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CIPD Level 5 Certificate in Human Resource Management


Course Description

Course Overview

This course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and successful completion of it qualifies you for the CIPD Intermediate Certificate in Human Resource Management. It also grants you automatic Associate Membership of the CIPD. You will receive an excellent grounding in all aspects of human resources (HR), developing your knowledge and practical skills, and focussing particularly on how HR can add value to organisations. This course is designed to build your practical knowledge and develop your skills through real experiences of human resource management.
Primarily aimed at people who are working or entering the HR profession who wish to become professionally qualified, this course allows for career progression in this specialist field. On completing this course, you are automatically eligible to continue directly to the PgDip/MSc in Human Resource Management at Manchester Met. The Master’s course is fully accredited by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD). This qualification enables you to distinguish yourself from other candidates in today’s competitive job market.

Units of Study

There are two units on this course and assessment is purely through assignments- there are no exams.

HR Policy and Practice
This unit is designed to introduce students to the areas of resourcing and talent planning; employee reward; employment law; training and development; and coaching and mentoring.
The unit will cover recruitment and selection, talent management, retention and termination of employment, including redundancy, dismissal, retirement and change management with associated legal requirements. We also consider HR policy and practice relating to pay, reward, performance management and discipline; working time and the treatment of staff in work
This unit will also consider the design, delivery and evaluation of inclusive learning and development activities including coaching and mentoring capability.
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to understand and evaluate people management policy and practice in these areas. Your learning is assessed through one Case Study Assignment where you evaluate HR policy and Practice through a case and one written assignment on an HR topic of professional relevance, selected from the wide range of themes covered.

The Effective HR Practitioner
This unit is designed to introduce students to the HR function and the internal and external contexts in which HR professionals work. The unit will also equip students with the skills necessary for working in a HR context.
This unit offers students an opportunity to examine the purpose and objectives of the HR function, consider the business/organisational context and explore the ways in which HR adds value and to organisation performance and change management. We also consider what it means to be an effective HR practitioner, with opportunities to reflect on a range of key practitioner skills such as team-working and business research. We introduce a variety of approaches to ongoing professional development, personal reflection and coaching.
You will conduct a piece of original research on a relevant HR issue to your organization, write a persuasive business report and reflect on your own personal and professional development.
This unit will provide an excellent opportunity for developing as an effective practitioner, will enhance your workplace contribution and provide you with a framework for ongoing professional development.

Special Features

This course is designed to build your practical knowledge and develop your skills through real experiences of human resource management in a range of different organisational settings.
The course will provide you with an excellent grounding in all aspects of HR, developing your knowledge and practical skills, and focussing particularly on how HR can add value to organisations.
This course has been specially designed to provide foundational knowledge and skills for a career in HR, covering key aspects of policy and practice (such as resourcing, reward, performance management, employment law, and training and development) as well as developing the skills to be an effective practitioner.
Successful completion of the course leads to automatic Associate Membership of CIPD.
The course leads to the CIPD Intermediate Certificate in HRM.
Successful completion of this Certificate can provide a route for entry to MMU’s highly regarded Postgraduate Diploma in HRM, which gives full exemption from the CIPD Advanced Diploma - the gateway qualification to becoming a Chartered Member of the CIPD.
Teaching takes place at our Business School by professionally qualified staff with relevant academic and workplace experience through a range of inter-active lectures, workshops, case studies and project-based assignments.

Visit the CIPD Level 5 Certificate in Human Resource Management page on the Manchester Metropolitan University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The Standard Entry requirements are GCSE Maths and English (C) or equivalent, plus at least 2 years' relevant work experience. This programme is open to candidates who do not hold a degree but can demonstrate appropriate experience, either as an existing HR practitioner, as a manager or prior learning through business-related experience of managing and supervising people at work. Please refer to our website for our detailed entry requirements.

Course Fees

Please refer to our website for the latest fee information.


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