Course Overview

CIPD Level 5 Diploma

Course code: MOL002

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  • Fully recognised CIPD Level 5 intermediate Diploma in HR
  • For HR professionals already with knowledge of basic skills
  • Skills will support and help develop your role
  • Learn skills in improving organisational performance, employment law and relations
  • Online seminars or attend workshops
  • Develop your career in your workplace

Broaden your basic knowledge of HR and validate your experience with a fully recognised CIPD Level 5 Diploma. This course is ideal for those already in a HR role who want to validate their experience with a qualification.

It will also enable students to learn more skills and expand on existing knowledge. Take the next step in your career. This course can help you on your way to get the promotion you have always wanted!

Discounts on selected courses - Until 19th November
Course Content
Unit 1: Employee Engagement
  • How employee engagement can be linked to and distinguished from related concepts
  • Learn to apply strategy, policy and practice to sustain high levels of employee engagement
  • Principles of and applications for high performance working


Unit 2: Business Issues and the Contexts of Human Resources
  • Gain understanding of key developments in business and external HR context
  • Identify and review external factors affecting business organisations
  • Asses impact of external factors on HR function
  • Examine HR role in devising and implementing strategy
  • Develop critical perspective of contexts and provide workable solutions


Unit 3: Using Information in Human Resources
  • Learn to create and present case for improvement based on work based research
  • Develop skills of research
  • Learn to identify suitable data sources to support investigation into area of HR practice
  • Use these sources to create and apply data
  • Evaluate the role of HR in creating business strategy implementing it
  • Prepare and present business case for improvement
Unit 4: Developing Professional Practice
  • Knowledge, skills and behaviours HR professionals should adopt
  • Learn to embrace ‘thinking performer’ perspective
  • How to function efficiently and effectively within organisation
  • Allows students to asses strengths
  • Identify CPD plan
Unit 5: Managing and Co-ordinating the Human Resources Function
  • HR activity and function in organisations
  • Learn methods to demonstrate value of functions in organisations
  • HR department aims and how they are evolving in contemporary organisations
  • Explore methods of delivering HR objectives and developments in management of employment relationships
  • Prove HR activity having a positive effect on organisations by using published research evidence
  • Introduction to professional and ethical HR approach
  • Discover HR manager role in promoting and managing change
Unit 6: Improving Organisational Performance
  • Find out how businesses and companies can drive sustained organisation performance
  • Learn how to create high performance work organisation
  • Understand benefits of involving line managers in performance management process
  • Discover theoretical frameworks of high performance working (HPW)
  • Study impact on organisational performance, competitive advantage, employee engagement and employee well being
  • Build business case for and barriers to high performance working
  • Improving organisational performance with people management
  • Understand importance of line managers involvement and commitment and how this can support building of high performance culture
Unit 7: Employment Law
  • Introduction to employment legislation and employment law system
  • How daily HR activities are subject to forms of regulation
  • Overview of employment legislation - understand emerging developments in managing employment relationship in local and international jurisdictions
Unit 8: Contemporary developments in employment relations
  • Key developments in theory and practice of employment relations
  • Learn to make effective judgements about employment relations policy, processes and practice in both local and European jurisdictions
  • Understand broader developments influencing effective management of employment relationship in national and multinational organisations
Other Information

You will have to complete a written assignment for each unit (8 in total). These assignments are submitted to your tutor upon completion of each unit.  


Study Method

You will have the option to take the live online or blended study option. The blended study involves both online and classroom study. Classroom study locations are in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol and Glasgow.

The course runs at various times of the year. You will be given a timetable at the beginning of your course.  This maps out when each unit is running. Each unit will take 5 weeks to complete.

We recommend that all students attend at least a minimum of 2 face to face workshops throughout their course.

You will also be given specialist tutor support through over email, interactive webinars and forums via virtual learning environment.

Course Duration

You will have between 9-10 months to complete this course. Each unit takes 5 weeks to complete. You will be provided with a timetable at the start of your course with dates when each unit is running between.

Course Outcome

Successful students will gain their CIPD Level 5 Diploma in HR. Students may also go on to apply for the following job roles:

  • HR Manager
  • HR Advisor
  • HR Business Partner
  • Recruitment Manager

Your Questions Answered

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Specialist tutor support over email, interactive webinars and forums via virtual learning environment
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • FREE employability guide to help you impress future employers
  • Free TOTUM Card (formerly NUS)
What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You will need to have at least 6 months work within a HR role in order to complete the course. If you have less than 6 months work experience take a look at the CIPD Level 3 Diploma.


Do I have to sit an exam?

There are no formal exams for this course. You will be assessed by submitting assignments to your tutor.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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For your finance application to be considered you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Be employed for at least 16 hours a week or retired and in receipt of a private or company pension. Certain state benefit schemes may also be considered.
  • Be a permanent UK resident with a 3 year address history
  • Have a good credit history with no late payments, debt relief orders or bankruptcies
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Please note that meeting the above criteria does not guarantee finance acceptance.

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