  • Managing and coordinating the HR function (Diploma only) – This unit introduces you to HR activity and the role of the HR function in organisations, focusing on its aims and objectives.
  • Using the information in HR – In this unit, you’ll develop the skills you need to present business cases for HR improvements.
  • Reward management ­– You’ll gain a wide understanding of how the business context drives reward strategies and policies.
  • Employment Law (Diploma only)<– 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 regulation.
  • Resourcing and talent planning – 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.
  • Contemporary development in employee relations – This unit allows you to build on your knowledge and experience to develop the skills required to make informed and effective employment relations judgements.

On top of an extremely accessible programme, you’ll get:

  • Unlimited flexible support from your own personal facilitator, and In-depth support to pinpoint your specific needs and requirements.
  • Highest quality online learning designed for you to access at times to suit you.
  • DPG’s ground-breaking and innovative ‘Virtual Business District’. You’re seconded to 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.

How much is a CIPD Level 5 Diploma?

Certificate £1,848
Diploma £2,088
Saving Up To £2,088

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At DPG, we offer the industry-recognised CIPD Level 5 course — for both certificates and diplomas — at a price that helps you save money as you learn the skills you need to advance your career in HR.

If your employer is funding the course for you, full payment is required 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 are 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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I’m Richard Spencer. I did the level 5 diploma in human resource management in record time. I work in radio at the moment — I run a radio station and have done quite a lot of HR stuff within my role. I’ve always had an interest in it and over the past few years; it’s always been something in the back of my mind that I thought ‘actually, I’m quite fascinated by this profession and the subjects’.

I knew my job was coming to an end this year and I thought ‘now’s the time to do this’. I had a conversation with CIPD about what level to go in at and know where to pitch myself and they advised that, based on my management experiences, level 5 would be a good place to start.

DPG are fantastic, I couldn’t have asked for anything more in terms of doing this course. In the old days when you’re at school or college doing exams and you’re writing essays and stuff and it feels like a chore — this wasn’t like that at all. It’s interactive, it makes you think about stuff, it sets your challenges and I felt that was something that just helps you learn and retain the knowledge.

It comes with the ILM Level 5 in leadership management as if it’s buy-one-get-one-free. No one else does that and I thought that, in terms of building my credibility, that’s another thing on my CV that could look good because it puts all the HR theory into the real world. I think that was the clincher for me in the end.

Thanks to Gary and the team and all the Assessors, the day that I got my final pass for the course is also the day I got offered a job. Gary got the whole team ready and waiting for my stuff and as soon as it arrived he got it marked and I got the grades back straightaway. So it was that that really helped get me across the finish line and break the record.

It’s a great course, I enjoyed it, I enjoyed doing it. If you’re stuck, if you’ve got a question, fire off an email and you’ll get a response really quickly. Knowing that support is there makes you feel confident that you can get the work done, as you want to do it. And if you’re gonna do this level 5 course I couldn’t recommend DPG enough.

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After completing your Level 5 diploma/certificate

Once you’ve completed and passed all of your CIPD Level 3 units and received your diploma/certificate, you’ll be ready to take the next steps on your career in human resources. Not only will you know crucial elements of HR management, but you’ll also be accredited the status of an associate of the CIPD. This allows you to use the letters ‘Assoc CIPD’ after your name — a well-respected title in the HR industry.

For those who wish to take their HR career even further, CIPD Level 5 graduates may immediately progress to Level 7 after completing your programme. Level 7 provides insights into HR at a strategic level, plus, you’ll receive a £250 loyalty discount when you study another programme with us.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is CIPD?

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has the professional body for people at work for over 100 years, championing better working lives for employees and setting the industry standard.

Why choose a CIPD qualification?

CIPD is known worldwide for its excellence in human resources. Achieving a CIPD qualification sets you apart from other candidates in the eyes of an employer, as it shows you’re up-to-date with the latest research and insights in HR.

Is this programme right for me?

CIPD Level 5 diploma/certificate is ideal for both those who are looking to progress their career in human resources to that of an HR manager, or current HR managers who are looking to broaden their knowledge of the industry.

What is the Level 5 Dual CIPD and ILM Award?

Our 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.

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To learn more about CIPD courses in human resources, CIPD courses in Learning & Development or any element of online learning and in-house training, fill in our contact form to speak to one of our experts at DPG and take the next step in advancing your career today.

NOTICE: Due to the development of COVID-19, all face-to-face workshops are being replaced with online workshops until at least the end of June 2020. DPG plc is committed to the safety and well-being of all our staff and learners, and we are working with CIPD and government regulations to ensure we are taking appropriate precautions. For more information please fill out the form on this page and a member of staff will be in touch. 

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