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CIPD Level 5 Certificate In Human Resource Management

This course is aimed at those who are currently employed in Human Resources and are looking to develop their HR career in HR.
Bangor, Lisburn
Level 5

Course Structure

CIPD Intermediate Level qualifications offer you the opportunity to build your expertise in HR or L&D. Set at undergraduate level (Level 5 RQF) they will help you to develop your ability to evaluate the effectiveness of HR models and practices and increase your understanding of organisations, whilst also developing your planning, analytical and problem-solving skills. By successfully completing CIPD’s Intermediate Certificate qualification you’ll automatically become an Associate and professional member of the CIPD (Assoc CIPD).

To achieve the Level 5 Certificate in HRM, learners need to achieve a minimum of 32 credits comprising of a mixture of core and specialist units.

Modules studied may include:

  • Developing Professional Practice
  • Business Issues and the Contexts of Human Resources
  • Using Information in Human Resources
  • Improving Organisational Performance
  • Employment Law
  • Employee Engagement


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Available Sessions

Title Campus Type Start Spaces Fee
CIPD Level 5 Certificate In Human Resource Management



Day: Wednesday
Time: 16:00-21:30



CIPD Level 5 Certificate In Human Resource Management



Day: Tuesday
Time: 16:00-21:30



CIPD Level 5 Certificate In Human Resource Management



Day: Wednesday
Time: 16:00-21:30



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Contact Hours

Contact Hours per Week

5 hours contact time to include practical classes, lectures, workshops or tutorials

Personal Study to include Practical Assessments

A further 7 hours maximum studying and preparing assessments in your own time per week, including use of online materials

Entry Requirements

General Entry Requirements:

  • Ideally learners will have completed a Level 3 CIPD qualification; IT skills, motivation and commitment are necessary.  All candidates are required to be currently working in an HR role in order to be considered for acceptance onto the programme, ideally in a middle management position.  Candidates will be interviewed to assess suitability.

English Language Requirements for International students:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2
  • IELTS 6.0 (minimum of 5.5 in all skills)
  • PTE 51 Or an approved equivalent test in English

Equivalent qualifications include:

  • Grade C (or above) in English
  • Successfully completion of a Level 3 Vocational Programme with assessments completed in English Language
  • Essential Skills in Literacy (Level 2)
  • ESOL Level 2 

Tier 4 Students:

  • SERC will only accept a Secure English Language Test (SELT) for issuing a Certificate of Acceptance for Studies (CAS)


  • Successful completion of the admissions process


  • Provide evidence of ability to undertake the programme by meeting the requirements for the accreditation of prior experiential learning.  Further details on APEL can be found in the admissions section

How will I be assessed and given feedback?

Candidates are assessed using a range of different methods. These include assessments, coursework, project based learning, presentations, practical, posters, leaflets, role-play, and case studies.  This is dependent on the requirements of each unit of study.  Oral, written and online feedback will be provided during your course to help improve and monitor performance.

Where will it take me?

CIPD intermediate qualifications are ideal if you want to progress your work in HR or L&D and study a recognised professional qualification, wish to progress your career by improving your knowledge and skills and aspire to become a professional member of the CIPD.

How will it make me more employable?

The CIPD Level 5 qualification is highly valued by employers as it helps you to develop the business understanding and technical knowledge that employers look for.  It demonstrates that you’ve achieved a certain level of knowledge in HR and L&D.   The qualification is highly relevant and practical and is designed to develop your HR, L&D and business knowledge.   The qualification will allow you to enhance your professional credibility providing you with a professional level of membership (Associate member), which demonstrates your professionalism in the workplace.

Additional Costs

All candidates are required to register independently with CIPD, membership costs may fluctuate year on year.  2020/21 costs were approx. £140 


The course and Provider are regulated by CIPD

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:

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